Disney’s upcoming CGI remake of The Lion King is pacing ever closer, so while we keep waiting here’s a quick look behind the scenes.

Yes, it is almost time, and this little featurette gives us a look at some of the goings-on during production – including the great James Earl Jones at work.

It’s also dotted with interview snippets from director Jon Favreau and cast members Keegan-Michael Key, Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Donald Glover and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

The Lion King will be let loose in Australian cinemas on July 17. RARRRRRRR!

Take home Disney’s old school animated The Lion King at JB Hi-Fi.