12 'Lion King' remake stars, including Beyonce, appear beside their characters

See Donald Glover as Simba and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala.

ByGood Morning America via via logo
July 2, 2019, 2:22 PM

With the premiere of "The Lion King" just a few weeks away, Disney has given fans a first look at the movie's stars alongside their characters.

In the remake of the 1994 animated film, Donald Glover voices Simba while Beyoncé Knowles-Carter gives life to Nala.

Other celebrities involved with the movie include Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Billy Eichner as Timon and Seth Rogen as Pumba.

Jon Favreau, who helmed the 2016 Oscar winner, "The Jungle Book," directed the movie, which hits theaters July 19.

PHOTO: Donald Glover appears beside his "Lion King" character, Simba.
Donald Glover appears beside his "Lion King" character, Simba.
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PHOTO: Beyonce Knowles-Carter appears beside her "Lion King" character, Nala.
Beyonce Knowles-Carter appears beside her "Lion King" character, Nala.
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PHOTO: From top to bottom; Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen and John Oliver appear beside their "Lion King" characters, Timon, Pumbaa and Zazu, respectfully.
From top to bottom; Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen and John Oliver appear beside their "Lion King" characters, Timon, Pumbaa and Zazu, respectfully.
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PHOTO: Alfre Woodard appears beside her "Lion King" character, Sarabi.
Alfre Woodard appears beside her "Lion King" character, Sarabi.
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PHOTO: Chiwetel Ejiofor appears beside his "Lion King" character, Scar.
Chiwetel Ejiofor appears beside his "Lion King" character, Scar.
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PHOTO: From top to bottom; Keegan-Michael Key, Florence Kasumba and Eric Andre appear beside their "Lion King" characters, Kamari, Shenzi and Azizi, respectfully.
From top to bottom; Keegan-Michael Key, Florence Kasumba and Eric Andre appear beside their "Lion King" characters, Kamari, Shenzi and Azizi, respectfully.
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PHOTO: From top to bottom; JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph appear beside their "Lion King" characters, Simba and Nala, respectfully.
From top to bottom; JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph appear beside their "Lion King" characters, Simba and Nala, respectfully.
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