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2019-06-28 21:18:12

Much Awaited The Lion King trailer released

The Lion King is a American drama film directed by Jon Favreau, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and written by Jeff Nathanson. It is a photorealistic computer-animated remake of Disneys traditionally animated 1994 film of the same name. The film features the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, and James Earl Jones.On September 28, 2016, Walt Disney Pictures confirmed that Jon Favreau would be directing a fast-tracked remake of the 1994 animated film The Lion King, which would feature the songs from the 1994 film, following a string of recent box office successes on the other Disney remake films such as Maleficent, Cinderella, Favreaus The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast with the latter three also earning critical praise.Later on October 13, it was reported that Disney had hired Jeff Nathanson to write the screenplay for the remake.

In April, Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen were cast to play Timon and Pumbaa respectively.In July, John Oliver was cast as Zazu.In August, Alfre Woodard and John Kani were announced to play Sarabi and Rafiki, respectively.Earlier in March, it was announced that Beyonce was Favreaus top choice for the role of Nala and that the director and studio would be willing to do whatever it took to accommodate her busy schedule.Later on November 1, her role was confirmed in an official announcement,which also confirmed that Chiwetel Ejiofor would play the role of Scar as he had impressed Favreau after watching his antagonistic performance as Baron Mordo in Doctor Strange (2016). Other stars Eric Andre, Florence Kasumba, and Keegan-Michael Key will be the voices of Azizi, Shenzi and Kamari while JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph will be the voices of young Simba and young Nala, respectively.

Production on the film commenced in the summer of 2017 in Los Angeles, California, using "a lot of virtual-reality tools" per Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato.Virtual Production Supervisor Girish Balakrishnan says on his professional website, the filmmakers used "motion capture and VR/AR technologies.The Lion King is scheduled to be released on July 19, 2019, which marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the original film.The Lion King will be one of the first films to be released on Disney+ alongside Toy Story 4, Frozen 2 and Captain Marvel.