VIDEO: Watch the first teaser trailer for The Lion King 2019

23 November 2018, 11:07 | Updated: 23 November 2018, 11:11

Get the first look at the live-action remake of the classic 1994 Disney animated feature film.

The first teaser trailer for the remake of The Lion King has arrived.

The live-action movie, which is produced by Disney and directed by Iron Man film and The Jungle Book helmsman Jon Favreau, features the likes of Donald Glover as Simba Beyoncé as Nala, and will see James Earl Jones reprise his role as Mufasa.

Watch the trailer above.

A screen shot from the trailer of The Lion King 2019 remake
A screen shot from the trailer of The Lion King 2019 remake. Picture: YouTube/ Disney

This hyper-realistic version appears to stay close to its 1994 original, with the trailer featuring the moment Simba is held up and presented to the animal kingdom.

The film - which is set to be released in Summer 2019 - also features the voices of Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor and John Oliver.