“The Lion King” Gets New Character Portaits

The Lion King Gets New Character Portaits

Filmmaker Jon Favreau has used Twitter to show off seven portrait photos of the voice actors and their characters in Disney’s upcoming CG animated remake of “The Lion King”. In addition, a new featurette about the cast is out.

The film 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 voice cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Billy Eichner as Timon and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa. Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key and John Kani also star.

“The Lion King” opens in cinemas July 19th.