All hail the new king.
Disney released a new, full-length trailer for its "live action" remake of "The Lion King." It shows off more of the incredible photorealistic CGI that director Jon Favreau uses to update the 1994 classic.
The trailer's footage confirms that the new version will recreate scenes from the original, including the Mufasa (James Earl Jones) and Simba (Donald Glover) surveying their savannah kingdom; the stampede engineer by scheming Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor); and Simba embarking on his coming-of-age journey.
We also get a glimpse of Nala (Beyoncé) and even hear Pumbaa the warthog (Seth Rogen) and meerkat Timon (Billy Eichner) starting to sing the "The Lion Sleeps Tonight."
"The Lion King" opens in theaters July 19.
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