New Featurette For THE LION KING, "The King Returns", with Character Portraits


There’s no doubt that Disney’s remake of The Lion King is going to make a ridiculous amount of money at the box office. I know some fans are over these remakes of Disney’s classic animated films, but the numbers show that the majority of audiences love it and they are going to flock to theaters to watch them.

I love the original version of The Lion King and it’s hard for me not to be excited about this new film. Sure, it looks like it will be a shot for shot remake of the film, but that story is being told in a completely new way. It’ll be really cool to see how this turns out! I love what I’ve seen in the trailers and today we have a new featurette to share with you.

The featurette includes interview with the cast and crew of the film talking about bringing this story to life in a new way, and director Jon Favreau says:

“We wanted to capture what people’s memories was of this with both the music and the imagery. And I think that when you capture the spirit and show them something new and exciting, is sort of the best combo.”

Watch the featurette below and let us know if you’ll be showing up at the theater to watch the movie! I also included some character portraits that feature the actors facing the characters that they play in the film.

Here’s the synopsis for the film:

From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” 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 all-star voice cast for the film includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Billy Eichner as Timon, John Oliver was Zazu, and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa.

The Lion King is set to hit theaters on July 19th, 2019.

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