LONDON (Reuters) – With gorgeous surroundings of Africa and a few speaking wildlife, Disney dropped its first full size trailer for its realistic-looking remake of “The Lion King” on Wednesday, providing a glimpse of the extremely anticipated movie.
The brand new film, made with computer-generated imagery, follows the plot of the Oscar profitable 1994 animation about lion cub Simba, who flees his kingdom after his villainous uncle Scar connives to take his father Mufasa’s place as king.
It boasts a voice forged that features music star Beyonce and actors Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen and James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa within the 1994 model.
Counting down 100 days till the movie’s July launch, the trailer begins with Scar, surrounded by hyenas, telling Simba: “Life’s not honest, is it, my little good friend? Whereas some are born to feast, others spend their lives at the hours of darkness, begging for scraps.”
Below 2 minutes lengthy, it reveals off the Pleasure Rock setting, with glimpses of Simba’s childhood good friend and love curiosity Nala in addition to new friends Timon and Pumbaa. In addition to Scar, Mufasa’s voice can also be heard within the trailer.
“The Lion King” was an immediate hit with audiences all over the world when it was launched, and a massively profitable musical theater model nonetheless runs on New York’s Broadway and in London.
The brand new trailer, which follows a primary look of the movie in November, garnered almost 1.5 million views within the first two hours after it was posted on Disney’s Twitter feed.
The movie is the most recent Disney remake to hit screens this 12 months. It’s directed by Jon Favreau, who was behind the 2016 remake of “The Jungle E book”.
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