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10th Apr 2019

The full trailer for Disney’s The Lion King has dropped and it looks absolutely stunning


Timon and Pumbaa make an appearance at the end

The Lion King‘s live-action remake will be in cinemas in just a hundred days and promises to be an even better spectacle than the 1994 animated film, at least judging by a brand new trailer that just dropped.

As we have reported previouslyThe Lion King has an all-star cast that features Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa. The director is the man behind Iron ManElf and the 2016 Jungle Book remake, Jon Favreau.

The new trailer gives away more footage than has previously been released and even features a cameo from Timon and Pumbaa. Watch it here:

Disney’s official synopsis for the film reads: “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.

“Staying true to the classic story, director Jon Favreau utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring the iconic characters to the big screen in a whole new way. Featuring the voices of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.”

We can’t wait.