November 23, 2018 11:47 am
Updated: November 23, 2018 3:00 pm

‘The Lion King’ trailer: Disney releases first look at remake

WATCH: The much-anticipated trailer for the live-action remake of 'The Lion King' directed by Jon Favreau. It's scheduled for release on July 19, 2019.

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Disney has released the first teaser trailer for its much anticipated live-action version of The Lion King.

The one-and-a-half minute teaser trailer brings viewers back to the Circle of Life sequence that opened the 1994 original version.

The live-action remake will star Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, and James Earl Jones, who is reprising his role as Mufasa and Chiwetel Ejiofor will be voicing Scar.

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John Oliver will voice Zazu, with John Kani voicing Rafiki. Seth Rogen will voice Pumbaa and Billy Eichner will voice his meerkat sidekick, Timon.

Eric Andre, Florence Kasumba, Keegan-Micheal Key, JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph are also cast in the film, which will be directed by Jon Favreau, who also directed Disney’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book.

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The sneak-peek has created plenty of excitement for the live-action remake of the classic movie.

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Elton John and Hans Zimmer are also returning to compose music for the movie.

The original Lion King was animated and released in 1994.

In addition to The Lion King, Disney still has live-action reboots of MulanThe Little MermaidDumbo, and Aladdin in the works.

The Lion King will hit theatres on July 19, 2019.

Watch the trailer in the video above.

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