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July 11, 2019 3 min read

Only a few movies as a child are considered memorable. Usually, the heartwarming story and epic soundtrack are the reasons why these movies are hard to forget. To our delight, one of the most iconic childhood movies is returning to the cinemas this July to rule the African savanna. There’s no better way to celebrate the comeback with lion king-themed cakes and cupcakes. But before the desserts, let us have a rundown of the things you should know about Lion King 2019. 

Major Lion King Characters

The movie will not be considered one of the greatest without the presence of its notable characters. Each one brings a different flavour, making Lion King one of the most iconic animated musical movies to date.

Simba - the protagonist of the movie who is the hunt to claim the royal crown.

Mufasa - Simba’s powerful father and wife of Sarabi

Nala - Simba’s childhood friend who eventually became her wife.

Sarabi - Simba’s affectionate and supportive mother

Scar - the main antagonist of the movie who happens to be Simba’s rival to take over the kingdom

Azzi, Shenzi and Kamari - the three hyenas who helped Scar execute all his evil plans just to be the King of the Pridelands.

Zazu - the hornbill who is famous for overseeing the young Simba

Pumbaa - the warthog who is always seen with his best friend, Timon

Timon - the meerkat knowns for having so much energy and good-natured jokes against his best friend, Pumbaa

When did the Lion King Come Out?

Because it has been part of our childhood across various generations, Lion King first came out 25 years ago. Since then, it has touched the lives of a lot of people, carrying all those pleasant memories with them while watching the movies as they grow up. Two decades later, we are in store for what could be its best installment, a theatrical animated version sure to make a lot of the fans excited. But did you know that were two movies that happened between 1994 and 2019? Check out the timeline of the four Lion King movies below.

1994 - The Lion King

1998 - The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride

2004 - The Lion King 3 or The Lion King 1 ¬Ĺ

2019 - The Lion King (4)

Who Are the Voices Behind the Lion King 2019 Characters?

The movie will not be as memorable without the voices that bring every character to life. So who are the voices behind these iconic roles?

Adult Simba - Donald Glover

Mufasa - James Earl Jones

Adult Nala - Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Young Simba - JD McCrary 

Young Nala - Shahadi Wright Joseph

Sarabi - Alfre Woodard 

Scar - Chiwetel Ejiofor 

Azizi - Eric André 

Shenzi -Florence Kasumba

Kamari - Keegan-Michael Key

Zazu -John Oliver 

Pumbaa - Seth Rogan 

Timon - Billy Eichner


Lion King-themed Cakes and Cupcakes

The return of the consistent box office hit animated movie deserves an equally remarkable dessert. Whether you're watching with your family or friends, a box of lion king-themed cupcakes will add sweetness to your viewing experience. 

Your most trusted bakery in Sydney CBD can make these lion king-themed cupcakes for you. Just click on the bottom right of the website and chat with our customer service team. If you prefer another animal themed-cupcakes such as tiger cupcake, zebra cupcakes or more, feel free to email us at info@bvsydney.com. We will try our best to create your dream dessert.

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