Disney has released a new trailer for its upcoming release of The Liong King. The movie arrives in theaters exactly 100 days from today. The movie arrives in theaters on July 19th. Check out the trailer below and then read my thoughts and share yours!

The Lion King Official Trailer

So What Do You Think?

Watching this trailer is almost weird for someone who grew up watching the original animated version of The Lion King. There is a familiarity to it but also it is quite different. It appears that many of the iconic moments from the movie are going to be included with the film. It also appears that the characters will still have a similar approach to personality. However, some of the voices are different (although not as different as I was expecting), and clearly, everything is made to look like it is live-action. This is done through some absolutely incredible CGI. The music sounds, again, familiar yet updated. I will be very curious to hear the entire score when it becomes available. After watching this trailer I’m finding myself getting excited to see this movie in July. How about you?

The Lion King Description

Disney’s “The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book”), 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.

Staying true to the classic story, director Jon Favreau utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring the iconic characters to the big screen in a whole new way. Featuring the voices of 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, Disney’s “The Lion King” opens in U.S. theaters on July 19, 2019.