The British Board of Film Classification has revealed the official runtime of Disney’s remake of The Lion King.
In two weeks, Disney’s The Lion King will officially hit theaters and offer fans a new take on the beloved animated film. Now, the British Board of Film Classification has revealed Disney’s The Lion King remake will have a runtime of 118 minutes and 7 seconds, or 1 hour and 58 minutes.
This runtime means Disney’s The Lion King remake will be approximately 30 minutes longer than the animated version, which had a runtime of 88 minutes. While fans were concerned Disney’s latest “live-action” reimagining would be a shot-for-shot remake of the original The Lion King, the longer runtime suggests the new version will feature a fair amount of new material.
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Here’s the official synopsis:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” 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.
Directed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King features the voices talents of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King opens in theaters on July 19, 2019.