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Full 'The Lion King' Trailer Takes Our Breath Away!
Written by Katie Marzullo
 
If Mufasa’s death in the original animated The Lion King devastated you, imagine how you’re gonna feel watching a CGI-realistic version of it…
 
That was pretty much my main takeaway while watching Disney’s newly-released full trailer for their upcoming The Lion King “live-action” remake -- quotation marks because… I mean, come on, this is still basically animation. But hey, it’s really GOOD animation. All the animals look 100% real, especially adorable little baby Simba, and it’s going to be a BAD DAY watching that little face watching his father being trampled.
 
Other than that, though, everything looks pretty dang epic, from Mufasa’s majestic mane blowin’ in the wind along with OG James Earl Jones’s voice-over, to the breathtaking African vistas and Simba’s buddies Timon and Pumbaa keeping the mood light. If nothing else, this will be a beautiful movie to behold.
 
 
 
Although we don’t really hear it in the trailer, the credits at the end list Elton John & Tim Rice as original song composers, so I guess that means we will indeed get to hear new versions of our favorite Lion King jams, like “Circle of Life”, “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, and “Hakuna Matata”. I mean, you don’t cast Donald Glover and Beyoncé as your leads and not have them stretch those pipes at least once, right?
 
The Lion King hits theatres on July 19.
 
(Image © Walt Disney Studios)
 
- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor
katie@younghollywood.com