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At Theaters: 7/19/2019 On Video:
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 58 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601398
Studio: Disney Pictures Inc.
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A journey to the African savanna where 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.
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Animated Drama - This is a photorealistic computer animated remake of the classic 1994 Disney hand drawn animated feature. This is an extremely faithful remake with all of the songs intact. Being photorealistic, the scenes of violence between animals are a bit more intense if lacking in blood; still, parents of very young children should be aware though most parents will find this all-ages safe, even with some mildly crude gags.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Donald Glover (Voice of Simba)
Seth Rogen (Voice of Pumbaa)
Beyonce (Voice of Nala)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (Voice of Scar)
James Earl Jones (Voice of Mufasa)
Director: Jon Favreau THE JUNGLE BOOK, CHEF, COWBOYS AND ALIENS
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PROFANITY: None.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Fights between animals with no visible blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Fights and chases.
COMEDY: Silly banter, wisecracks, sight gags; some mildly crude gags.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Good The movie is never less interesting than when it's trying to be the original "Lion King," and never more compelling than when it's carving out negative space within a very familiar property and strutting to the beat of its own, new music.

USA Today Full Review
Good The Circle of Life has never looked so good... ...stuns the senses with photorealistic animals and an immersive African landscape... ...game-changing, incredible visual effects. As for the rest of it? This "Lion King” is akin to a revival of an iconic Broadway musical, with an all-star cast and a few welcome improvements but lacking a certain magic and originality.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Average What's missing? Let's start with intangibles such as heart, soul and the faintest hint of originality. Favreau offers up a shot-by-shot remake... Is it technically impressive? You bet. But without the animating spark of life, the story falls flat. There's no magic in it.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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