The full trailer for The Lion King is finally here and I’m so excited. One of my favorite movies growing up, I’m thrilled to see it coming back to the big screen in this format. Just like The Jungle Book left me in awe of the technology to bring these characters to life in such a realistic format, The Lion King looks even better!
I’m a little bummed out that we didn’t get to hear Simba or Nala talking, but getting a glimpse at Scar, Mufasa, and Timon and Pumba was pretty fantastic.
Check out the official trailer.
Disney’s “The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book”), 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.
Staying true to the classic story, director Jon Favreau utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring the iconic characters to the big screen in a whole new way. Featuring the voices of 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, Disney’s “The Lion King” opens in U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019.
Here is our reaction trailer! I’m not LION when I say it’s PITTY cute!