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Disney Unveils New Lion King Trailer and Poster

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Long live the King.

Amid the Academy Award celebrations, Disney has just released a new teaser trailer for Jon Favreau's upcoming live-action adaptation of The Lion King.

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This new teaser actually appears to be a truncated version of the first full-length trailer that was released late last year. Clocking in at one minute, the teaser shows up the famous The Lion King opening scene of Simba's christening, as he is presented to all the animals of the Pride Rock kingdom. While there isn't much in the way of new footage, there is actually one noticeable -- and extremely cute -- new shot featured in this trailer: baby Simba's sneeze, which fans will recognize from the original 1994 animated film.

On top of releasing a new teaser for the highly-anticipated film, Disney and Favreau also revealed a new poster, which highlights the story of strength, legacy and love of father and son duo, Mufasa and Simba.

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Disney's The 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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