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From Disney “Live Action,” director Jon Favreau's all-new "The Lion King" 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.

Director: Jon Favreau
Writers: Jeff Nathanson (screenplay by), Brenda Chapman


Donald Glover...Simba (voice)
Beyoncé...Nala (voice) (as Beyoncé Knowles-Carter)
Chiwetel Ejiofor...Scar (voice)
John Oliver...Zazu (voice)
James Earl Jones...Mufasa (voice)
John Kani...Rafiki (voice)
Alfre Woodard...Sarabi (voice)
JD McCrary...Young Simba (voice)
Shahadi Wright Joseph...Young Nala (voice)
Penny Johnson Jerald...Sarafina (voice)
Keegan-Michael Key...Kamari (voice)
Eric André...Azizi (voice)
Florence Kasumba...Shenzi (voice)
Seth Rogen...Pumbaa (voice)
Billy Eichner...Timon (voice)
Chance the Rapper...Bush Baby (voice) (as Chance Bennett)

We discuss Disney's "live action" The Lion King. How does it compare to the animated movie? Which star steals the show? What do we gain from this?

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