Beyonce plays Nala, Simba's childhood best friend, with James Earl Jone reprising his role as Mufasa, Simba's father.
"Tackling it was really just trying to make the song feel as emotional as it was before", he said. Running far from home, Simba is brought up (as an adult, he's voiced by Donald Glover) by a carefree duo comprised of a meerkat and warthog named Timon (Billy Eichner) and Pumbaa (Seth Rogen).
The 37-year-old musician and entrepreneur, who voices Nala in the long-awaited remake, clutched her seven-year-old daughter's hand as the pair walked down the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, US.
"The uncanny valley for animals took me out too many times". The track was written and produced alongside Lebo M. and the original The Lion King composer Hans Zimmer.
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Spacey has also been sued by a massage therapist who alleges that Spacey tried to force him to grab the actor's genitals. The earliest allegation being investigated dates back to 1996, before his tenure at the Old Vic, and the latest to 2013.
But with all that hype also comes the concern that we might be disappointed when it's finally released later this month.
"This is sonic cinema".
Sporting a brightly patterned button-up shirt and a black suit, Seth Rogen, who voices the amusing and lovable Pumbaa in the film, steps out solo for the world premiere.
The Lion King arrives in theaters on July 19.
Glover shared a similar sentiment about Favreau, saying the director's vision for the remake is the reason he signed on.
While it didn't appear that Jay-Z was in attendance, Beyonce's bestie Michelle Williams did show up in support of her Destiny Child's partner and praised Bey. He also singled out filmmakers of the animated original that were in the audience for special thanks.