The Lion King

The New Lion King Character Posters Are Royally Awesome

By Zach Johnson

Can you feel the love tonight? Because we’re certainly feeling it after seeing the 11 new character posters for Disney’s The Lion King and a brand-new TV spot featuring Young Simba.

While honoring the animated classic, visionary director Favreau uses pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring the iconic characters to the big screen in the latest adaptation. Featuring the voice talents of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, John Kani as Rafiki, John Oliver as Zazu, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, JD McCrary as Young Simba, and Shahadi Wright Joseph as Young Nala, Disney’s The Lion King will premiere in U.S. theaters July 19, 2019.