The reviews from the Lion King Premiere reveal that critics are pleased with the film.

Disney is currently remaking all of their animated movies in live action films and the “Lion King” is next. The film features Dona

ld Glover as Simba and Beyonce Knowles as Nala. Jon Favreau, director of the “Jungle Book” is the director.  The cast also features James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa, and new members such as Seth Rogen. Earlier this week, a select group of journalist and film critics got to see an early screening of the film to review it. Their reaction to it was very good.

Also, according to the Collider, this the official synopsis for the movie:

“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. Staying true to the classic story, Favreau utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring the iconic characters to the big screen in a whole new way. Also featuring James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon, Disney’s “The Lion King” opens in U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019.”

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