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WATCH: Lion King (2019) Live-Action Trailer Released

The first trailer for the live-action remake of the Lion King was released via Twitter on Thanksgiving Day.

The trailer features a narration from James Earl Jones, who will revise his character, Mufasa, from the original animated version of the film.

The trailer features the original "Circle of Life" opening track, as well as clips from the iconic opening scene prior to Rafiki presenting a young Simba to the animals of the Pride Lands above Pride Rock.

“Everything the light touches is our kingdom,” says Mufusa (voiced by Jones) in a voiceover, as the camera pans over the pride land.

The upcoming computer-animated film was directed by Jon Favreau, produced by Walt Disney Pictures and written by Jeff Nathanson.

The all-star cast includes Emmy award winner Donald Glover, Grammy award winner Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejofor, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, John Kani, Alfre Woodard, Florence Kasumba, Eric Andre and Keegan-Michael Key.

The Lion King remake will be part of a series of new films based off of several Disney classics including "Dumbo," "Aladdin," "Lady and the Tramp" and "Mulan" in the coming years, stemming off the success of "The Jungle Book" in 2016 and Beauty and the Beast" in 2017.

The first footage of the film was shown as a sneak preview to fans at D23. CinemaCon attendees also were given a preview of the opening sequence prior to Thursday's trailer release earlier this year.

Lion King will be released in theatres on July 19, 2019.

Newsweek will update this story as it develops.

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