The Lion King

Animation Adventure Drama


A young lion prince returns to save his kingdom after the murder of his father.

This live-action adaptation roars with the collective weight of childhood memories, impressive technological advances, and a stellar voice cast. The iconic story remains relatively untouched, but its animal stars and surrounds have received a photorealistic upgrade. What can be aptly described as a majestically-shot documentary turned musical, "The Lion King" is visually stunning and sweetly familiar - and almost too real for its own good. Particularly when the trade-off for its animalistic realism is the inability to show any real emotion... but that's the circle of life.

Stefan Sgarioto

Wide Release 18th July 2019
Walt Disney Studios 118 mins