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Get face to face with the cast of 'The Lion King'

Later this month, Walt Disney Pictures is set to release their new big screen take on The Lion King with an all star cast lending their voices to the classic tale. Today, the studio has released a series of photographs that pair each star with their respective animal character. Check them all out in the gallery viewer below!

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The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

The ensemble voice cast of The Lion King includes Donald Glover as adult Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa (reprising his iconic performance from Disney’s 1994 animated classic), Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, JD McCrary as Young Simba, Shahadi Wright Joseph as Young Nala, John Kani as Rafiki, John Oliver as Zazu, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King hits theaters July 19.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.