During this year’s Oscar telecast, viewers caught an all-new look at director Jon Favreau’s The Lion King.
This year will be an exciting year for Disney fans, in addition to The Lion King, live-action remakes of Dumbo and Aladdin are set to premiere before the end of the summer, as well as the long-awaited sequel Toy Story 4 which will hit theaters in June.
The new CGI version journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Of course, not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother and former heir to the throne have 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. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny.
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.
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