The new series of photos from Disney’s Lion King has Beyoncé stealing the show

We have BEEN preparing to watch the one and only Beyoncé Knowles-Carter in The Lion King in a couple of weeks and to preempt that Disney has released a new set of images depicting the characters and the voices behind them. 

The images include Donald Glover with Simba; Beyoncé with Nala; John Oliver, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner with Zazu, Pumbaa and Timon; Chiwetel Ejiofor with Scar; Alfre Woodard with Sarabi; Eric André, Florence Kasumba and Keegan-Michael Key with hyenas Azizi, Shenzi and Kamari; and Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary with Young Nala and Young Simba.

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A behind-the-scenes featurette with footage from the film, recording sessions and interviews with director Jon Favreau and the cast was also released yesterday.

The Lion King will be released in cinemas on 19 July 2019. WE.CAN’T.WAAAAIT.