Disney releases teaser trailer for ‘Lion King’ live-action remake

Lion King 2019 movie

Yesterday, fans were treated to a special gift from the studio when they dropped the first Lion King trailer for the highly anticipated remake, which is almost shot-for-shot the same as the animated trailer that was released back in 1994.

Fans of the original film were pleased to hear the trailer narrated by James Earl Jones, who plays king Mufasa in both the 1994 original and next year's film.

Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, will be voicing the role of Simba, while Beyoncé will play Nala.

The Lion King remake is scheduled for a July 19, 2019 release and will feature an original song by Beyonce and four songs by Elton John from the original film. Get a first look at the brand new version of the classic film in the player below! The attractive scenes, all too reminiscent of the classic's story-line, are played to Hans Zimmer's composition of The Circle of Life and yes, we really love the original and we love the nostalgia at play here.

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The trailer is very much in keeping with that of the original, focusing on the presentation of a young Simba to the animals of the Pride Lands, and it mostly looks like a shot-for-shot remake.

The new "The Lion King" is directed by Jon Favreau, who also directed Disney's 2016 live-action remake of "The Jungle Book".

Another tweet read: "yeah i just cried during the live action lion king trailer so what?" "And will rise with you as the new king".

Also featuring the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, see the trailer below along with a side-by-side comparison. Driven out of his kingdom, the cub, Simba, befriends Timon, a meerkat, and Pumbaa, a warthog, and later, after counsel by his old friends, returns to challenge Scar and reclaim his kingdom. Let us know in the comment section below!

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