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The Lion King

The Lion King

Directed by


Donald Glover
Alfre Woodard
Billy Eichner
John Kani
John Oliver
James Earl Jones
JD McCrary
Shahadi Wright Joseph
Penny Johnson Jerald
Keegan-Michael Key
Eric Andre
Florence Kasumba
Amy Sedaris
Chance the Rapper
Josh McCrary
Beyoncé Knowles
Phil La'Marr
J. Lee
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  1. How 'Lion King' Music Differs from the Original  Hollywood Reporter
  2. How 18 key moments in the 'Lion King' remake compare to the original movie  INSIDER
  3. Lion King review: Is Disney reboot worth it? First reactions as The Lion King is released  Express
  4. ‘The Lion King’ Ruling Box Office With Dazzling Debut at $180 Million  Variety
  5. 'The Lion King' Breaks Disney Box Office Records With Massive $79 Million Friday  Forbes
  6. View full coverage on Google News
Sat, 20th July 2019

  1. The Lion King UK release date, film trailer and who is in the cast with Beyonce?  The Sun
  2. The Lion King soundtrack released on streaming sites  CBBC Newsround
  3. Critics split on whether 'The Lion King' is revolutionary or revolting—but moviegoers will still show up  CNBC
  4. Disney's 'Lion King' remake is not live-action — it's photoreal  Business Insider
  5. Disney's Live-Action Lion King (2019) Review: Repeating History  GameSpot
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Thu, 18th July 2019

Jon Favreau Explains Why He Decided to Remake ‘The Lion King,’ Talks Working With Beyoncé  Variety

Jon Favreau explains why wanted to make a remake of "The Lion King" and gushes over working with Beyoncé.

Sat, 20th July 2019

‘The Lion King’ Regal Overseas With $192M Through Friday  Deadline

SATURDAY UPDATE: On Friday, Disney's The Lion King added another 10 offshore markets including the UK, Spain and Mexico. Through yesterday, the big cat ...

Sat, 20th July 2019

The Lion King review – deepfake copycat ain't so grrreat  The Guardian

Disney's reboot of its much-loved 1994 animation is a plausibly real retelling of the story of prince Simba and his struggle against wicked uncle Scar.

Thu, 11th July 2019

The Lion King (2019) Review | Movie  Empire

Read the Empire Movie review of The Lion King (2019). The great circle of life has thrown up a gorgeous, star-studded story, but trading feeling for...

Fri, 12th July 2019

19th July 2019

This weekend, Friday 19th July 2019, there are 3 new films released in the UK looking to hit the box office, but can it challenge Spider-Man: Far From Home for the top spot?

Tell It To The Bees

The Lion King

First up at cinemas this week is the live action version of The Lion King from Disney, a Dramatic movie directed by Jon Favreau who also directed Chef in 2014 which grossed £1.5 Million.

It stars Donald Glover who last starred in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) and Seth Rogen who last appeared in Long Shot (2019).

Tell It To The Bees

Next on the new release schedule is Tell It To The Bees, this new Romance stars Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger.

The film is brought to us by new director Annabel Jankel.

The Wedding Guest

Next up this week is The Wedding Guest which is directed by Michael Winterbottom who directed Go Now in 1995.

It stars Dev Patel and Radhika Apte.

Check back on Monday to see where these films end up on the Weekend Box Office Chart.

Come back next week when there are 3 new releases hitting cinemas.

  • The Current War is out Friday, 26th July
  • Horrible Histories: The Movie gets released on Friday, 26th July
  • The Intruder you can see from Friday, 26th July

15th July 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home stays at the top of the global box office for a second weekend with The Lion King live action the top new film with a limited release.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

3 weeks in and the Sony Marvel film stays at the top of the global box office for a second weekend, and lets face it last weekend, with a box office of $145.3 from 68 countries.

This pushes the films total global gross to $847 Million to date.

Toy Story 4

The Pixar animated movie stays at number 2 this week with a weekend gross of $68.7 from 46 countries, the films total global gross is now $424.7 Million after 4 weeks of release.

The Lion King

The latest live action movie from Disney makes its first appearance on the global box office at number 3 with $54.7 Million from only 1 country, China.

The film is released across much of the rest of the world this coming weekend and will top the global box office next weekend, and maybe smash a box office record or two.

The White Storm 2: Drug Lords

The Chinese smash hit falls to 4 this weekend with a gross of $33.6 Million from 7 countries for a $137.9 Million total gross after 2 weeks of release.

Annabelle Comes Home

The Conjuring Universe from falls to 5 this week with $23.6 from 79 countries for a $173.5 Million total after 3 weeks.

4th July 2019

The live action remakes continue to roll out from Disney and next up is The Lion King which has been given a PG age rating.

PG Age Rating

The new film is directed by Jon Favreau and stars among many others, the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogan and Beyonce Knowles.

Favreau's last live action remake for Disney was The Jungle Book which took £46 Million in 2016, so high expectations are already set for this.

The films has been given its PG age rating for mild threat, violence and it has a runtime of 118 minutes (1 hour 58 minutes).

10th April 2019

Due for release on the 19th July 2019 today Disney bring us a full length trailer for The Lion King.

The live action movie is directed by Jon Favreau and stars among others Seth Rogen and Donald Glover.

In this new trailer we get to see many of the main players including the likes of Scar and Simba.

What were really looking forward to is seeing for the relationship works between Timon and Pumbaa as they were the highlights of the original animation!

Check out the trailer below.

25th April 2017

The live action films continue with the release date of The Lion King announced as July 19th 2019.

Directed by Jon Favreau expect there to be lots on CGI, so how 'live' it will be remains to be seen.

Movie details

UK BBFC Certificate: PG

Popular in: United Kingdom and China

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