Disney fans now have another reason to give thanks: The entertainment giant has finally released the first official trailer for Jon Favreau’s The Lion King.
The one-and-a-half minute teaser re-imagines the iconic “Circle of Life” sequence that opened the 1994 original. We see animals of the Serengeti flock to Pride Rock for the presentation of their next king. The scene is preceded by one of the film’s most famous quotes delivered by James Earl Jones: “Everything the light touches is our kingdom […]”
The live-action iteration will feature an all-star cast that includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Billy Eichner as Timon, and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa.
The Lion King will hit U.S. theaters July 19, 2019.