Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The stars aligned Tuesday night in Hollywood, CA for the World Premiere of Disney’s new version of the The Lion King. The lavish event was held at the Dolby Theatre with lots of fanfare.

Super talents Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Alfre Woodard were in attendance for the dazzling extravaganza. Other stars to grace the red carpet included Billy Eichner, John Kani, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Chance the Rapper.

The Lion King tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands; however, after Simba’s uncle Scar murders Mufasa, Simba is manipulated into thinking he was responsible and flees into exile. Upon maturation living with two wastrels, Simba is given some valuable perspective from his childhood friend, Nala, and his shaman, Rafiki, before returning to challenge Scar to end his tyranny and take his place in the Circle of Life as the rightful King.

In addition to the premiere, Queen Bey released a new single from the film’s highly anticipated soundtrack titled “Spirit.” Check that out and all of the red carpet pics below:

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