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Summary: In the African savanna, a future king is born. 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...

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Awards & Rankings

Nominee Academy Awards, USA, 2020 Best Achievement in Visual Effects - Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, Elliot Newman
Nominee BAFTA Awards, 2020 Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects - Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, Elliot Newman
Nominee Golden Globes, USA, 2020 Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Labrinth (music/lyrics by), Ilya Salmanzadeh (music/lyrics by), Beyoncé (music/lyrics by) For song "Spirit"
Nominee Golden Globes, USA, 2020 Best Motion Picture - Animated
Metacritic's #8 Most Discussed Movie of 2019 See More Rankings
Metacritic's #7 Most Shared Movie of 2019 See More Rankings

FAQs

Who plays Simba in The Lion King? Donald Glover plays as Simba in The Lion King.

Who plays Nala in The Lion King? Beyoncé Knowles plays as Nala in The Lion King.

Who plays Pumbaa in The Lion King? Seth Rogen plays as Seth Rogen in The Lion King.

Who plays Scar in The Lion King? Chiwetel Ejiofor plays as Scar in The Lion King.

Who plays Mufasa in The Lion King? James Earl Jones plays as Mufasa in The Lion King.

Where was The Lion King filmed? The Lion King was filmed in the following locations: South Africa, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Where can I watch The Lion King? You can watch The Lion King for free with a subscription to Disney+, or you can buy/rent it on Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video or iTunes.

When was The Lion King released? The Lion King was released on July 19, 2019.

What is the MPAA rating for The Lion King? The Lion King is rated PG.

What is The Lion King about? In the African savanna, a future king is born. 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.

How long is The Lion King? The Lion King is 118 minutes long.

Box Office

Domestic $543,638,043
Worldwide $1,656,943,394

Details

Tags
  • remake
  • coming of age
  • king
  • jungle
  • sidekick
  • monkey
  • hero
  • famous song
Release Date July 19, 2019
Country
  • USA
Languages
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
Filming Locations
  • South Africa
Production Company
  • Walt Disney Pictures