Can you feel the love tonight? Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is giving us a special Thanksgiving treat! Disney just released the first teaser trailer for the live action re-make of The Lion King, which roars into theaters on July 19, 2019 and it’s amazing!The photorealistic computer-animated remake of the 1994 classic features an all-star voice cast which includes Beyoncé as Nala, Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) as Simba.
The rest of the all-star cast is pretty amazing as well! Billy Eichner as Timon, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, John Kani as Rafiki, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, John Oliver as Zazu, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, JD McCrary as young Simba, Shahadi Wright Joseph as young Nala and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi.
A year ago, E! News talked to Eichner about his role in The Lion King. “I was freaking out,” the actor admitted. “I mean, the cast is amazing. Me and Seth Rogen are Timon and Pumbaa, so we do ‘Hakuna Matata’ and then we also sing ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ with Simba and Nala, who are going to be voiced by Donald Glover…and someone who is named Beyoncé.” Eichner doubted he’d even meet Beyoncé, asking, “Why would she want to be in the studio with me?!”The Lion King will be Disney’s one of three upcoming remakes of the classic animated Disney films coming to theaters next year. Tim Burton‘s Dumbo will be in theaters on March 29, followed by Guy Ritchie‘s Aladdin which will be in theaters on May 24.SO EXCITING!