Mufasa: The Lion King Release Date, Cast, Plot

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Mufasa: The Lion King is an upcoming American musical drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, written by Jeff Nathanson, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Pastel Productions. The photorealistic animated film serves as both a prequel and sequel to the 2019 adaptation of the 1994 classic The Lion King.

Returning cast members Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Kani, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter are joined by Aaron Pierre, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Tiffany Boone, Mads Mikkelsen, Thandiwe Newton, Lennie James, and Blue Ivy Carter, making her feature film debut.

Mufasa: The Lion King Release Date, Cast, Plot

Mufasa: The Lion King Release Date

Mufasa: The Lion King is scheduled for release on December 20, 2024. The film was initially set to be released on July 5, 2024, but it was delayed due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.

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Mufasa: The Lion King Voice Cast

  • Aaron Pierre as Mufasa
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Taka
  • Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
  • Billy Eichner as Timon
  • John Kani as Rafiki
  • Kagiso Lediga as young Rafiki
  • Tiffany Boone as Sarabi
  • Preston Nyman as Zazu
  • Mads Mikkelsen as Kiros, a formidable lion with big plans for his pride
  • Donald Glover as Simba, current king of Pride Rock and Mufasa’s son
  • BeyoncĂ© Knowles-Carter as Nala, Mufasa’s daughter-in-law
  • Thandiwe Newton as Eshe, Taka’s mother and Mufasa’s adopted mother
  • Lennie James as Obasi, Taka’s father and Mufasa’s adopted father
  • Keith David as Masego, Mufasa’s biological father
  • Anika Noni Rose as Afia, Mufasa’s biological mother
  • Blue Ivy Carter as Kiara, Simba and Nala’s daughter and Mufasa and Sarabi’s granddaughter

Mufasa: The Lion King Plot

The prequel, which explores the rise of one of the greatest kings of the Pride Lands, returns to the African savannah where Rafiki recounts the story of Kiara’s grandfather to her, with Timon and Pumbaa providing colorful commentary.

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