Sunday , April 18 2021

Disney launches the first live action trailer for "The Lion King"

On Thursday, Walt Disney Studios released the highly anticipated first trailer for the live action version of The Lion King.

The director in charge of the film is Jon Favreau, who was in charge of The Jungle Book in the same format.

In the original voices are Beyoncé as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 years a slave) as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumba, Donald Glover as Simba and JAmes Earl Jones repeats his role of 24 years ago with Mufasa.

"Gathering such a talented team to bring this classic to life is the dream of any director," the director said in a statement from the studios.

The original version of The Lion King was released in 1994 and so far remains one of Disney's greatest hits. Thanks to it, Elton John won an Oscar for the song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and Hans Zimmer for the soundtrack.

The new version continues with Disney's strategy to adapt its classics, as they have done with Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Malevolent and The Jungle Book.

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