Are you excited to hear the animals speak in the “Lion King” live-action reboot? Then you’re today is your lucky day!
Disney’s new “Lion King” trailer shows Beyonce’s Nala talking for the first time. “Simba, you have to take your place as king,” she says. “We need you. Come home.”
The trailer also showcases the voices of Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as the comic relief duo of Timon and Pumbaa, respectively.
Notable scenes from the original animated movie, like the wildebeest stampede and the fight between Scar and Simba against a burning Pride Rock, can all be seen with a CGI (computer generated imagery) update in the latest trailer.
The film additionally stars Donald Glover, John Oliver, Eric André and James Earl Jones, who don’t speak in this new trailer.
“Lion King,” directed by Jon Favreau, arrives in theaters on July 19.
Tina Knowles Lawson discussed her daughter Beyonce’s role in the film at the Wearable Art Gala on Saturday night.
“My kids (Beyonce and Solange) and I watched ‘The Lion King’ probably 30 times, so I was a big push for Beyonce to do the voice of Nala,” Knowles Lawson told Variety. “I got to see part of the movie and I cried. I mean, it’s going to be another 50-60 years of audiences watching (this film).”
If you are like us at Eat Yo Beats, you saw the original film several times, grew up with, and are weary that the remake will pale in comparison. But who knows? Maybe if we keep an open mind it won’t be horrible.