First trailer released for upcoming Lion King film starring Beyonce

Donald Glover as Simba

Donald Glover as Simba

Disney's remake of the 1994 iconic film The Lion King just got its very first teaser trailer, which dropped during the NFL's Thanksgiving primetime game.

Eschewing the traditional animation that made the 1994 hit a vibrant classic, this version will feature life-like CGI and appears to follow the same plot as the original.

In addition to The Lion King, Disney has live-action reboots of Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Dumbo, and Aladdin in the works.

Fans have been eagerly waiting for the first look at Disney's remake of The Lion King. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter will play Simba's love interest, Nala, while Chiwetel Ejiofor will play the villainous scar. Billy Eichner and Seth Rogan are the voices of Simba's friends Timon and Pumbaa, while John Oliver will voice Zazu.

James Earl Jones as Musafa
James Earl Jones as Musafa

The all-star cast includes Emmy award victor Donald Glover, Grammy award victor Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejofor, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, John Kani, Alfre Woodard, Florence Kasumba, Eric Andre and Keegan-Michael Key. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival.

"I don't think we need a new Lion King, but I also cried watching the trailer so", said someone else, attaching a GIF of Hankuna Matata.

Directing this Disney classic is Jon Favreau who also directed the live-action/CGI hybrid version of another Disney classic The Jungle Book back in 2016. JD McCrary (Tyler Perry's The Paynes, Vital Signs) fills the shoes of Young Simba, a confident cub who can't wait to be king, and Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live, Broadway's "The Lion King") brings tough cub Young Nala to life.

"Damn even tho I know everything that happens in lion king I still cried at the trailer lmao", quipped someone else.




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