Disney releases first look at 'The Lion King'

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Disney releases first live-action trailer for upcoming 'The Lion King' movie

November 23, 2018 - 8:34 am
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(CBS News) — "The Lion King" live-action remake of the classic animated film has roared to life with its first trailer. Disney debuted the 90 second teaser on Thanksgiving Day. The clip opens up with iconic images made famous in the 1994 flick.

James Earl Jones, who will reprise his role as Mufasa's voice, is heard narrating, "Everything the light touches is our kingdom." The trailer then cuts to a group of animals including zebra, giraffes and elephants.

"But a king's time as ruler rises and falls like the sun," Jones continues. "One day the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king."

Then fans get a glimpse of Rafiki and little Simba at Pride Rock in the memorable scene in the original movie.

View the trailer here or in the player below:

"The Lion King" will hit theaters July 19, 2019, and stars Donald Glover (Simba), Beyoncé (Nala), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Keegan-Michael Key (Kamari), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar) and Billy Eichner (Timon). The film is directed by Jon Favreau, who also helmed the live-action and CG version of Disney's "The Jungle Book."

More than a year ago, Seth Rogen tweeted a picture of the cast and the voices they would be playing.