Yes, we know, “live-action” seems a stretch for Jon Favreau‘s remake of the animated Disney classic The Lion King, but that’s what Disney is calling it.
Whatever it is, we can all agree these 11 character posters just released by the House of Mouse are our best look at what those classic animated African animals will look like in the new film. Other than what we’ve seen in the trailers, of course.
Each poster also includes the performer’s name who will be voicing their animal counterpart, and we’re certainly interested.
Simba and Nala each have two, since we’ll get to see them as cubs and again as adult lions.
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” 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. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
Disney’s The Lion King roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.