‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ Trailer Features Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter

Mufasa: The Lion King (Credit: Disney)

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter share the screen as mother and daughter in the first trailer for Mufasa: The Lion King.

Disney released the teaser for the film on Monday, April 29, offering a glimpse of Mufasa at home in the African Pride Lands.

Beyoncé reprises her role as Nala in the music-filled prequel to 2019 blockbuster film, The Lion King.

Blue Ivy, 12, plays Kiara, daughter of Nala and King Simba (Donald Glover).

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The trailer follows Mufasa’s origin story and begins on a snowy mountainside. The film is told in flashbacks, and introduces the orphaned lion cub.

Aaron Pierre (Genius MLK/X) leads the cast as Mufasa, which 93-year-old James Earl Jones voiced in the previous films. Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Chevalier) plays his brother, Taka.

Returning from the 2019 film are Billy Eichner (as Timon) and Seth Rogen (as Pumbaa). Also announced as part of the voiceover cast are Thandiwe Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Mads Mikkelsen and Tiffany Boone.

According to the official description, “Mufasa: The Lion King enlists Rafiki to relay the legend of Mufasa to young lion cub Kiara, daughter of Simba and Nala, with Timon and Pumbaa lending their signature schtick.”

The previous film was directed by Jon Favreau and grossed $1.6 billion at the global box office.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) helms the prequel. Tony Award-winning Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda is writing original songs the movie.

Mufasa: The Lion King is scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 20.

Watch the trailer above.

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