Disney has released the brand new trailer for director Jon Favreau‘s forthcoming CGI remake of the 1994 Walt Disney classic, The Lion King, out in cinemas nationwide on 19 July 2019.
The star-studded voice cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Billy Eichner as Timon, John Oliver as Zazu, Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, Eric Andre as Azizi, John Kani as Rafiki, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa. The cast also features JD McCrary as young Simba and Shahadi Wright Joseph as Young Nala.
Disney’s The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.