The first glimpse at the live-action remake of The Lion King is finally here.
On Thursday as part of Thanksgiving football festivities, Disney released the teaser trailer for the live-action remake of The Lion King. The trailer recreated the opening sequence of the beloved 1994 original animated film.
“Everything the light touches is our kingdom,” says Mufasa (James Earl Jones) in a voiceover, as the camera sweeps over the plains of Africa.
In addition to Jones, the star-studded cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Simba’s mother Sarabi, John Oliver as Zazu, John Kani as Rafiki, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, Eric André as Azizi, and Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa. JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph will play young Simba and young Nala, respectively.
Jon Favreau, who also lead Disney’s live-action/CGI hybrid version of The Jungle Book in 2016, directed the upcoming film. It’s the latest live-action reboot from the studio, which found success with Beauty and the Beast last year. Disney will also release new versions of Dumbo, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Lady and the Tramp and Mulan in the coming years.
Last summer, Disney treated fans at D23 to the footage, and CinemaCon attendees got a sneak peek of the opening sequence earlier this year.
Now it’s your turn; watch the teaser trailer for The Lion King.