Disney has just released an epic new trailer for digital photo-realistic remake of the feature animation classic The Lion King. We get our first chance to hear the new voice of Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and the return of James Earl Jones as the voice of King Mufasa. Stay tuned to the end for a cameo from Timon and Pumbaa too.
Yes, it’s a very familiar movie for Disney fans, but this digital photo-realitic animation is very, very impressive.
Which characters’ look do you like the best so far?
About the film:
Disney’s “The Lion King,” directed by Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book”), 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.
Staying true to the classic story, director Jon Favreau utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring the iconic characters to the big screen in a whole new way. Featuring the voices of 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, Disney’s “The Lion King” opens in U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019.