The Live-Action ‘Lion King’ Trailer Finally Dropped And OMG, I’m Speechless

As many people know, Disney has been leaning towards a series of “live-action” remakes of their most popular cartoon films from the past. With the success of Beauty & the Beast, the company decided to go forward with several other adaptations such as MulanThe Little Mermaid, and the Lion King.

With the casting memo going out last year—with Beyoncé playing Nala and Donald Glover playing Simba—people were excited and hyped to see what would be in store for this adaptation. Mirroring iconic scenes from the original film, this trailer gives all kids from the ’90s major nostalgia.

Here’s a side-by-side of the throwback original, compared to the brand new, CGI-crazy version of the film.

The trailer has already been viewed on YouTube 10 million times and is the number one video on trending. Additionally, Twitter could not stop freaking out about how excited they were to see this brand new version of a childhood classic.

The Lion King will be released on July 19, 2019.

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