It is a project awaited by Disney fans. The American studios finally attack a monument of his pantheon: Lion King, released in 1994. And in a first trailer presented on Friday, November 23, production has chosen to mark a crunch of drawings: The presentation to the animals of the savannah of the newborn Simba, son of King Mufasa, is carried by the wise Rafiki.
In the background, the fans will find the King's speech (James Earl Jones's voice in the original version) to his son (Donald Glover) and declare his office a heir to the throne. A taste of 1min33 that will make even more impatient fans of the film are expected in the summer of 2019.
In its live-action customization company (with real actors and photorealistic special effects), Disney has already transformed a good part of its catalog: Beauty and Beast, Cinderella, Maleficent, Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland… We are still waiting for the next one dumbo (March 2019) Aladdin (May 2019) before Mulan and Maleficent II In 2020.
The singer Beyoncé shows this new one Lion King. She gives her voice to Nala, Simba lion's childhood friend. The superstar is accompanied by Keegan-Michael Key (Why Him? storks) in the role of Kamari hyena.
Donald Glover (revealed in the series Community) plays simba; James Earl Jones resumes his role in the animated movie as Mufasa and Chiwetel Ejiofor become Scar (instead of Jeremy Irons). John Oliver's comic has also been confirmed as Zazu, while Seth Rogan and Billy Eichner are among the other major names in production.