It’s one of the most anticipated movies of the year, Jon Favreaus “live action” Lion King is just 100 days away, and to celebrate Disney has released a new trailer for the film.
The Lion King is probably one of the most celebrated Disney animated films ever, and this one looks to be following a lot of the footsteps that the first set down.
Timon and Pumba were huge scene stealers, and it looks like they’ll stand in the spotlight again, as this trailer focuses a little on the duo. They even break into the famous “Lion Sleeps Tonight”.
Here’s the official 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.