In 2019, everything that is old will become new again. At least this is the philosophy that Disney has on the matter. With their live action remakes of Aladdin and The Lion King, Disney fans both old and young will have the chance to view a classic through a whole new lens. The trailer for the latter has finally arrived and the Internet cannot get enough.
This live action remake is sure to pack the house this summer and now, you can enjoy a first look. The CGI that was used to create this clip is impressive. Seeing little Simba sneeze is just too cute. If we did not know any better, we would think that the film crew was actually able to capture a lion mid sneeze. The all star cast only serves to add to the buzz.
Simba will be voiced by Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover. The man who gave us “This Is America” will also be joined by Beyonce, who is going to be providing the voice of Nala. James Earl Jones is slated to reprise his role from the original and we would not have it any other way. Just imagine how strange it would be to hear a different voice coming from Mufasa!
Pumbaa is going to be voiced by Seth Rogen (spot on casting), Chiwetel Ejiofor will be playing Scar and Pumbaa’s buddy Timon is voiced by Billy Eichner. Even the venerable Alfre Woodward has signed on for the proceedings. She is voicing Simba’s mother. Those who are wondering about the hyenas will be happy to know that Keegan-Michael Key and Eric Andre have taken on these crucial roles.
They will be joined Florence Kasumba. Jon Favreau is directing and the film is going to be a musical, just like The Jungle Book. If this information sounds familiar, it is because Favreau was responsible for directing the earlier remake as well. We are going to be sure to bring our Kleenex with us. Watching Mufasa pass away in live action is going to be tough.
We cannot get enough of the realistic artwork that the filmmakers have to offer, either. If you would like to remain fully up to date on all of the latest developments, we urge you to follow The Lion King’s account on Instagram. Are you as excited as we are? Be sure to pass this trailer along to your friends and loved ones as soon as possible!