I have seen the original The Lion King more times than I can possibly count. Part of the reason is probably the fact that I had a bit of a crush on JTT, who voiced Simba. I also have a brother that is 11 years younger than me and so we watched it together. Over and over. The film brings back great memories. Mostly. Except for when Mufasa is brutally murdered. And then Scar convinces poor little Simba it is all his fault and tells him to run away. Today we got the first official The Lion King (2019 version) trailer, and here is my reaction to it.
This is the trailer I have been waiting for. We get more of the main characters. We hear conversations. And we even get an awesome snippet of Timon and Pumbaa singing. YES! Of course I still want more. I want other songs like Hakuna Matata, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, and I Just Can’t Wait To Be King. Donald Glover voices Simba and I LOVE him, so I need to hear that as well. But we know the story, so I can handle waiting until it hits theaters for that.
I cannot wait for this to hit theaters. Just 100 days away. You know I will be taking my daughters to go see this when it comes out. We have seen the original many, many times. And thanks to The Lion Guard, they love all of the characters anyways.
About The Lion King
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” 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. The all-star cast includes 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. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way,