WATCH: Walt Disney’s Live Action Version of ‘The Lion King’ Drops Teaser and Poster for Thanksgiving


Walt Disney Pictures gave a Thanksgiving treat as they dropped the first teaser and poster for the live-action version of “The Lion King” from director Jon Faverau.

Based on the 1994 animated classic, “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock.  Featuring the voices of Donald Glover (“Atlanta”), Seth Rogen (“Steve Jobs”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”), Beyonce (“Dreamgirls”), along with James Earl Jones reassuming his role as Mufasa.

“The Lion King” opens in theaters July 19, 2019.