Mia and the White Lion

Release Date: April 12th, 2019

PG |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Young Mia's life gets turned upside down when her family decides to leave London to manage a lion farm in South Africa. When a beautiful white lion named Charlie is born, the 10-year-old finds happiness once again as she develops a special bond with the growing cub. When Mia uncovers a secret that puts Charlie in danger, she sets out on an incredible journey across the wild plains to find a sanctuary for her beloved friend.

Cast: Mélanie Laurent, Daniah De Villiers, Langley Kirkwood, Ryan Mac Lennan, Brandon Auret, Lillian Dube, Lionel Newton, Tessa Jubber

Director: Gilles de Maistre

Genres: Adventure , Drama

Production Co: Outside Films, StudioCanal, Galatée Films, M6 Films

Keywords: Inspiring, Growing up, Love, Emotional, Charming, Passionate, 2010s, Mother, Rescue, Father

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    The human acting is, for the most part, indifferent, with even the polished Laurent (“Inglorious Basterds,””Beginners,” “Night Train to Lisbon”) underwhelming owing to the lack of big emotional moments in the script. show more

  • 40
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Given its focus, viewers might forgive Mia for its clumsy direction of actors, its contrived plot or its on-the-nose dialogue. But training impressionable kids to identify with a girl who sneaks into lions' cages is a cinematic flaw that could have heartbreaking real-world consequences. show more

  • 60
    Alex SavelievFilm Threat

    Good-looking but predictable and schlocky, Mia and the White Lion is ultimately saved from slaughter by its two plucky heroes. show more

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