Disney releases latest trailer for live-action ‘Lion King’ remake

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The Lion King's live-action remake will be in cinemas in just a hundred days and promises to be an even better spectacle than the 1994 animated film, at least judging by a brand new trailer that just dropped.

The all-star cast also includes John Oliver as bird Zazu, Keegan Michael Key as Kamari, a goonish hyena and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, wife to Mufasa and Simba's mom.

The Lion King will be the last of the three remakes that the studio's releasing this year, after March's Dumbo and May's Aladdin.

"The Lion King" opens in theaters July 19.

This new trailer, though, gives us much greater idea of what numerous characters in the finished film will look like.

Disney has set a July 19, 2019 release date for The Lion King, which is now the only movie slated for release on that date.

Past looks at The Lion King featured voiceovers from a few characters, but this footage is extra-special in that it offers the first clips of some of the animals speaking on camera. The song "In the jungle' has been incorporated in the trailer to give the old touch to the trailer".

Although we've still not heard anything from Donald Glover's Simba or Beyoncé Knowles-Carter's Nala - the two parts fans are dying to hear from - we at least got to see a bit more of the attractive animation of the film.

But while Queen Bey is used to owning the stage, she'll have to take more of a supporting role here as she backs Simba to become king of the pride.

So while Donald Glover takes over for Matthew Broderick's vocal performance as adult Simba - thus leading the cast of new talent - it's the return of Jones as king that resonates most deeply in the new teaser.

The film's press release promises that the fight over who the king should be will come with "betrayal, tragedy and drama". The 1994 animated film is getting its own live-action remake. The Walt Disney which was announced in September 2016 is set to be released in the summer of 2019.

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