Disney has released the first teaser of their upcoming live-action reboot of The Lion King. 

Here’s what Disney has to say about the film. 

From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock.

The Lion King will use photorealistic CGI to bring the characters to life. In terms of the cast, the film stars Donalds Glover as the voice of Simba (with JD McCrary as young Simba), Beyonce as Nala (and Shahadi Wright Joseph as young Nala), James Earl Jones reprises his role as Mufasa from the animated classic.

 

As well as Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, John Kani as Rafiki, John Oliver as Zazu, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, Eric Andre as Azizi and Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari. 

This isn’t Jon Favreau’s first live-action film for Disney, he also directed The Jungle Book back in 2016. Disney will also be releasing live-action remakes of Dumbo, Aladdin, Lady and the Tramp and Mulan in the coming years. 

Disney also released this teaser poster for the film. 

The Lion King is set to be released on July 19th, 2019. 

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