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The Lion King trailer is here! First look at live-action film featuring Donald Glover and Beyonce

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The Lion King trailer is here! First look at live-action film featuring Donald Glover, Beyonce and James Earl Jones

Disney debuted the first trailer for their new live-action adaptation of The Lion King on Thanksgiving Day.

The trailer (which comes courtesy of Walt Disney Studios YouTube), reveals the first look at the live-action Simbaa (voiced by Donald Glover) and the live-action Mufasa (voiced by James Earl Jones), debuting during the Thanksgiving day NFL game.

This first look also shows the live-action re-creation of one of the most iconic scenes from the 1994 animated classic, where Rafiki (voiced by John Kani) holds up the newborn Simbaa for all of the Pride Rock animals to see. 

New Simbaa: Disney unveiled the first trailer for The Lion King during the Thanksgiving day NFL game on Thursday

New Mufasa: The trailer (which comes courtesy of Walt Disney Studios YouTube ), reveals the first look at the live-action Simbaa (voiced by Donald Glover) and the live-action Mufasa (voiced by James Earl Jones)

New Mufasa: The trailer (which comes courtesy of Walt Disney Studios YouTube ), reveals the first look at the live-action Simbaa (voiced by Donald Glover) and the live-action Mufasa (voiced by James Earl Jones)

New Lion King: This first look also shows the live-action re-creation of one of the most iconic scenes from the 1994 animated classic, where Rafiki (voiced by John Kani) holds up the newborn Simbaa for all of the Pride Rock animals to see

New Lion King: This first look also shows the live-action re-creation of one of the most iconic scenes from the 1994 animated classic, where Rafiki (voiced by John Kani) holds up the newborn Simbaa for all of the Pride Rock animals to see

This live-action version of The Lion King comes from director Jon Favreau, using the same kind of motion-capture technology he used to bring the animals in his 2016 adaptation of The Jungle Book to life.

While this adaptation does boast an impressive new cast, James Earl Jones returns to voice his same role from the 1994 animated classic, King Mufasa.

The trailer begins with various shots of the numerous kinds of animals in Pride Rock, with Mufasa saying that ‘Everything the light touches, is our kingdom.’

Future king: This live-action version of The Lion King comes from director Jon Favreau, using the same kind of motion-capture technology he used to bring the animals in his 2016 adaptation of The Jungle Book to life

Future king: This live-action version of The Lion King comes from director Jon Favreau, using the same kind of motion-capture technology he used to bring the animals in his 2016 adaptation of The Jungle Book to life

Same Mufasa: While this adaptation does boast an impressive new cast, James Earl Jones returns to voice his same role from the 1994 animated classic, King Mufasa.

Same Mufasa: While this adaptation does boast an impressive new cast, James Earl Jones returns to voice his same role from the 1994 animated classic, King Mufasa.

Pride Rock: The trailer begins with various shots of the numerous kinds of animals in Pride Rock, with Mufasa saying that 'Everything the light touches, is our kingdom'

Pride Rock: The trailer begins with various shots of the numerous kinds of animals in Pride Rock, with Mufasa saying that ‘Everything the light touches, is our kingdom’

This first look also shows the young Simbaa stepping into the full-grown paw print of his father Mufasa, as he says that, one day, his reign will come to an end.

‘One day, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king,’ Mufasa says.

As Simbaa is held up for all to see, the shot pulls back to show how vast the Pride Rock animal kingdom truly is. 

Big paws to fill: This first look also shows the young Simbaa stepping into the full-grown paw print of his father Mufasa, as he says that, one day, his reign will come to an end

Big paws to fill: This first look also shows the young Simbaa stepping into the full-grown paw print of his father Mufasa, as he says that, one day, his reign will come to an end

Pride Rock: 'One day, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king,' Mufasa says

Pride Rock: ‘One day, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king,’ Mufasa says

Animal Kingdom: As Simbaa is held up for all to see, the shot pulls back to show how vast the Pride Rock animal kingdom truly is

Animal Kingdom: As Simbaa is held up for all to see, the shot pulls back to show how vast the Pride Rock animal kingdom truly is

The all-star cast also includes Seth Rogen as the warthog Pumbaa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as the nefarious lion Scar, Billy Eichner as the wise-cracking meerkat Timon, John Oliver as the hornbill Zasu and Keegan-Michael Key as the hyena Kamari.

The diverse cast is rounded out by Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Simbaa’s friend (and future love interest) Nala and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Simbaa’s mother.

The trailer ends with the first look at Mufasa, who is seen roaring at an unseen enemy, perhaps his evil brother Scar.

New cast: The all-star cast also includes Seth Rogen as the warthog Pumbaa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as the nefarious lion Scar, Billy Eichner as the wise-cracking meerkat Timon, John Oliver as the hornbill Zasu and Keegan-Michael Key as the hyena Kamari

New cast: The all-star cast also includes Seth Rogen as the warthog Pumbaa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as the nefarious lion Scar, Billy Eichner as the wise-cracking meerkat Timon, John Oliver as the hornbill Zasu and Keegan-Michael Key as the hyena Kamari

All-star cast: The diverse cast is rounded out by Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Simbaa's friend (and future love interest) Nala and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Simbaa's mother

All-star cast: The diverse cast is rounded out by Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Simbaa’s friend (and future love interest) Nala and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Simbaa’s mother

Mufasa: The trailer ends with the first look at Mufasa, who is seen roaring at an unseen enemy, perhaps his evil brother Scar

Mufasa: The trailer ends with the first look at Mufasa, who is seen roaring at an unseen enemy, perhaps his evil brother Scar

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

The Lion King is one of 10 movies Disney has slated for release in 2019, which could be the studio’s biggest year to date.

Other Disney movies opening next year include Dumbo (March 29), Avengers 4 (May 3, 2019), Toy Story 4 (June 21, 2019) and Star Wars 9 (December 20, 2019).

Coming soon: Disney has set a July 19, 2019 release date for The Lion King, which is currently the only movie slated for release on that date

Coming soon: Disney has set a July 19, 2019 release date for The Lion King, which is currently the only movie slated for release on that date

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