‘Long Live the King.’ The Oscars telecast last night on ABC featured a new TV spot for Disney’s photo-realistic computer animated remake of its animated classic The Lion King, that put in an early word for it’s own Oscar nomination next year. Director Jon Favreau has packed the film with an amazing voice cast, plus the soundtrack, story, and characters you love from the original film.
If you missed it during the Oscars, you can check out this all-new look at “The Lion King” right here:
Disney also released a new poster for the film:
With names like Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodward, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Florence Kasumba, Keegan-Michael Key, and the amazing James Earl Jones, just to name a few, the voice cast is really going to rock the remake.
After seeing Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” also from Director Jon Favreau, do you trust Disney to remake “The Lion King” properly?
About Disney’s The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s “The Lion King” 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.
The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s “The Lion King” roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.