Disney Roars In With New Lion King Teaser Trailer

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Disney has officially dropped the teaser trailer for its Lion King remake.

The highly-anticipated teaser features a familiar vocal backdrop, with a voiceover from James Earl Jones' Mufasa, reciting some of the lines he made famous in the original 1994 animated film.

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The visuals -- very reminiscent of director Jon Favreau's Jungle Book, which is how he earned the gig -- offer almost shot-for-shot remakes of scenes from the original movie, particularly its opening.

It even features the song's original theme, as composed by Sir Elton John and performed by Carmen Twillie.

Released along with the trailer was a short description of the film, which, perhaps not surprisingly, given the similarities between the original and this remake, also sounds very familiar:

“The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock.

Finally, the teaser included many shots of the film's presumed star, Simba, which are almost sure to be shared across the internet in the days to come.

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Disney's new Lion King remake is directed by Jon Favreau and stars the vocal talents of stars Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and James Earl Jones. It is expected to be released on July 19, 2019.

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