Disney has released the first full-length trailer for the remake of their beloved 1995 animated film, The Lion King.
The highly-anticipated trailer gives us our first look at the film’s many iconic characters including Simba, Scar, Timon and Pumba, and a brief glimpse of Rafiki to name a few. We also get to see a few of the characters speak for the first time and it looks like some of the original’s dialog is intact. It also appears that at least some of Elton John and Tim Rice’s soundtrack is in the new film as well.
Here’s the film’s synopsis:
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. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s The Lion King roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.
Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts!