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Watch First Trailer for 'Lion King' Remake

The first trailer for the upcoming Disney remake of The Lion King was released on Thanksgiving Day. The remake is directed by Jon Favreau and is set to hit theaters on July 19, 2019.

The cast is star-studded with Donald Glover playing young Lion Simba and Beyonce Knowles-Carter voicing Nala. The cast also includes James Earl Jones reprising his role from the 1994 animated film as Simba's father Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Simba's villainous uncle Scar, Alfre Woodard as Simba's mother Sarabi, and child actor JD McCrary playing the young version of Simba. Additionally, young Nala is voiced by Shahadi Wright Joseph, while John Kani voices the baboon Rafiki and John Oliver plays the hornbill Zazu.

The Lion King is just one of Disney's recent remakes. The Lady in the Tramp and Dumbo remakes are in the works currently and Beauty and the Beast was one of the recent remakes released. This is the first Disney remake directed by Favreau since his recent success with his The Jungle Book remake in 2016, which grossed $966 million globally.

Watch The Lion King trailer below.

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Article image: The Lion King logo. (The Walt Disney Company [Available through Public Domain] via Wikimedia Commons.)

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