Walt Disney’s remake of The Lion King, tells the story we have come to love. The story that takes place in the African savanna where the future king, Simba, is born and presented on Pride Rock. Unfortunately, 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. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, loves his life, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa.
The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a unique pair of newfound friends, Pumba and Timon, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba (JD McCrary as Young Simba), Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala (Shahadi Wright Joseph as young Nala), James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon, and utilizes photorealistic computer-animation bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way.
The tech team that director Jon Favreau (who did an excellent job) employed to create his talking lions (and all the other animals) and sweeping African landscapes is just outstanding. You leave the movie swearing animals can talk!
In my opinion, the CGI level is a technological phenomenon, and something that you need to see to believe!
I have a very strong feeling that “The Lion King” will be Disney’s most successful remake yet!