Disney Drops Teaser Trailer for “The Lion King”

The King is coming! Disney surprised fans everywhere this afternoon when they dropped a teaser trailer for next summer’s The Lion King. 

What’s happening: 

  • 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.

The Lion King cast

  • 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.