Disney has embarked on a mission of directing more of their animated hits for live-action remakes. A few months after The Jungle Book was released, director Jon Favreau was tasked with remaking The Lion King (1994).
Keep reading for a synopsis on what you can expect in The Lion King (2019).
Overview of The Lion King
A young lion flees his kingdom after the murder of his father to learn the true nature of bravery and leadership.
The Lion King‘s live-action film journeys deep into the African savanna to a particular kingdom where a young lion is born (Simba). Simba is destined to be the future king after his father (Mufasa). The cub and his father share memorable experiences which include advice and training on how to rule over the Pride Lands.
Nonetheless, this joy is short-lived when Scar, Mufasa’s brother, decides to switch up the plans of the royal inheritance.
Ultimately, the young cub is forced into exile. During this period, he makes new friends who mold him into becoming the ruler he is supposed to be.
The film portrays instances of love, friendship, and bravery as well as betrayal, tragedy and lots of drama. Not to mention, a lot of fun and memorable songs.
The Cast Members
The prominent cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, and John Kani as Rafiki. The characters Timon and Pumbaa are Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen respectively.
We are confident this remake of The Lion King will be wildly popular. We are huge fans of the Broadway production. The reception of The Jungle Book’s remake was a box office success, and The Lion King is likely to have a similar, if not greater, outcome. After all, many people have dubbed it as one of the greatest animated films ever written. With the addition of famous entertainers such as Donald Glover and Beyonce Knowles, there will undoubtedly be a crowd.
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In the United States, it will be in theaters on July l9, 2019.
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