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The first full-length trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of  The Lion King dropped during Sunday’s Oscars.

Disney dropped a teaser back in November that racked up an astonishing 24.6 million views in its first 24 hours. The first full-length trailer gives a little more insight into what the new film will look like.

The footage features dramatic shots of the African savanna. Rafiki and a newborn Simba feature, as in the opening of the original cartoon. And just like the original, James Earl Jones will voice the role of Mufasa.

Disney also released the movie poster.

Unlike the original, Disney’s live-action remake has Simba voiced by Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa , Billy Eichner as Timon, John Kani as Rafiki, John Oliver as Zazu, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, Eric Andre as Azizi, and Florence Kasumba as Shenzi.

The Lion King arrives in theaters nationwide July 19, 2019.

Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.