Tune in tonight when the voice cast and filmmakers of The Lion King hit the red carpet at the World Premiere in Hollywood, featuring moments Built on Verizon 5G.
The live stream will be over on Twitter at Twitter.com/disneylionking
At around 5 p.m. PT, viewers will get exclusive access to talent, filmmakers and surprises on the red carpet, as well as a first look at a brand-new clip from the film featuring “Circle of Life.”
Additionally, watch on Facebook or YouTube on any Disney or The Lion King community, or visit their local Disney Stores where the livestream will be broadcast in store.
Disney’s The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, 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. Staying true to the classic story.
Favreau utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring the iconic characters to the big screen in a whole new way.
The film stars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, John Oliver as Zazu, John Kani as Rafiki, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, Eric Andre as Azizi, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, JD McCrary as Young Simba and Shahadi Wright Joseph as Young Nala. Hans Zimmer is on board composing the film as he did the 1994 animated classic. Elton John and Tim Rice will also be returning, as they are set to collaborate with Beyoncé on a new song.
The Lion King will roar into theaters on July 19, 2019.