Mufasa: The Lion King Trailer Revealed


Mufasa: The Lion King is an upcoming musical drama film from the United States, written and directed by Jeff Nathanson, and produced by Pastel Productions and Walt Disney Pictures. It is the photorealistic animated prequel in the live-action style to the 2019 remake of the 1994 original film The Lion King, which is also made similarly.[1] Beyoncé Knowles, John Kani, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, and Donald GloverCarter, Aaron Pierre, Tiffany Boone, Mads Mikkelsen, Thandiwe Newton, Lennie James, and Blue Ivy Carter in her feature film debut join Carter in reprising their respective parts from the remake.

Mufasa: The Lion King Trailer Revealed


The film starts with the theme song “The Circle of Life” playing while Mufasa, the lion king, is shown cradling his newborn son Simba in the camera’s frame. As the future king, young Simba is the reason the whole animal population is gathered at Pride Rock to see him. Except for one lion, everyone in the kingdom is delighted about the birth of the new prince. Scar is that lion. Before Simba succeeded him as king, Scar, Mufasa’s brother, was next in line. Scar is envious of young Simba and feels enraged. Simba is an extremely content young lion. He spends all of his time playing with Nala, a lioness who is his greatest buddy.


Aaron Pierre and Kelvin Harrison Jr. were cast in August 2021 as the voices of young Mufasa and Scar, respectively. During an interview with Fandango in April 2023 about his film Chevalier (2022), Harrison Jr. confirmed that the film will explore Scar’s backstory, portraying him in a “hilarious and very, very spicy” manner and expressing interest in how the young and sweet Scar’s relationship with his brother Mufasa evolves throughout the film.

By September 2022, it was confirmed that Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and John Kani would return as Pumbaa, Timon, and Rafiki. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Donald Glover were confirmed to reprise their roles in April 2024, with Blue Ivy Carter, Tiffany Boone (replacing Alfre Woodard), Kagiso Lediga, Preston Nyman (replacing John Oliver), Mads Mikkelsen, Thandiwe Newton, Lennie James, Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Braelyn Rankins,

Theo Somolu, Folake Olowofoyeku, Joanna Jones, Thuso Mbedu, Sheila Atim, Abdul Salis, and Dominique Jennings were announced as new cast members. Jenkins considered casting Blue Ivy as Kiara after hearing the audiobook version she did for his friend Matthew A. Cherry’s Hair Love (2019) short film, but had reservations on whether she and her mother would want to act opposite each other, fearing it would hit “too close to home,” but both Blue Ivy and Beyoncé were enthusiastic.

Shorts Details

1 Director Barry Jenkins
2 Writer Jeff Nathanson
3 Stars Aaron Pierre Kelvin Harrison Jr.
4 Release Date December 20, 2024
5 Budget 45 Million USD
6 Gross Worldwide Estimated
7 Runtime 2 hours 3 mint

Release Date And Box Office Collection

Mufasa: December 20, 2024, is when The Lion King is supposed to be released. Due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, the original release date of July 5, 2024, was pushed back to its present date. Regarding its performance at the box office, the 1994 animated feature film “The Lion King” continues to be beloved and legendary. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, the 2019 live-action version, which included realistic CGI animal representations, was a huge economic success, earning over $1 billion worldwide.

The heritage is now being carried on by “Mufasa: The Lion King,” which fans are excitedly anticipating being released. Although “Mufasa: The Lion King” exact box office numbers are not yet public, it’s reasonable to assume that, considering the success of the franchise, the movie will do well. With almost $960 million earned at the worldwide film office, the 2019 remake alone is a smash hit. So be ready to rejoin the Pride Lands and keep an eye out for this thrilling prequel!


This is an animated film, as are all Disney movies. The film begins with the theme song “The Circle of Life” playing as the camera pans to Mufasa, King of the Lions, cradling his newborn son Simba. The whole animal population has gathered at Pride Rock to observe young Simba, the future king. Except for one lion, everyone in the kingdom is pleased with the birth of the new prince. That lion is Scar. Scar is Mufasa’s brother, who was next in line to become king when Simba stole his position.

Scar is furious and envious of young Simba. Young Simba is a very happy lion. He spends much of his time playing with his best buddy, a lioness named Nala. Simba is observed by the bird Zazu, and when Zazu assures him that one day he will be king, Simba bursts into the song “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King.” Scar, meanwhile, has other intentions for Simba. One day, Scar sends Simba to play in the elephant graveyard with his minions, the hyenas. The hyenas attempt to murder Simba, but Mufasa intervenes and protects him. When Scar hears of this, he becomes even more enraged and sings “Be Prepared,” an allusion to his intention to murder Simba. Scar has a plan.

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