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The Lion King Rated PG

The Lion King

Dir. Jon Favreau. USA, 2019. 1h 58m. Starring Donald Glover, Beyonce, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Keegan-Michael Key, Eric André, Chance the Rapper.

Disney takes us back to Pride Rock in the African savanna for this visually spectacular, photo-realistic re-telling of the 1994 animated favourite. An all-star cast of voice actors brings the story of Simba, Mufasa, and Scar back to life, featuring the return of classic songs from the original as well as a few new ones.

‘Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel’s expert command of "natural" spectacle and the sheer exuberance of Rogen and Eichner’s performances make it…purely delightful’ ★★★★ Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

‘By focusing his attention on upgrading the look of the earlier film while sticking largely to its directorial choices and script, Favreau reinforces the strength of the 1994 classic.’ Peter Debruge, Variety