CGI remake of 'The Lion King' leads this week's new releases

16 Jul 2019

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The Lion King
The Lion King

One of Disney's most-loved tales returns to cinema in 'The Lion King', a CGI version of the 1994 classic about a young lion following in the footsteps of his father, the King of the Jungle. Voiced by an all-star cast and featuring new songs by Beyoncé and Elton John this remake will delight fans and younger audiences.

Also released in cinemas this week

Set in 19th century Wales, Gwen is an eerie folk tale that sees a teenager trying to hold her family together as a growing darkness takes over her community. Also exploring the supernatural, Japanese animation Okko's Inn sees a young girl encountering friendly ghosts while staying her grandmother's home after losing her parents in a car accident. 

Gwen is also part of our new film list exploring Welsh culture in film history:

Also new to order this week

Armstrong; Mirai; Captain Marvel; Five Feet Apart

Using a range of footage, from previously unseen home videos to NASA archive tapes, Armstrong is an eye-opening documentary about the first man to walk on the moon. Beautiful Japanese animation Mirai sees a young boy struggling to get his parents attention after the arrival of a new baby sister. Featuring the first female lead in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel introduces Carol Danvers, a young woman who must navigate her new superpowers when caught in the middle of a galactic alien war. Five Feet Apart is a gentle romance about two teenagers in hospital with Cystic Fibrosis. 

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