The Lion King

About The Lion King

In the Pride Lands of Africa, a pride of lions rule over the animal kingdom from Pride Rock. King Mufasa’s and Queen Sarabi’s newborn son, Simba (which is Swahili for lion), is presented to the gathering animals by Rafiki the baboon (with the colorful facial marking of a mandrill) who serves as the shaman and advisor. Mufasa shows Simba the Pride Lands and explains to him the responsibilities of kingship and the “circle of life”, which connects all living things.

  • Best Disney Trailer

    Best Disney Trailer

    The trailer of The Lion King Live Action, that will be launched this summer, scored a record of 224,6 million global views in the first 24 hours. Thereby it is the most-viewed Disney trailer debut ever.

  • 25 years

    25 years

    Disney's The Lion King opens in theatres July 19, 2019. 25 years after the original movie was released.

  • If I Were A Lion

    If I Were A Lion

    Beyoncé will be doing the voice-over for Nala, Simba's childhood friend and later wife, which will be spoken by Donald Glover. Seth Rogen will be doing the voice-over of Pumbaa.

  • Fun Fact

    Fun Fact

    Pumbaa was the first Disney character to ever fart on screen.

  • Best-selling home video

    Best-selling home video

    The Lion King is the best-selling home video of all time, with over 55 million copies sold. And with over 10 million copies sold, it is also the biggest-selling soundtrack ever for an animated film.