The studio’s live-action remake of “The Lion King” is slowing accumulating its cast.

Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen are set to play the leading roles in this film. Disney confirmed Donald Glover as Simba James Earl Jones as Mufasa back in January. It has been rumored that Beyonce will play the character of Nela, but there’s no official confirmation of whether she has been approached for the leading role or not.

Disney has pushed the release date of “The Lion King” from February 2019 to May 2019. The Wrap has reported that the studio confirmed Billy and Seth to play Timon and Pumbaa, respectively.

Also in 2019, the mega-budget films “Star Wars: Episode IX,” “Indiana Jones 5,” “Frozen 2,” “The Incredibles 2,” “Magic Camp,” and “A Wrinkle in Time” are expected to release.

‘The Lion King’ – an animated film

The Lion King” is one of the most anticipated films. It is a project by Walt Disney Feature Animation and 33rd Disney animated feature film. The story is inspired by a novel of the same name by William Shakespeare. The film is produced by Don Hahn, with Irene Mecchi, Linda Woolverton, and Jonathan Roberts writing its story and dialogues.

Previously, Elton John composed the score of “The Lion King” films. This time, the studio has recruited Tim Rice to compose the movie score. It tells the story of a young lion, Simba, who teams up with Nala and Rafiki to know about the murderer of his parents.

Development of the first film began in 1988 during an official meeting between Peter Schneider and Jeffrey Katzenberg, while promoting “Oliver & Company” in the US and England.

The film was released in June 1994 and did great business.

However, the second “Lion King” film could not do good business at the box office. It grossed only $79 million at the box office. According to the filmmaker, nearly 31 minutes of animation sequences have been produced at Disney-MGM Studios in Florida. The similar computer animations were used in the previous installments.

First Disney movie

The Lion King” was the first animated feature by Disney to be in an original story. Computer animations will help the filmmaker to present his vision in a unique and impressive way. For the "wildebeest stampede" sequences, several 3D computer programs have been employed, with The CAPS stimulating camera movements and giving the final touch to its visual effects.

In North America, the original film earned over $502 million, and a total of $995 million worldwide. It is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time, after “Jurassic Park,” “Finding Nemo,” “Shrek 2,” “Toy Story 3,” and “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.”