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The Lion King remake is one of the most talked about remakes of recent memory. Fans are excited for the film to hit theaters, and many are curious about when exactly they will get to see it. Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming The Lion King remake.
Everything you need to know about Jon Favreau’s reimagining of the classic 1994 film, with a brand new cast including Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Donald Glover, and everything you might have missed in the trailer.
Following on from his successful remake of animated classic The Jungle Book, filmmaker Jon Favreau is hoping to produce a similarly photorealistic version of The Lion King – but when will the new take on the Disney masterpiece come to cinemas, and who precisely will be speaking on behalf of the allies and the pride, as well as the predecessor?
In light of all the information that has recently come out, let’s take a look at what we know about the upcoming remake of The Lion King.
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Disney confirmed in 2016 that it was working on a live-action “reimagining” of The Lion King following the success of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast remakes.

In an effort to allay any concerns, it was made clear early on that the remake would include songs from the original animation, when Jon Favreau, the director of The Jungle Book, was given the opportunity to present the new version of the cherished Disney classic.
Although the original trailer appeared to be a remake shot for shot, it appears that there will be some new material as well. “You should revere and adore those elements that the public desires because The Lion King is a treasured and beloved film,” Sean Bailey, a Disney producer, said. “The film has some brand-new elements promised to be delivered.”
Although the original trailer appeared to be a remake shot for shot, it appears that there will be some new material as well. “You should revere and adore those elements that the public desires because The Lion King is a treasured and beloved film,” Sean Bailey, a Disney producer, said. “The film has some brand-new elements promised to be delivered.”

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When is The Lion King remake released in cinemas?

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the original film’s premiere, which took place in June 1994, Disney has declared that the movie will be released in theaters in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for the first time on July 19, 2019.
It’s true that Tim Burton’s Dumbo, which debuted on March 19, and Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin film, which debuted on May 24, are the first two Disney films to be released in 2019, which is true.
Like previous recent Disney remakes, the remake has been revealed to be about 30 minutes longer than the original, and early reviews from the animation community have hailed it as a game-changer. This extra length has been revealed to be due to additional plot lines, characters and subplots that have been added, along with additional songs and musical sequences.

Who is in the Lion King cast?

Along with Jones, Donald Glover was revealed in February 2017 to voice Simba in the film, with the first behind-the-scenes shot showing Glover with Favreau.

Then came the mother of all cast announcements in November 2017, when the heavily-rumored casting of Beyoncé as Nala was confirmed, along with a whole bunch of exciting names.

The Lion King first reactions and reviews

The Lion King has received rave reviews from critics, who call it a “dazzling” and “game-changing” remake of the 1994 original. The initial feedback is in: The Lion King has received rave reviews from critics, who call it a “dazzling” and “game-changing” remake of the 1994 original.

The Lion King plot: Same as the original?

If you’re familiar with the animation, you already know the plot, but just in case, here is the official summary: Simba holds King Mufasa in high regard and is dedicated to fulfilling his regal destiny. However, not everyone in the kingdom is happy about the birth of the new cub. The former heir to the kingdom and Mufasa’s brother, Scar, who has his own intentions, sees Simba as a threat to his own plans for the kingdom.
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“Simba has finally been banished as a result of the betrayal, tragedy, and drama that have plagued the war for Pride Rock. Simba will need to learn how to mature and reclaim what is rightfully his, with the aid of a peculiar pair of newfound companions.”
To be honest, Favreau has been explaining why he has had to update the hyenas, even though Mufasa’s persona has not been altered in the least.
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“I feel that they didn’t go well with the photo-realism, in my opinion,” he said. “Much of what they were surrounded by was extremely stylized, “He added, and a brand-new hyena lair that is not an elephant graveyard will exist.

Are Elton John's songs from The Lion King back?

Hans Zimmer, who composed the soundtrack for the original, is returning to score the new iteration of The Lion King, which is set to be released in 2019. Elton John, who composed the soundtrack for the original, has stated he is revising both old songs as well as maybe writing some new ones, which will be released along with the film.
“Simba has finally been banished as a result of the betrayal, tragedy, and drama that have plagued the war for Pride Rock. Simba will need to learn how to mature and reclaim what is rightfully his, with the aid of a peculiar pair of newfound companions.”
In February 2018, he stated, “There will be four of our songs in the movie, from the original: “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” “Hakuna Matata,” “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King,” and “Circle of Life,” adding that he was preparing to collaborate with Beyoncé on a brand-new end credits song. I am also in the process of writing a new song with her, and we hope to have it finished soon.”
We were concerned that “Be Prepared” wouldn’t be included in the adaptation because of this, but the whole soundtrack verified that Ejiofor will be giving Scar’s signature song his own unique touch. This is because the entire soundtrack is filled with songs from the original film, all of which are being given a new touch by Ejiofor.

The amazing cast in full is:

  • Donald Glover as Simba
  • Beyoncé as Nala
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar
  • James Earl Jones as Mufasa
  • Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
  • Billy Eichner as Timon
  • John Oliver as Zazu
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari
  • John Kani as Rafiki
  • Alfre Woodard as Sarabi
  • Florence Kasumba as Shenzi
  • Eric Andre as Azizi
  • JD McCrary as young Simba