Disney Studios announced its much-anticipated movie "Mufasa: The Lion King" at the Disney D23 Expo  on Friday.

Disney also unveiled the first look teaser of the upcoming animated  Lion King movie.

The new Lion King movie will be directed by Oscar winning director Barry Jenkins.

Mufasa: The Lion King is a prequel to 2019's blockbuster animated movie 'The Lion King'.

The new Lion King movie will boast the origin story of one of the greatest kings in the history of the private lands, Mufasa.

Barry Jenkins while revealing facts about the upcoming movie said, "It's a story about how Mufasa  rose to loyalty."

"We assume that he was just born into his lineage, but it was actually an orphan who had to navigate the world alone by himself," he added

Jenkins also said, "We get to experience the real journey of how Mufasa found his place in the  circle of life."

The film, a prequel to 2019's live-action "The Lion King", is directed by Oscar winner Barry Jenkins.

Mufasa: The Lion King will hit the big screens  sometime in 2024.