‘The Lion King’: 11 Character Posters Get Up Close to Simba, Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa and More

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Check out 11 character posters released for Disney‘s upcoming CG/live-action remake of The Lion King.

Director Jon Favreau follows up his remake of The Jungle Book with another redo, this time of Disney’s beloved ’94 Oscar winner. He’s bringing the characters to life using similar photo-real CG effects that was employed in The Jungle Book, and as you can see in the close-ups below, they’ve managed to infuse characterisation with the real-life animals pretty well. Let’s hope these creations working with the emotional narrative that made the original film so memorable.

There’s certainly an impressive voice cast, as is pointed out with each poster. The cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé has as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, among others.

The Lion King will open in Australian cinemas on July 17 and hits the US on July 19.


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