Disney just dropped new stills of the 1994 The Lion King remake and we just cannot stop striking out the days on the calendar. Taking audiences back to Pride Rock this July withÂ Jon Favreau's photo-realistic adaptation of the animated classic, The Lion King boasting off of a star-studded cast, stunning visuals, and the iconic music, The Lion King is another movie to look forward to possibly after Avengers: Endgame. The excitement for the movie just got a whole lot more intense because Disney just dropped exclusive photos of the classic animation remake to Entertainment Weekly. Â Â
The still photos of the Jon Favreauâ€™s remake which were shared by EW on Thursday morning, as a part of the new cover story forÂ The Lion King sees Rafiki the wise, a baby Simba trailing behind dad, Mufasa as they stand atop the rock of Pride Rock. We also see the now grown and exiled Simba with his faithful companions-Pumbaa and meerkat Timon, the evil brother and uncle Scar with his pack of hyena cronies.
Check out the EXCLUSIVE photos here:
Talking about the remake of the classic movie seen as a challenge by many given the fact that the 1994 version was one of the most loved animations of all time, director Jon Favreau told EW, â€œIt feels like weâ€™re restoring a classic historic architectural landmark â€” how do you update it without changing the personality of it? How do you take advantage of all the new technological breakthroughs but still maintain the soul and the spirit of theÂ original Lion King?â€
Starring Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Eric Andre, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, BeyoncÃ©, Billy Eichner, Keegan-Michael Key, and John Oliver among others, The Lion King releases this July 19.