A brand-new trailer for the live-action version of ‘The Lion King’ debuted on April 10 and our jaws are on the floor. This is going to be the movie event of the summer.
“Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. While others search for what they can take, a true king searches for what he can give,” Mufasa tells Simba in The Lion King trailer. The official trailer was released on April 10, taking us back to Simba’s world. As we know from the original 1994 movie, Simba’s world is changed forever when his uncle Scar kills his father, Mufasa. “Life’s not fair, is it my little friend? While some are born to feast, others spend their lives in the dark begging for scraps,” Scar tells the young cub.
After the death of Mufasa, Scar scares Simba off. When Simba returns to Pride Rock years later, he’s the king he was meant to be. The end of the trailer features our fave duo Timon and Pumbaa singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” The first teaser was revealed back in Nov. 2018. The footage recreated the famous scene from the original movie with Rafiki christening Simba after his birth. In less than 24 hours, the teaser broke major records with 224.6 million views online! Now that’s incredible. Everyone has been looking forward to this live-action version of the beloved animated movie.
The Lion King live-action movie features an all-star cast. Donald Glover (Simba), Beyonce (Nala), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), Billy Eichner (Timon), John Oliver (Zazu), and James Earl Jones (Mufasa) are the voices behind the iconic animal characters. The movie is set to debut in theaters on July 19, 2019. The live-action version comes 25 years after the original animated movie was released in 1994. The animated movie includes some classic Disney songs, and tunes like “Circle of Life” and “Hakuna Matata” will be featured in the live-action movie.
Disney has an incredible year lined up in 2019. In addition to The Lion King, other Disney films include Frozen 2, Toy Story 4, and the live-action Aladdin will all be released this year. Take all our money, Disney!