News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

Watch trailer: Disney brings back 'The Lion King' with new cast and some impressive CGI

DIsney's 'Lion King' poster Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 23, 2018, 09.02 AM (IST)

Disney does not want us to ever get over ‘The Lion King’ as it brings the reimagined version of the story back in theatres. 

Directed by ‘The Jungle Book’ director Jon Favreau, the new ‘The Lion King’ is a live-action remake with special CGI work. Disney has also brought together some big names from the Hollywood industry to voice the much-loved characters including James Earl Jones (King Mufasa), Simba (Donald Glover) and Beyonce, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keegan-Michael Key, John Oliver, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner. 

This is the first poster of the film:


The film is a remake of the 1994 hit film of the same name. It will release on July 19, 2019. 

Watch the teaser trailer here:

Disney has a few other remake projects in the pipeline like 'Dumbo,' directed by Tim Burton, and 'Aladdin' from Guy Ritchie.