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Watch the First Full-Length Trailer of Disney's 'Lion King'

The official trailer for the live-action remake is finally here.

Disney has just dropped the first full-length trailer for its highly-anticipated live-action, remake of the Lion King.

The film, which will star Childish Gambino and Beyoncé, as Simba and Nala, respectively—as well as Chiwetel Ejiofor as the villainous Scar—is set to hit theaters on July 19, following the 25th anniversary of the original's release.

Narrated by the iconic bass of James Earl Jones, who reprises his role as Mufasa, the nearly two-minute trailer introduces the film's familiar characters, and narrative. It mirrors many of the iconic scenes from the original, including the opening sequence of the animal kingdom gathering at Pride Rock.


The film "journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock," as noted in a synopsis via Shadow and Act.

The film's star-studded cast also includes Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, veteran South African actor John Kani as Rafiki, Eric André as Azizi, Ugandan actress Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, JD McCrary as Young Simba, Shahadi Wright-Joseph as Young Nala and Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, John Oliver as Zazu, Seth Rogen as Pumba and more.

Watch the trailer below.

The Lion King Official Trailer youtu.be



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Kenyan Rastafarians Want Cannabis Unbanned for Religious Reasons

The Rastafari Society of Kenya argues that the personal use of cannabis, which is currently outlawed in the country, is an integral part of their religion.

According to local media reports, the Rastafari Society of Kenya has gone before the High Court to argue in favour of the personal use of cannabis. Currently illegal in Kenya, the minority religious group argues that the laws criminalising the use of cannabis in Kenya are prejudiced towards their religion given that the substance is a "sacrament connecting believers to their creator." Cannabis is commonly used as incense to initiate religious practises by Rastafarians and is often followed by a series of praises and prayers.

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