Disney releases first trailer for live-action "The Lion King" remake

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As well as the trailer Disney has also released a poster for the film featuring the young Simba putting his paw over what is presumably Mufasa's paw print, you can also check that out below!

Like his first live-action Disney film, Favreau's Lion King will use CGI to bring an entirely animal cast to life in a realistic-looking format. Hans Zimmer's score swells, James Earl Jones' voice booms out as Mufasa once more, and it's hard not to be swept up in the wonder of it all.

"I don't think we need a new Lion King, but I also cried watching the trailer so", said someone else, attaching a GIF of Hankuna Matata.

The main disappointing takeaway from this brief trailer is that this remake looks to be a shot for shot remake of the original animated classic. "And will rise with you as the new king".

Several big names will be lending their voices to the highly anticipated reimagining of the children's classic, including "Atlanta" star Donald Glover, comedian Seth Rogen, "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver and singer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

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The trailer opens with a voice over from Mufasa as he speaks to Simba.

"Damn even tho I know everything that happens in lion king I still cried at the trailer lmao", quipped someone else. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. They will soon be followed by Dumbo, Aladdin, Mulan and Lady and the Tramp.

The Lion King is one of 10 movies Disney has slated for release in 2019, which could be the studio's biggest year to date.

No one is ever prepared for what the remake will make us feel, but one thing is for sure-we can't wait to see the king!

The Lion King will be in cinemas in July next year.

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