WATCH: Disney Releases First Full-Length Trailer for “The Lion King”
After putting out a short teaser five months ago, Disney has released a brand new full-length trailer for “The Lion King,” one of four of their live-action adaptations set to be released this year.
The latest trailer gives a more in-depth look at how the characters and the storyline will look in CGI, resembling the approach Jon Favreau used in the 2016 remake of “The Jungle Book.”
Voices from the iconic characters can also be heard in full, provided by a star-studded cast including Donald Glover (Simba), Beyoncé (Nala), Seth Rogan (Pumbaa), Billy Eichner (Timon), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), John Oliver (Zazu) and James Earl Jones (Mufasa).
Based on the latest trailer, it looks like the film will follow the plot from the 1994 classic scene-by-scene, which, at the time of its release, was the highest-grossing animated film of all-time, generating nearly $1 Billion worldwide.
“The Lion King” remake hits theaters on July 19th, 2019.
Watch the nearly 2-minute full-length trailer above!