New Promo Spots for THE LION KING Feature Scar's Villainy and Timon and Pumbaa's Appetite
Disney has shared a couple new promo spots for you to check out for Jon Favreau’s The Lion King. Both promos offer us some great new footage to enjoy! The first video puts the focus on Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his villainous plan to take over the kingdom. It even shows him and Simba (Donald Glover) facing off with each other!
The second spot is a more lighthearted promo that features Timon and Pumbaa (Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen) showing Simba how to eat like them. You’ll recognize the scene from the original animated 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 also includes Beyonce Knowles as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and John Oliver was Zazu.
The Lion King will be in theaters on July 19th.