The Lion King Official Teaser Trailer looks magnificent
The Lion King is an upcoming American drama adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures, written by Jeff Nathanson, and directed by Jon Favreau. It is a photorealistic computer-animated remake of Disney’s traditionally animated 1994 film of the same name. The film features the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and James Earl Jones.
- Donald Glover as Simba, the crown prince of the Pride Lands.
- JD McCrary as young Simba
- Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Simba’s childhood best friend and future love-interest.
- Shahadi Wright Joseph as young Nala
- James Earl Jones as Mufasa, the king of the Pride Lands and the father of Simba. Jones reprises his role from the original 1994 animated film.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, the treacherous brother of Mufasa and the uncle of Simba who seeks to take the mantle of king.
- Billy Eichner as Timon, a wise-cracking and loyal meerkat who befriends and adopts a young Simba after he runs away from home.
- Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, a naive common warthog who befriends and adopts a young Simba after he runs away from home.
- John Oliver as Zazu, a hornbill who is the advisor to the King of the Pride Lands.
- John Kani as Rafiki, a wise mandrill who serves as the shaman of the Pride Lands and a close friend of Mufasa’s.
- Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, the lead hyena of the trio, Scar’s henchmen.
- Eric Andre as Azizi, a member of Scar’s trio. This character replaces Banzai from the original 1994 animated film
- Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, an unhinged hysterical hyena who laughs a lot and is part of Scar’s henchmen. This character replaces Ed from the original 1994 animated film.
- Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Mufasa’s mate, the mother of Simba, and queen of the Pride Lands.
Plans for a remake of The Lion King were confirmed in September 2016 following the success of Favreau’s remake of Disney’s 1967 animated film The Jungle Book. Much of the main cast signed on in early 2017 and principal photography began in mid-2017 on a blue screen stage in Los Angeles. The film is scheduled to be released on July 19, 2019.
Date published: 25/11/18
Written by: Joseph Opoku
Source: (1) Walt Disney Studios [YouTube]
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