Mufasa The Lion King release date postponed, Here’s when it is now releasing

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  • Mufasa: The Lion King is the prequel to the 2019 remake film The Lion King
  • It will delve into Mufasa’s backstory and look into the mysteries surrounding character interactions and storylines from the original work
  • The release of the live-action movie is now delayed

It was revealed in September 2020 that Barry Jenkins was tapped to helm a live-action, photorealistic computer-generated imagery (CGI) prequel to 2019’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King (1994). Jeff Nathanson wrote the script of the musical drama film titled Mufasa: The Lion King. Made under the banners of Walt Disney Pictures and Pastel Productions and to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Aaron Pierre and Kelvin Harrison Jr. provide the voices for the younger versions of Mufasa and Scar, respectively. Joining them are Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and John Kani, reprising their voice character roles from the 2019 film. At the D23 Expo in September 2022, the movie’s title—Mufasa: The Lion King—was unveiled. Amidst the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, the film’s production slowed in July. Ardent fans of Lion King and its characters are looking forward to the film and are excited to know the backstory of Mufasa. Continue reading for more.

Mufasa The Lion King Release Date

Mufasa The Lion King was supposed to be released theatrically on July 5, 2024. However, the release is postponed. The film was delayed by the unprecedented 118-day SAG-AFTRA strike (which ended recently). Mufasa The Lion King will arrive in cinemas on December 20, 2024. Given the production banner and that The Lion King (1994 and 2019) is available on Disney+, Mufasa The Lion King will be on the platform digitally.

Movie Name Mufasa: The Lion King
Theatrical Release Date December 20, 2024
OTT Platform Disney+ (Probable)
OTT Release Date To Be Announced
Director Barry Jenkins
Voice Cast Aaron Pierre and Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Recurring Voice Cast Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and John Kani

Mufasa: The Lion King Here’s all we know so far

It is based on Disney’s The Lion King by Irene Mecchi, Linda Woolverton, and Jonathan Roberts. Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, and Nicholas Britell composed the music for the film. The teaser/ trailer of Mufasa: The Lion King is yet to come. Mark Ceryak and Adele Romanski are the producers.

Voice Cast:

  • Aaron Pierre as Mufasa
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Scar

Recurring Voice Cast:

  • Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
  • Billy Eichner as Timon
  • John Kani as Rafiki

Mufasa The Lion King: Questions That You Can Find Answers To

The prequel film can answer many questions dwelling in the minds of fans. Below are a few examples of the same.

  • Where did differences start from between Scar and Mufasa?
  • How did Mufasa become the King of Pride Lands?
  • How did Sarabi and Mufasa’s bond come into existence?
  • Who are Mufasa and Scar’s parents?
  • Why does Scar detest his brother so much?

Mufasa The Lion King Storyline

The film will explore the backstory of Mufasa, his origins, his relationships, his friends, his foes, and more.

Mufasa: The Lion King Reviews and IMDb Rating

Mufasa The Lion King’s reviews and IMDb rating will be updated after the release.

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