The film will feature Donald Glover as Simba and Beyoncé as Nala.
Disney debuted the first official full-length trailer for the upcoming live-action reimagining of The Lion King on Wednesday (April 10).
The clip starts off ominously, 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,” as he and his villainous hyenas emerge from the shadows.
The new preview also gives fans of the 1995 animated classic a first look at other beloved characters including Zazu, Timon and Pumbaa — voiced respectively by John Oliver, Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen — as well as a few key moments from the original film, including a brief snippet of Eichner and Rogen’s hilarious take on “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”
Also starring Donald Glover as Simba and Beyoncé as Nala, “The Lion King” will hit theaters nationwide on July 19.