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Disney has released its first look at “Musfasa: The Lion King”. This feature film is set be released in theaters on December 20th, telling the story of the unlikely rise of the beloved king of the Pride Lands. The film is being directed by Barry Jenkins. You can check out the teaser trailer above and the new poster below!

“Mufasa: The Lion King” is bringing an all-star cast of voices that will bring new and fan-favorite characters to life these include:

  • Aaron Pierre as Mufasa
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Taka, a lion prince with a bright future who accepts Mufasa into his family as a brother
  • Tiffany Boone as Sarabi
  • Kagiso Lediga as Young Rafiki
  • Preston Nyman as Zazu
  • Mads Mikkelsen as Kiros, a formidable lion with big plans for his pride 
  • Thandiwe Newton as Taka’s mother, Eshe
  • Lennie James as Taka’s father, Obasi 
  • Anika Noni Rose as Mufasa’s mother, Afia
  • Keith David as Mufasa’s father, Masego
  • John Kani as Rafiki
  • Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
  • Billy Eichner as Timon
  • Donald Glover as Simba
  • Introducing Blue Ivy Carter as Kiara, daughter of King Simba and Queen Nala
  • And Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala
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Along with the great cast we can also expect great songs from “Mufasa: The Lion King” from award-winning songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda, that are produced by Mark Mancina along with Miranda. There will be additional music and performances by Lebo M.


Here more information about what we can expect from “Mufasa: The Lion King provided by Disney:

“Mufasa: The Lion King” enlists Rafiki to relay the legend of Mufasa to young lion cub Kiara, daughter of Simba and Nala, with Timon and Pumbaa lending their signature schtick. Told in flashbacks, the story introduces Mufasa as an orphaned cub, lost and alone until he meets a sympathetic lion named Taka—the heir to a royal bloodline. The chance meeting sets in motion an expansive journey of an extraordinary group of misfits searching for their destiny—their bonds will be tested as they work together to evade a threatening and deadly foe.