the lion king
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A brand new trailer for the upcoming live-action version of The Lion King, which is being released by Walt Disney Pictures in just 100 days, has just been released online. 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.

Disney’s The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, 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.

According to the release, and the mind-blowing new trailer, the filmmakers have employed pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring all of those treasured characters to life in a whole new way. Disney’s The Lion King roars into cinemas on the 19th July 2019.

Take a look at the floor-thumping new trailer below.