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.
WATCH BELOW: Disney releases first trailer for The Lion King remake
“Life’s not fair, is it my little friend? While some are born to feast, others spend their lives in the dark begging for scraps,” Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Scar says in the new trailer.
“Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. While others search for what they can take, a true king searches for what he can give,” James Earl Jones’ Mufasa says.
The end of the trailer shows a brief clip of Pumbaa and Timon singing The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
Many fans of The Lion King took to Twitter to discuss the new trailer.
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.
The remake won’t be a “shot-for-shot” of the original 1994 Disney movie.
“The Lion King is a revered and beloved movie, so you’d better revere and love those parts that the audience wants. But there are things in the movie that are going to be new. it is a new form of filmmaking,” Disney producer Sean Bailey said.
Featuring the voices of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Jones as Mufasa, Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon, Disney’s The Lion King opens in theatres on July 19, 2019.Follow @KatieScottNews
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