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Lion King Live-Action Trailer Delivers Iconic Moments From Disney Classic

The Lion King

Disney has released a new full-length trailer for it's live-action reimagining of The Lion King that will no doubt please fans with its re-creation of key moments from the 1994 animated classic.

The new footage delivers young Simba's confrontation with Scar and the hyenas, the stampede and, yes, a nod to the beloved "Hakuna Matata" scene.

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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.

Opening July 19, director Jon Favreau's The Lion King stars Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and James Earl Jones.

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