The Lion King

Video: Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ film trailer released

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ opens in theaters July 19. Watch the new trailer now.

Director Jon Favreau’s “The Lion King,” a new film based on the Broadway production, 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 first national touring production of The Lion King launched at the Denver Center in 2002. The new film utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring the story’s treasured characters to life in a whole new way,

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.


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