The live action Lion King returns with Mufasa: The Lion King.

After five years, there is a new entry in the Lion King series. Mufasa: The Lion King is the latest entry in the live action Lion King movies. The film is centered around Mufasa, and his backstory, exploring his life, struggles, and rise to becoming the noble king of the Pride Lands. The movie is set to release December 20, 2024.

When does Mufasa: The Lion King release?

As per the trailer, Mufasa: The Lion King is set to bring audiences back to the Pride Lands December 20, 2024.

Mufasa: The Lion King cast

The cast for the new Mufasa movie is stacked. to say the least. We have returning faces from the previous Lion King movie. Such as Donald Glover and Beyoncé, who are reprising their roles as Simba and Nala. While also, there are new cast members, like Mads Mikkelsen,.

The full headlining cast is below:

Seth RogenPumbaa (voice)
Mads MikkelsenKiros (voice)
Thandiwe NewtonEshe (voice)
Donald GloverSimba (voice)
BeyoncéNala (voice)
Billy EichnerTimon (voice)
Kelvin Harrison Jr.Taka (voice)
Aaron PierreMufasa (voice)
John KaniRafiki (voice)
Blue Ivy CarterKiara (voice)
Beyoncé Knowles-CarterNala (voice)

What's the movie about?

Mufasa: The Lion King explores the origins of Mufasa. However, the movie is not just a origin story for Mufasa. The movie also explores Simba and his cub, who's trying to follow in his father's footsteps.

So, the story of the movie is a multigenerational story, exploring the start of Mufasa's legacy and his current legacy with his grandson cub. And with such a stellar cast, the movie is sure to be a hit.

When will it be available on OTT Platforms?

Similar to most other Disney properties that have theatrical releases, Mufasa: The Lion King will be availalbe on Disney+. Of course at least a month after it's theatrical release. This allows for the movie to reach a wider audience and more people can witness Mufasa's story.

Stay tuned to for the latest movie news and updates.

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