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'The Lion King': Disney Shares New Look Behind The Scenes And The Characters Of The Reboot

The animated "Simba" in the 2019 remake of The Lion King.

3. Juli 2019 - 12:04 Uhr / Cynthia Springer

The 1994 animated film of The Lion King became an instant classic for viewers up until this day, so much that a revival of the film is set for release on July 19th. This Disney film will feature computer-animated characters that are voiced by some of the most prominent celebrities, including Beyoncé.

With a cast of Donald Glover, Beyoncé, and Seth Rogen, The Lion King is one of the most anticipated films of the year. This computer-animated Disney film is directed by Jon Favreau, the same man who directed Iron Man (2008) and The Jungle Book (2016). For Favreau, this will be his first musical-directed piece. In these newly releases images, Donald Glover mirrors his character of "Simba", as well as Keegan-Michael Key, Eric Andre, and Florence Kasuma mirroring as "Kamari", "Azizi", and "Shenzi", the notorious pack of hyenas.

The cast of The Lion King

Further released images show Beyoncé as "Nala", Seth Rogen as "Pumbaa", and Billy Eichner as "Timon", the sidekick meerkat. Although generated by computer, the characters of the new Disney film look uncannily real.

New technologies have made it possible to morph these characters into real-life. Next in line, Disney is set to produce an adaptation of The Little Mermaid in a matter of years. With the current success of Disney's newly released Aladdin, it's no surprise that the characters of The Lion King will find their roar in theaters July 19th.