Disney unveils first glimpse of live-action remake of ‘The Lion King’

Welcome back to the Pride Lands—The Lion King is back.

Disney unveiled its first trailer for the live-action remake of the 1994 animated classic.

The movie is directed by Jon Favreau, who brought the world the first Iron Man movie and the live-action remake of The Jungle Book. That 2016 movie grossed nearly $1 billion worldwide, and The Lion King will use the same computer technology that brought The Jungle Book to vibrant life.

The voice cast is pretty incredible, too:

  • James Earl Jones
  • Donald Glover
  • Seth Rogen
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Billy Eichner
  • John Oliver
  • Keegan-Michael Key
  • Beyonce Knowles-Carter

The Lion King opens in theaters on July 19, 2019.