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Watch the First Full-Length Trailer for Disney's Live-Action 'The Lion King'

Watch the First Full-Length Trailer for Disney’s Live-Action ‘Lion King’

Disney released the first full-length trailer for the live-action remake of The Lion King on Wednesday.

The film, directed by Jon Favreau, stars Donald Glover as Simba; Beyoncé as Nala; and James Earl Jones, who played Mufasa in the original 1994 animated film.

The clip begins with Scar, voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor, warning young Simba, “Life’s not fair, is it my little friend? While some are born to feast, others spend their lives in the dark. Begging for scraps.”

It ends with classic characters Pumbaa and Timon briefly singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”   

The Lion King will be released on July 19. Check out the trailer below.

Jasmine Washington is a beauty-obsessed journalist by day and a trap music connoisseur by night. A lifelong New Yorker, she got her start as an intern at the now-defunct Juicy Magazine. Jasmine joined the EBONY.com team as a writer, penning daily stories on all things Black culture and entertainment.