Disney Studios has finally shared the full-length trailer of the upcoming film The Lion King. The film is a live-action remake of the original 1994 animated film. The trailer has already taken the internet by storm and has clocked over five million views within a few hours.
The trailer begins with Simba and Nara treading into Uncle Scar’s region and Scar looks upon them and say ‘Life is not fair, while some are born to feast, others spend their lives in the dark begging for scraps.’ Scar tries to attack Simba with his troupe hyenas behind him. The next shot is of Mufasa where he teaches Simba the laws of the jungle and the true nature of the things while magnificent species appear close to him. In the background, Mufasa voice plays in the background, “While others search for what they can take, a true king searches for what he can give.”
Next follows is the stampede that changes everything in the jungle. Scar warns Simba to not to return back to the jungle ever again. In the next shot, we see him all grown up with his best friends Timon and Pumbaa. The trailer ends with Timon and Pumbaa humming their favourite song ‘Hakuna Matata.’
Watch the trailer here:
The Lion King has an ensemble cast of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Beyonce, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Florence Kasumba, Eric Andre, John Kani who have voiced different characters from the film.
Helmed by Jon Favreau and produced by Walt Disney Pictures, the film is slated to hit theatres on July 19, 2019.