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The Lion King (2019)

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The Lion King is an animation movie directed by Jon Favreau and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, and James Earl Jones. The film has a $260 million budget and is 1 hour 58 minutes in length. The Lion King currently has a 6.9 IMDb rating. The movie is rated PG.

This page has up-to-date information on The Lion King as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including summary, release dates, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

Release dates

The official theatrical release date for The Lion King is July 12, 2019.

When will The Lion King be out on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

The Lion King DVD and Blu-ray release date is Friday, October 11, 2019. The estimated DVD release date is October 2019. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in October 2019. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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Film details

Cinema Release Date: July 12, 2019
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: October 11, 2019
Film Budget: $260 million
Box Office: $544 million (U.S.)
Length: 1 hour 58 minutes
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Language English
Age Rating: PG

release date for The Lion King

Plot summary

What is The Lion King about?

After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.



6.9 IMDb Metascore

The movie has a 6.9 out of 10 IMDb rating and Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update the review scores.

Parental rating

The Lion King is rated PG. Parental guidance is suggested, meaning some material may not be suitable for children. Parents are urged to give "parental guidance." The movie may contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

Film budget

How much did The Lion King cost to make?

The Lion King had a budget of $260,000,000. The movie cost over $260 million to make.

The Lion King movie poster

Box Office

How much did The Lion King make?

The Lion King has made over $544 million domestically at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray, and digital sales.

Film facts

How long is The Lion King?

The movie is 1 hour 58 minutes long.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

What year did The Lion King come out?

The Lion King is released on July 12, 2019. The movie has been out for .

Who is the director of The Lion King?

Jon Favreau directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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