Disney has a busy 2019, with many live-action remakes of treasured animated films from the past. There’s Dumbo coming in March, Aladdin in March, and The Lion King in July (it is technically computer animated, but since it is photorealistic, it’s like it’s live action). You can see the latest on The Lion King (2019) in The Lion King – Long Live the King Trailer.
Directed by Jon Favreau, who also did the live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book in 2016, The Lion King features amazing CGI and an all-star cast that includes Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amy Sedaris, Billy Eichner, Keegan-Michael Key, Eric André, and John Oliver.
Watch The Lion King – Long Live the King Trailer from Walt Disney Studios:
Disney’s The Lion King opens in theatres July 19, 2019.
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “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.