The story is set in a region in the plains of Africa, where the great Mufasa (James Earl Jones) reignes. Mufasa's son, Simba (Donald Glover) is shown from his momentous birth through his formative years where he imbibes the various teachings of wisdom and kingship his father imparts his way.
However, like any Kingdom, this one too has major complications intertwined in their bloodline, as Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Mufasa's treacherous brother is out to seek the Kingdom he deems his own, and his right to rule. As the unthinkable happens, Simba struggles to find his way back and goes into exile, while Scar tries to spread his evil and treachery over the once prosperous land of Pride Rock.
In a tale filled with betrayal, treachery, drama and most importantly revival, Simba strives to make the best out of the worst situation and carves his own path of survival, far from the realms of kingship. Upon his adventurous journey to pave his own way, he meets the iconic characters, Timon and Pumba, only to makes friends for a lifetime, who add life to his dwindling one.
His friends and learnings over time, give him the courage to fight his way back to his duties, and destiny to become The Lion King. While others search for what they can take, a true King searches for what he can give.
The Lion King Movie Cast, Release Date, Trailer, Songs and Ratings
In some ways, The Lion King remake — from director Jon Favreau — feels like a movie made for those who have seen the 1994 animated original. And in other ways, it feels like it's been made for those who haven't seen the original. Allow us to explain.