Saturday, April 13, 2024

See the Trailer for “Live Action” and Computer Generated “Lion King” with Voices from Stars James Earl Jones, Beyonce, Donald Glover


Here’s the trailer for “The Lion King,” coming in July from Disney. Yes, the lions and other animals are all talking thanks to James Earl Jones, Donald Glover, Beyonce and an all star cast. This time around, they’re not animated, they’re CGI. The word is that this version is a line for line reproduction of the animated film. Doesn’t matter. People will flock to it.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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