New poster and featurette released for Disney’s ‘The Lion King’

Ahead of the films release later this month, Disney has released a whole bunch of new The Lion King character posters starring the cast and their animated counterparts. Alongside this, the studio also unveiled a behind-the-scenes featurette of the Jon Favreau film, showcasing new footage as well as interviews with the cast and crew.

The stunning posters feature stars Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Florence Kasumba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Alfre Woodard, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, and JD McCrary

Check out the featurette and posters below!

Disney’s The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s The Lion King roars into cinemas on the 19th July 2019.

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