THE LION KING has an excellent vocal cast including the return of James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Donald Glover as Simba, also starring in the movie is Queen Beyonce as the voice of Nala. Seth Rogen is stellar as Pumbaa. Overall, the cast delivers fine performances with their vocal performance. The music by Sir Elton John, with a few new songs. from Beyonce is fabulous. As a production, the movie has everything you could ask for. THE LION KING is dazzling!
Where the movie goes off track is in the telling of the story. Director Jom Favreau crafts a great story but the problem I had was that the story is identical to the last movie. The music was the most enjoyable and a new generation of children will be singing the songs (again.)
Again, this movie is exactly the same as the first, but I couldn't get enough. THE LION KING should be enjoyed over and over again. And if you watch the box office numbers; it probably will. The movie is rated PG and has a run time of 1 hour and 58 minutes, On my Hollywood Movie Scale, THE LION KING rates a LARGE.