The Lion King (2019 movie)

2019 film directed by Jon Favreau

The Lion King is a 2019 American musical adventure comedy-drama movie written by Jeff Nathanson, and directed and produced by Jon Favreau.[1] It is a remake of the 1994 animated movie of the same name and was produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

The movie stars the voices of Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, Eric Andre, Florence Kasumba, Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, John Kani, Amy Sedaris and Alfre Woodard with Keegan-Michael Key.[2][3]

Hans Zimmer composed the movie score. There is an original song by Elton John.[4]

Much of the main cast signed on in early-2017. Filming of the movie began that summer at a movie studio in Los Angeles.[5] The movie was released on July 19, 2019, the 25th anniversary of the animated classic.[6]

Before inflation, it was one of the highest grossing animated movies yet made


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  3. Gonzalez, Umberto; Verhoeven, Beatrice (August 7, 2017). "'Lion King' Rafiki Casting: John Kani, 'Civil War' Star, to Play Wise Baboon (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  4. "Elton John will make millions with live-action remake of The Lion King". New York Daily News. November 28, 2017. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  5. Lammers, Timothy (March 18, 2017). "Disney's Live-Action The Lion King Starts Production This Summer". Screen Rant. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  6. Lesnick, Silas (April 25, 2017). "Disney Movie Release Schedule Gets a Major Update". Retrieved April 25, 2017.

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