Beyonce leads red carpet stars as ‘The Lion King’ roars back to life


Disney’s “The Lion King” has received no shortage of remakes and spinoffs in the years since its original 1994 release. Now, as the film reaches its silver anniversary, Disney delivers a new take on the animated musical.

Cast and crew gathered in Hollywood for “The Lion King” world premiere Tuesday night, and discussed re-imagining the classic.

Actor Donald Glover, said director Jon Favreau-who also helmed Disney’s recent -“The Jungle Book”-, says the director’s vision for the remake is the reason he signed on.

He also hails Beyonce’s efforts with the project. Glover is the voice behind the grown-up Simba, while Beyonce portrays his friend Nala.

The vibrant red carpet hosted stars including former Destiny’s Child singers Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland, Tiffany Haddish, Jamie Foxx, Chrissy Metz, Tracy Morgan, Yara Shahidi, Chloe x Halle, and more.