The first trailer for the CGI remake of The Lion King film dropped on Thanksgiving and it’s amazing.
The new movie continues the recent live-action remake trend Disney has been indulging. The look is very similar to the 2016 version of The Jungle Book but this film will not include any live actors. It is being helmed by Jon Favreau, who directed The Jungle Book remake as well as the first Iron Man movie.
From what we’ve seen, it’s a near-perfect recreation of the original, with realistic-looking animals and an all-star cast.
— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) November 22, 2018
The trailer dropped to much fanfare on twitter.
I just got blindsided by the Lion King trailer and both Child Matt and Adult Matt cant handle this in the middle of a Cowboys game.
— Matthew Adkins (@coachmadkins) November 22, 2018
jokes on all of you I only got my wife pregnant to have an excuse to watch nothing but the new Lion King every day for the next four years. catch up
— Jake Kemp (@NotJackKemp) November 22, 2018
Kids the new Lion King movie isn’t for you, I’ve been waiting 24 yrs for this stay at the crib ????
— Coach O Recruiting (@simplyCoachO) November 22, 2018
I'm a whole ass 30 and never been so excited in my life
— Kofi Siri'sBoo (@enigmatomost) November 23, 2018
It’s a childhood come home.
I literally almost choked on my food when “The Lion King” trailer came on tv during tonight’s football game. OMFG THE KID IN ME JUMPED OUT ????????
— Dante D’Angelo ???? (@itsdantedangelo) November 22, 2018
I’m not trying to be dramatic but this my childhood movie and it means every to me and I will muddy any child who gets in my way at the movie theaters
— Irina Emiliana (@irinaemiliana) November 23, 2018
???????? OMG ❤❤, my childhood
— different???? (@uchihafamille) November 23, 2018
Oh my goodness …. the child on me is coming out! Bring it on.
— Angie Greaves (@AngieGreaves) November 23, 2018
How am I supposed to survive CGI Mufasa… if I could barely survive animated Mufasa?
— Kaira (@KairaElla) November 23, 2018
This trailer replicates the iconic “Circle of Life” opening, with nearly the same camera moves. Beloved characters such as Simba, Sarabi, Rafiki, and the mighty Mufasa are seen in photorealistic rendering.
For anyone who grew up with this movie, it’s a breathtaking event.
If your household didn't come to complete silence when that Lion King promo came on……..
— local bIogger (@fergoe) November 22, 2018
Me: I'm a grown up now I won't cry when mufasa dies@DisneyStudios : we'll see that when you watch live action mufasa dies in ultra HD
Me: ???????????? #TheLionKing
— The mad kan$???? (@Pranav__Pawar) November 23, 2018
It says July 2019 ! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/RxepimSr9i
— Endless Highway (@foggytheeyes) November 23, 2018
The trailer was released online during the annual Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game and was uploaded to the official Disney Twitter account shortly after. The new movie stars Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and brings back James Earl Jones as Mufasa.
It’s set to be released on July 19, 2019. Get your tissues ready!