Disney released a new teaser for the awaited remake The Lion King and in it, Nala calls out to her childhood friend Simba (Donald Glover) to return to Pride Rock, which is at the moment being ruled by the villainous Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor). She says, "Simba, you have to take your place as king... We need you.. Come home."

Fans on Twitter could not be happier about this. "Did I get chills when I finally heard Beyoncé as Nala in #TheLionKing? Yes, yes I did," tweeted Entertainment Weekly's Alex Steinman.

So many people were waiting to hear the Queen B's voice in the movie.  Seth Rogen is Pumba in the remake, while James Earl Jones is reprising his role as Mufasa, the character he voiced in the 1994 original. The movie will hit the cinemas on July 19, 25 years after the much-loved original was on screens.

Ever since it was revealed that Beyonce is executive producer of The Lion King soundtrack and is working on recording an original song with Elton John, who heads the original animation’s music, everyone's expectations from the movie have reached a new high. Beyoncé recently released 'Homecoming' a film chronicling her headlining 2018 Coachella set, on Netflix along with Homecoming: The Live Album.

Lion King director Jon Favreau, when asked about whether or not he thought his film could be called an animated film or live-action, said to Slash Film: “Well, it’s difficult because it’s neither, really. It depends what standard you’re using. Because there are no real animals and there are no real cameras and there’s not even any performance that’s being captured that’s underlying data that’s real. Everything is coming through the hands of artists. But to say it’s animated I think is misleading as far as what the expectations might be.

The official synopsis for The Lion King goes like this :

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.