After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
The Lion King is a 2019 American musical film directed and produced by Jon Favreau. It is a photorealistic computer-animated remake of Disney’s traditionally animated 1994 film of the same name. The film features the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, as well as James Earl Jones reprising his role from the original film as Mufasa.
The Lion King follows the story of Simba, a young lion prince who is forced to leave his home after his uncle Scar kills his father Mufasa and takes over the pride. Simba grows up in exile and eventually returns to claim his rightful place as king.
The film was praised for its stunning visuals and talented voice cast, but some critics felt that the photorealistic animation lacked the emotion and expressiveness of the original film’s hand-drawn animation. Despite mixed reviews, The Lion King was a commercial success, grossing over $1.6 billion worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all time.