Disney has today dropped the first teaser trailer for the upcoming live action remake of The Lion King — and fans of the original are embracing it with open arms.
Based on the 90-second teaser, the remake looks to be a visually stunning, very faithful retelling of the classic 1994 film.
Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Beyonce, Donald Glover and John Oliver are among the stars lending their voices to the project, which uses cutting-edge CGI to retell the story of lion prince Simba’s ascent to the throne after the death of his father, Mufasa.
Fans are loving it so far:
Me going to see Lion King pic.twitter.com/vXNlytqwzQ— Orkun (@mightyhet)
Me watching Mufasa die all over again in high definition pic.twitter.com/pNPegU9ruy— X (@XLNB)
— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod)
I don’t even have anything funny to say about this. I just love this movie so much. The Lion King is now my favorite movie, and it doesn’t even come out for another 239 days. Look at this. It’s gorgeous. Look at Simba!!
Thank you for coming to my TED Talk pic.twitter.com/vSP6Esd6P3— Rachel Paige (@rachmeetsworld)
— Haseeb (@K49HAS)
Yo technology is crazy. 5 year old me could’ve never imagined a live action remake of the Lion King. https://t.co/HBuhg0tjrp— Sylvia Obell (@SylviaObell)
IM SCREAMING THE LION KING LOOKS SO GOOD!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/l35V2asiGN— thankful john 🦃 (@johne1998)
The film is one of a slew of live-action remakes of classic Disney films, with The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast already released and Aladdin and Mulan still to come.
The Lion King is set for release on July 19, 2019.