Trailer For Live-Action Remake Of ‘The Lion King’ Is Giving Us The Feels

Disney has released the first trailer for the much-anticipated remake of The Lion King, and it's pretty amazing.

Hit the play button below to return to Pride Rock, Simba’s birthplace, as the Elton John classic, “Circle of Life,” rings across the African plains.

“NAAAAAAAAAANTS INGONYAMA BAGITHI BABA”

Directed by Jon Favreau, the film is one of the most anticipated of summer 2019.

The stellar cast includes Donald Glover as "Simba" and pop superstar Beyoncé as "Nala."

James Earl Jones (that voice!), will reprise his role as "Mufasa," and Chiwetel Ejiofor will voice the evil "Scar."

Alfre Woodard as "Sarabi," John Oliver as "Zazu," and Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner as "Pumbaa" and "Timon" round out the principal casting.

 

Favreau directed the 2016 live-action remake of The Jungle Book, which won an Oscar for its visual effects and garnered almost $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

The Oscar winning soundtrack of the 1994 film, by Tim Rice and Elton John, sold over 10 million copies, scoring an Academy Award for “Can You Feel The Love Tonight.”

Beyoncé is collaborating with John on updated versions of the classic songs for the upcoming remake.

The new film arrives in theaters July 19, 2019.

 

 

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