Welcome To The Pride Lands: Here's How Hollywood Showed Up To 'The Lion King' Premiere

July 10th 2019

The Lion King world premiere was held last night in Hollywood and the film's stars and more of Hollywood's elite came out to celebrate!

The film, coming to theaters on July 19, 2019, “journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock." It is led by Donald Glover, who voices Simba and Beyoncé (credited as Beyoncé Knowles-Carter) as Nala.

Other stars include James Earl Jones as Mufasa (reprising his role), Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, John Kani as Rafiki, Eric Andre as Azizi, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, JD McCrary as Young Simba, Shahadi Wright Joseph as Young Nala and Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari.

Attending the event were the stars of the film and the production team behind it: including Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Chance the Rapper (consultant), Jon Favreau, p.g.a. (director/producer), Jeff Nathanson (screenwriter), Jeffrey Silver, p.g.a. (producer), Karen Gilchrist, p.g.a. (producer), Tom Peitzman (executive producer), Caleb Deschanel (director of photography), James Chinlund (production designer), Adam Gerstel (editor), John Bartnicki (co-producer), Hans Zimmer (composer), Lebo M (creator/producer African vocal/choir arrangements), Robert Legato, ASC, (VFX supervisor).

Special guests and celebrities were: Clarence Avant, Mario Lopez, Yvette Nicole Brown, Nicole Byer, Steph & Ayesha Curry, Gina Carano, LeVar Burton, Reggie Miller, Emily Deschanel, Zooey Deschanel, Diplo, Dave Filoni, LeAnn Rimes, Tiffany Haddish, Atandwa Kani, Chrissy Metz, Doua Mona, Tracy Morgan, Cedric Yarbrough,  Gary Oldman, Pedro Pascal, Meghan Trainor, Lena Waithe and Alana Mayo, Taika Waititi, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, Ali Wong, Niles Fitch. From ABC:  Marsai Martin. From Disney Channel:  Raven-Symone, Navia Robinson, Sky Katz, Ruth Righi, Skai Jackson. From Freeform: Chloe & Halle Bailey, Maia Mitchell, Yara Shahidi, Aubrey Joseph.

Check how folks showed up for the premiere below:

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Michelle Williams attends the premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Michelle Williams attends the premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Tiffany Haddish (L) and Florence Kasumba attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Tiffany Haddish (L) and Florence Kasumba attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) Marsai Martin, Patrick Starrr and Skai Jackson attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) Marsai Martin, Patrick Starrr and Skai Jackson attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) Brynn Gross and Lance Gross are seen as McDonald's brings Happy Meals and Festive Moments to "The Lion King" Premiere After Party at Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Erik Voake/Getty Images for McDonald's) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) Brynn Gross and Lance Gross are seen as McDonald's brings Happy Meals and Festive Moments to "The Lion King" Premiere After Party at Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Erik Voake/Getty Images for McDonald's)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) Kirsten Corley, Kensli Bennett, and Chance The Rapper attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) Kirsten Corley, Kensli Bennett, and Chance The Rapper attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Blue Ivy Carter (L) and Beyonce Knowles-Carter attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Blue Ivy Carter (L) and Beyonce Knowles-Carter attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Stephen Curry, Ayesha Curry and kids attend the Premiere Of Disney's "The Lion King" at Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Stephen Curry, Ayesha Curry and kids attend the Premiere Of Disney's "The Lion King" at Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) Atandwa Kani, Mandi Kani, and John Kani attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) Atandwa Kani, Mandi Kani, and John Kani attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Normani attends the Premiere Of Disney's "The Lion King" at Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Normani attends the Premiere Of Disney's "The Lion King" at Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Chloe Bailey (L) and Halle Bailey attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Chloe Bailey (L) and Halle Bailey attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Jamie Foxx attends the premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Jamie Foxx attends the premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

US actor Donald Glover arrives for the world premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at the Dolby theatre on July 9, 2019 in Hollywood. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) US actor Donald Glover arrives for the world premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at the Dolby theatre on July 9, 2019 in Hollywood. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) Hans Zimmer, Chance The Rapper, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, Shahadi Wright Joseph, JD McCrary, Director/Producer Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Kani, Alfre Woodard, Keegan-Michael Key, Florence Kasumba, and Eric Andre attends the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) Hans Zimmer, Chance The Rapper, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, Shahadi Wright Joseph, JD McCrary, Director/Producer Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Kani, Alfre Woodard, Keegan-Michael Key, Florence Kasumba, and Eric Andre attends the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) John Kani, Alfre Woodard and LeVar Burton attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) John Kani, Alfre Woodard and LeVar Burton attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Titan Jewell Weatherspoon (L) and Kelly Rowland attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Titan Jewell Weatherspoon (L) and Kelly Rowland attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor arrives for the world premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at the Dolby theatre on July 9, 2019 in Hollywood. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor arrives for the world premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at the Dolby theatre on July 9, 2019 in Hollywood. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Tiffany Haddish and LeVar Burton attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Tiffany Haddish and LeVar Burton attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Shahadi Wright Joseph and Donald Glover attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Shahadi Wright Joseph and Donald Glover attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) Shahadi Wright Joseph, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, and Blue Ivy Carter attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) Shahadi Wright Joseph, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, and Blue Ivy Carter attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Marsai Martin attends the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: Marsai Martin attends the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) Beyonce Knowles-Carter, JD McCrary and Director/producer Jon Favreau attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney) HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) Beyonce Knowles-Carter, JD McCrary and Director/producer Jon Favreau attend the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

 

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