Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba! Just as baboon mystic held up a lion cub in front of the animal kingdom in the African savanna, Disney made its mark on Thanksgiving holiday through the premier of the first teaser for Jon Favreau’s Lion King remake. The Lion King Has Come Back!
Perhaps it is an appropriate time of a week where Millenials across the globe are sleeping in their childhood bedroom. Of course, it doesn’t look to be a Maleficent-styled re-imagining as the trailer provides us with a circle of life goodness that we fondly remember from the original.
This time however, the animals have been created with a similar kind of photorealistic CGI that we all witnessed in Jon Favreau’s Jungle Book. Donald Glover is reported to voice Simba while Beyoncé herself will play Nala.
The Lion King will open on July 19, 2019.