Mufasa: The Lion King Movie Details:
|Mufasa: The Lion King
|Disney’s The Lion King by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts & Linda Woolverton
|Adventure, Animation, Drama
|December 20, 2024
Kelvin Harrison Jr.
|Walt Disney Pictures
|Walt Disney Studios
Mufasa: The Lion King Movie Voice Cast & Characters:
- Aaron Pierre as Mufasa
- Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Scar
- Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
- Billy Eichner as Timon
- John Kani as Rafiki
Simba, having become king of the Pride Lands, is determined for his cub to follow in his paw prints while the origins of his late father Mufasa are explored.
About Mufasa: The Lion King Movie:
- Mufasa: The Lion King is an upcoming American animated adventure drama film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Pastel Productions. It is directed by Barry Jenkins and written by Jeff Nathanson.
- It is intended to be the live-action styled photorealistic computer-generated imagery prequel to the similarly created 2019 version and the original 1994 film The Lion King. In September 2020, it was announced that a follow-up film to the live-action-styled photorealistic CGI 2019 remake of The Lion King (1994) was in development, with Barry Jenkins attached to direct.
- Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and John Kani reprise their character roles from the remake.
- Development on a prequel to The Lion King was confirmed in September 2020. The film was officially announced when its official title was revealed in September 2022 at the 2022 D23 Expo announcement. Production on the film slowed down in July 2023 due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.
- Mufasa: The Lion King is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 20, 2024, by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on the occasion of the original The Lion King (1994)’s 30th anniversary and the CG animated version of The Lion King (2019)’s fifth anniversary.
- It was previously scheduled for release on July 5, 2024, but was delayed to its current date due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.