This morning, Disney revealed the teaser trailer for Mufasa: The Lion Kinga prequel to the 2019 photorealistic remake of the animated classic The Lion King from 1994. This new installment will also be a photorealistic version, not strictly a live-action.

Let us remember that the marketing of the 2019 film promoted the film as a live-action, something that caused controversy among the audience, which is why for this prequel it was decided to discard the words “live action.” It is already being made clear that the film is achieved by combining live-action cinematographic techniques with photorealistic computer-generated images.

Mufasa: The Lion Kingdirected by Oscar winner, Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), sees the baboon Rafiki telling the legend of Mufasa to his granddaughter Kiara. According to the trailer's description, the story will be told in flashbacks and will follow Mufasa (which means “king” in Swahili) as an orphaned cub, lost and alone until he meets a friendly lion named Taka, the heir to a royal bloodline.

The script was written by Jeff Nathanson (The Terminal, Rush Hour 3, Catch Me If You Can). Nathanson scripted the remake of The Lion King of 2019.

The cast that lends its voice is made up of Aaron Pierre as Mufasa (who had been played in the previous installments by James Earl Jones), with Kelvin Harrison Jr. like Taka, the returns of Donald Glover y Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Simba and Nala, respectively, with the latter's daughter, Blue Ivy Carter making her film debut lending her voice to Kara. There will also be the additions of Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round) y Dear Newton (Westworld), and the returns of Seth Rogen y Billy Eichner like Timon and Pumbaa.

Lin-Manuel Miranda will compose the film's original soundtrack.

Adele Romanski and Mark Ceryak produce the feature film, with Peter Tobyansen serving as executive producer.


“Mufasa: The Lion King recruits Rafiki to pass on the legend of Mufasa to young lion cub Kiara, daughter of Simba and Nala, with Timon and Pumbaa lending their signature trick. Told in flashbacks, the story presents Mufasa as an orphaned cub, lost and alone until he meets a friendly lion named Taka, the heir to a royal bloodline. The chance meeting sets in motion an expansive journey for an extraordinary group of misfits searching for their destiny: their bonds will be tested as they work together to evade a deadly and threatening enemy.”

Disney will release the prequel in theaters around the world on December 20, 2024.

Teaser trailer (original version and dubbed version) and poster:


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