Disney’s dedication to remaking their own animated classics continues this year with three new “live action” remakes, two of which have been unleashed on audiences already.
On Thursday, Disney released a selection of character posters that feature those very same uncanny valley-evoking CGI beasts and the names of those A-listers who are bringing them to life.
The two core characters, Simba and Nala, are showcased in both their adult and young iterations, played by Donald Glover and Beyoncé and JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph, respectively.
We also get our first proper images of classic
Of course, there’s the return of James Earl Jones as the voice of Mufasa, and the addition of Chiwetel Ejiofor as his evil brother Scar.
Finally, we’ve got the
It’s a surreal set of posters, as they apparently just showcase photographs of real animals. However, we all know that these are painfully rendered by hardworking animators at Disney. It’ll be very interesting to see how the very realistic renderings will land with audiences when the film hits on July 19, wart(hogs) and all.