By: Kayla Reyes
Disney has finally released the heartwarming trailer for The Lion King!
The film is a remake from the 1994’s animated version where Simba, the heir of his father Mufasa, escapes a stampede set up by his evil uncle Scar who is trying to take the throne from Mufasa. Although Simba is able to escape, his father Mufasa is not able to get away and is killed. Scar tricks Simba into thinking he caused his father’s death and tells him to never come back home. Simba flees, but eventually returns back as an adult to take back his throne and homeland. He gains the help of his friends Timon and Pumbaa.
The Lion King is directed by Jon Favreau and features an all-star voice cast that includes Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Alfre Woodard, Beyonce Knowles-Carter and James Earl Jones. The producers are Favreau, Jeffrey Silver and Karen Gilchrist. The animated film will use photo realistic visual effects that will make you second guess if they're actual talking animals!
The movie will officially hit theaters this summer July 19th! Take a look at the trailer below and let us know what you think!