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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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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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