MOVIES & TV SERIES
THE LION KING
118 Min., Animation, Adventure
R: Jon Favreau
D: Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles, Seth Rogen
Disney’s The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna, where a future king is born. 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. Disney’s The Lion King utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way.