The first trailer of & # 39; The lion king & # 39; (clock) – Variety

adminNovember 22, 2018

The first look at the new live-action / CGI version of "The Lion King" is finally online.

Disney launched the teaser trailer on Thursday as part of the Thanksgiving football festivities, reproducing the opening scene of the beloved original 1994 animation film.

"Everything that touches the light is our kingdom", says Mufusa (James Earl Jones, repeating his role of the original) in a voiceover, while the camera travels the African desert.

In addition to Jones, the star-studded cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Simba Sarabi's mother, John Oliver as Zazu, John Kani as Rafiki, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, Eric André as Azizi, and Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumba. JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph will play young Simba and young Nala, respectively.

Jon Favreau, who also directed Disney's live-action / CGI hybrid version of "The Jungle Book" in 2016, is directing. It is the last live action remake of the studio, which was successful with "The Beauty and the Beast" last year and will also release new versions of "Dumbo", "Aladdin", "The Lady and the Tramp" and "Mulan" in the next years

The first recording of the long-awaited new version was shown last summer to fans in the D23. CinemaCon attendees also received a preview of the opening sequence earlier this year.

"The Lion King" is scheduled to hit theaters on July 19, 2019.

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