Disney’s The Lion King Remake Reveals New Live-Action Trailer (VIDEO)
For a while now, Disney has been teasing remakes for several of its most well-known classics, with the likes of The Jungle Book, Maleficent, and Beauty and the Beast already blowing up cinemas over the past few years. 2019 is supposed to be an especially fruitful year on that front, with four total entries set to see release; the biggest of which being a remake of Disney’s iconic animated feature The Lion King.
While we’ve seen trailers of the classic African cat story before, an all-new trailer is looking to deliver the goods this time around, teasing numerous scenes ripped straight from the original film. We also get to hear a few new characters speak with Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and James Earl Jones’ legendary Mufasa delivering some of their most memorable lines. The end teases even more, with Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen hamming it up as Timon and Pumbaa. Check out the trailer below.
While the Lion King is set to be the pride of the summer, a few other films are set to bring back a few Disney classics. Last month debuted a new Dumbo film from director Tim Burton while later this year will see an interesting Aladdin adaptation with actor Will Smith as The Genie. Later on in 2019 will debut the long-brewing sequel to Maleficent titled Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, but no footage has yet to debut for that.
The Lion King hits theaters on July 19th.
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