• Damien Lane

'The Lion King' remake to be released in 2019

The classic Walt Disney animated film "The Lion King," released back on June 24,1994, and directed by Rob Minkoff and Roger Allers, was a great hit with kids and went on to become an icon later down the line, becoming the ninth highest animated film of all time.

Now, like other several other classic Disney animated films, some of which are still in the works, its getting a live-action remake. The new 2019 "Lion King" film currently has a schedule release date of July 19, 2019.

The cast of the original film included Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Matthew Broderick (young and adult Simba), Jeremy Irons (Scar), and James Earl Jones (Mufasa). However, many other hands went into the making of the great 1994 version that was 1h 29m in running time.

Many people are hoping that the film will be the exactly the same as the original. If the new film is any different from the 1994 version, people will most likely be very upset about how Disney changed their classic film.

Many kids that grew up during the time of the release and though the 2000s loved the film, and some older people now will most likely go to see the film for some old memories.

The new film will have a complete new cast and directors. The new director will be Jon Favreau, who has directed and produced many films, including "Iron Man" and the recent "Jungle Book" remake. The new cast of the film will be Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar) Billy Eichner (Timon), Donald Glover (Simba), John Kani (Rafiki), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Alfre Woodard (Sarabi), Keegan-Michael Key (Kamari), JD McCrary (Young Simba), and John Oliver (Zazu).

Many people are looking forward to the new film but are also nervous about it not being the same as the famous original.

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