See you at the 11pm screening of The Lion King in Dubai on July 17…

Ahead of its UAE release on July 18, Disney has released stunning photos showing the characters from the upcoming The Lion King remake and the stars who voice them.

Included in the images are Donald Glover with Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter with Nala, and Chiwetel Ejiofor with Scar.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve watched the original 1994 animated classic more than 50 times, seen the West End musical or know all the words to every song (in fact, that’s a bonus). This is the long-awaited remake, directed by Jon Favreau, and it hits UAE and international silver screens this month.

This is not your average remake either… This is flawless CGI so lifelike you will think the animals in Blue Planet have always been able to talk.

Here’s a look at the amazing photographs below…

Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino with Simba

The 12 Years a Slave actor Chiwetel Ejiofor with Scar

Young Nala and Young Simba with actors Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary

Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard with Sarabi (Simba’s mother)

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter with Nala

Zazu, Pumbaa and Timon with comedians John Oliver and Billy Eichner, and Knocked Up actor Seth Rogen

Eric Andre, Black Panther actress Florence Kasumba and Keegan-Michael Key with the hyenas Azizi, Shenzi and Kamari

The Lion King roars into theatres in the UAE on July 18, although there are some special screenings taking place at cinemas across the UAE from 11pm on July 17.. Book your tickets now. 

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