The King is coming! Disney surprised fans everywhere this afternoon when they dropped a teaser trailer for next summer’s The Lion King.
- Disney has released the first teaser trailer for the live-action version of The Lion King.
- The film is directed by Jon Favreau and is slated to debut on July 19, 2019.
- Some attentive fans have explored the similarities between the new teaser to the original from film from 1994. The folks at Lights, Camera, Pod have even posted a side by side comparison:
Lights, Camera, Pod even grabbed screen shots of some iconic scenes and matched them with their animated counterparts:
Along with the teaser trailer, Disney has also debuted a new poster of the young Simba.
- Donald Glover as Simba (adult)
- Beyoncé as Nala (adult)
- Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar
- James Earl Jones as Mufasa
- John Kani as Rafiki
- John Oliver as Zazu
- Alfre Woodard as Sarabi
- Billy Eichner as Timon
- Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
- Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari
- Eric André as Azizi
- Florence Kasumba Shenzi
The Lion King will rise in theaters nationwide on July 19, 2019.