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 film is a photorealistic, computer-animated movie featuring very talented voice actors, which includes, Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, and James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa. Hans Zimmer is also returning to score the film, while Elton John is coming back to rework some of his original songs.
In the trailer, it looks like the opening moments of the movie, in which Rafiki presents a young Simba to the animals of the Pride Lands, with a shot of Simba being hoisted above the rock. All the while, James Earl Jones’ narration as Mufasa plays while the original film’s opening track, “Circle of Life,” can be heard in the background.
Disney’s “The Lion King” will be coming to theaters July 19th, 2019.