Disney has released the first full-length trailer for director Jon Favreau‘s The Lion King, the live-action re-imagining of the 1994 animated classic.
“The Lion King is a revered and beloved movie, so you’d better revere and love those parts that the audience wants. But there are things in the movie that are going to be new. (And) it is a new form of filmmaking. Historical definitions don’t work. It uses some techniques that would traditionally be called animation, and other techniques that would traditionally be called live action. It is an evolution of the technology Jon (Favreau) used in Jungle Book.”
The Lion King—which also stars Donald Glover, Seth Rogan, Beyonce, Alfre Woodard, James Earl Jones, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and John Kani—hits theaters on July 19, 2019.