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The Lion King 2019

About The Lion King

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, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

The Lion King Cast

The Lion King Crew


Jon FavreauDirector


Jeff NathansonScreenplay
Irene MecchiCharacters
Jonathan RobertsCharacters
Linda WoolvertonCharacters
Brenda ChapmanStory


Jon FavreauProducer
Jeffrey SilverProducer
John BartnickiCo-producer
Debbi BossiAssociate producer
Karen GilchristProducer
Thomas SchumacherExecutive producer
Tom C. PeitzmanExecutive producer
David H. Venghaus Jr.Associate producer
Donald DowdProduction supervisor


Caleb DeschanelDirector of photography


Hans ZimmerMusic


Mark LivolsiEditor


James ChinlundProduction design