Disney has released 11 new character posters for their forthcoming film, The Lion King. The live-action remake of the 1995 animated classic is headed to theatres this July.

What’s happening:

  • Disney’s has released gorgeous character posters for their upcoming film, The Lion King. 
  • The live-action version of the timeless tale heads to theatres July 19 and will feature an all-star voice cast including:
    • Donald Glover
    • Beyonce Knowles-Carter
    • James Earl Jones

Simba

Nala

Mufasa and Sarabi

Scar

Rafiki

Pumbaa and Timon

Zazu

In addition to the posters, Disney shared a new teaser on their trailer their YouTube channel:

Film synopsis:

  • The Lion King, 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.”

Cast and creative team:

  • Cast:
    • Donald Glover as Simba
    • Beyoncé Knowles-Cater as Nala
    • James Earl Jones as Mufasa
    • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar
    • Alfre Woodard as Sarabi
    • John Oliver as Zazu
    • John Kani as Rafiki
    • Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
    • Billy Eichner as Timon
    • Eric Andre as Azizi
    • Florence Kasumba as Shenzi
    • Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari
    • JD McCrary as young Simba
    • Shahadi Wright Joseph as young Nala
  • Director: 
  • Producers: 
    • Jon Favreau
    • Jeffrey Silver
    • Karen Gilchrist
  • Screenplay by:
    • Jeff Nathanson

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