Disney’s live action version of The Lion King is only a month away from hitting cinemas. To get you excited for your return to the Pride Lands, Disney has released posters of the main characters.
These posters are adorable (mostly) and show just how true to life these characters appear in the film.
Poor old Zazu and Pumbaa have certainly come off worse than they’re animated counterparts.
The Lion King Posters
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Directed by Jon Favreau — The Jungle Book — calling The Lion King live-action is a misnomer. The technology used to bring the animals to life in The Jungle Book has been enhanced and improved and rather than use actual animals, The Lion King uses photorealistic computer generated animation.
The Lion King will star Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner and John Oliver as Zazu.
For those unfamiliar with The Lion King, Disney’s synopsis reads;
The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book), journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
We recently reviewed Aladdin and found that it was “a huge success and stays true to what made the original so beloved while updating it for 2019.” Here’s hoping the same can be said of The Lion King.
The Lion King will open in cinemas on July 17, 2019.