What is the Lion King 2019's age rating? Is this a darker remake?

The Lion King Scar

Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King has drawn praise for its ultra-realistic CGI but what's the age rating going to be?

Jon Favreau's live-action remake of the Disney classic The Lion King is soon to hit our cinema screens.

The 2019 version of The Lion King is set to be released in cinemas on Friday, July 19th 2019, and it'll no doubt be a great opportunity for fans of the original film to re-live the movie but it's also a brilliant chance to introduce The Lion King to a whole new audience.

But should parents be worried about the age rating for this new adaptation of The Lion King?

With the live-action re-imagining of the film, comes the ultra-realistic CGI that's become a staple in modern cinema. That, of course, gives us some incredibly real-looking animals.

The Lion King dir. Jon Favreau 2019

But what effect will that have on the film's age rating?

The Lion King 2019 has officially received a PG age rating; this is Disney we're talking about.

While the original may have been a U, the ultra-real lions and hyenas will likely lead to a PG rating for this new live-action version. The peril will likely feel far more visceral this time around, but fans are anticipating a rewarding and touching experience from this repackaged classic. 

Get excited!

Of course, Mufasa's death (spoilers) will still leave many holding back the tears, especially as James Earl Jones reprises the role, but it's not enough to warrant an age rating of anything more than a PG.

So if you've got young children, you're more than likely going to be fine to bring them along.

Although, let's be honest the bulk of the film's audience is likely going to be adults who first saw the film as kids on its original release in 1994.  

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