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Fans Get Nostalgic On Twitter After Watching Disney’s The Lion King Trailer

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Fans Get Nostalgic On Twitter After Watching Disney’s The Lion King Trailer

Disney has finally rolled out the first official trailer for the live-action remake of 1994’s hit animated film, The Lion King. The 90-second teaser was aired during the NFL’s traditional Thanksgiving primetime game.

Everything the light touches is our kingdom. But a king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun,” James Earl Jones, who will reprise his role as Mufasa’s voice, narrates in the trailer. “One day the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.”

The trailer opens with Rafiki introducing Simba, King Mufasa, and Queen Sarabi’s newborn son, to the animals of the Pride Lands. Rafiki holds Simba high above for all to see. The scene in question reminds fans of the opening scenes of the original animated movie, where the animals turned to face Pride Rock in anticipation of seeing the new king.

Fans are already in awe of the trailer and have begun pouring in their reactions on social media. Some are going gaga over the film’s soundtrack in the trailer, while some find the little Simba too cute.

You can check out fans’ reaction on The Lion King trailer below.

Director Jon Favreau, whose previous credits include the first Iron Man movie and the live-action remake of The Jungle Book which grossed nearly $1 billion worldwide, is helming the film. The Lion King will use the same computer technology that was used in The Jungle Book to bring an entirely animal cast to life in a realistic-looking format.

The Lion King’s stellar cast which includes Donald Glover voicing Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Simba’s love interest, Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as the villainous scar, Seth Rogen and Billy Eicher voicing Simba’s beloved companions Pumbaa and Timon, makes it one of the most anticipated of summer 2019.

Also lending their voices to The Lion King are Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, John Kani, Florence Kasumba, JD McCray, Eric Andre, and Shahadi Wright Joseph.

The film will arrive in theatres on July 19, 2019.

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