“In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight. In the jungle the quiet jungle. The lion sleeps tonight…”
Early this morning Disney released the first full-length trailer for the re-imagining of The Lion King. The classic story was directed by Jon Favreau and features the voices of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner as Timon. Disney’s The Lion King opens in theatres on July 19, 2019.
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Here is the official 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.
Watch the full-length trailer below:
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