The new Lion King is out this weekend!!!


WHAT'S IT ABOUT?After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

WHO'S IN IT?Voices ofDonald Glover,James Earl Jones,Beyonce Knowles,Chiwetel Ejiofor,Alfre Woodard,John Oliver,Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key


  • The budget was $260 million.
  • Beyoncé has produced and curated an album calledThe Lion King: The Gift, which features her song "Spirit" as well as tunes inspired by the film.
  • Though some of the shots are the same, this is not a shot-for-shot remake of the original.
  • The original animatedLion Kingmovie came out in 1994. It earned $968.5 million on a $45 million budget.
  • TheLion Kingwas Disney's first animated feature to have an original story. Its other animated films were based on fairy tales or other works.
  • TheLion King spawned a Broadway adaptation, two direct-to-video follow-ups, and two TV series,Timon & PumbaaandThe Lion Guard.



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