Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother, and former heir to the throne, has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy, and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
MPAA rating: PG; for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements.|||juvenile
a Fairview Entertainment production ; executive producers, Tom Peitzman, Julie Taymor, Thomas Schumacher ; produced by John Favreau, p.g.a., Karen Gilchrist, p.g.a., Jeffrey Silver, p.g.a. ; screenplay by Jeff Nathanson ; directed by Jon Favreau.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Remake of the 1994 film "The Lion King" screenplay by Irene Mecchi and Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton.
John Kani, Seth Rogen, Donald Glover, Keegan-Michael Key, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Billy Eichner, Amy Sedaris, Alfre Woodard, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Eric Andre, John Oliver.
Original score by Hans Zimmer ; original songs by Tim Rice and Elton John ; visual effects & animation by MPC ; visual effects supervisors, Robert Legato, ASC, Adam Valdez ; animation supervisor, Andrew R. Jones ; film editors, Mark Livolsi, ACE, Adam Gerstel ; production designer, James Chinlund ; director of photography, Caleb Deschanel, ASC.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation, Dolby digital 5.1, English DVS 2.0.
English, French or Spanish dialogue ; French or Spanish subtitles ; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) ; English descriptive audio language track for the blind and visually impaired.