Mufasa is a powerful lion who loves his family and cares for his African kingdom.
He’s the type of grace-filled dad you’d want to emulate. He’s also the kind of compassionate leader you’d want to serve.
It’s no wonder his young son, Simba, loves him so much.
But then Mufasa is killed, moments after saving Simba from a wildebeest stampede. A guilt-ridden Simba flees his homeland, leaving his evil uncle Scar to take the throne.
Will Simba ever return?
Disney’s live-action movie The Lion King (PG) opens this weekend, starring James Earl Jones as Mufasa, JD McCrary as the young Simba, Donald Glover as the older Simba, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar.
It’s a remake of the 1994 animated classic that won two Oscars and three Golden Globes and that remains the fourth-highest grossing animated film of all time.
Here are five things parents should know:
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