The Lion King’s First Trailer Has Arrived

Walt Disney Studios has finally unleashed the first teaser trailer for its upcoming adaptation of The Lion King, the Jon Favreau-directed, live-action take on the adored 1994 animated classic.

Details of the film have been kept under wraps since it was first announced that The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau would take the helm. The teaser recreates the opening scene from the original Lion King nearly beat for beat with Rafiki lifting baby Simba on Pride Rock, showing the youngster off to the rest of the animal kingdom. They also hear Mufasa (James Earl Jones) speaking about the kingdom.

James Earl Jones, who came back to voice Mufasa once again, says in the trailer that "everything the light touches is our kingdom".

Disney's reboot of The Lion King has been teased during the annual Thanksgiving NFL football game in the United States.

James Earl Jones as Musafa
James Earl Jones as Musafa

People online couldn't contain their excitement but we all have to wait until July 19 to see the film.

But this is just one Philadelphia Eagles fan that is bitter because he has to watch the Dallas Cowboy's opinion. Comedian John Oliver plays Zazu, while Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner voice Pumbaa and Timon, respectively.

It's hard to believe that the release of Disney's original The Lion King was nearly 25 years ago.

Another tweet read: "yeah i just cried during the live action lion king trailer so what?" Feel free to tell me how wrong I am in the comments. The following sequences show us the anointing of the cub who will one day grow up to be the Lion King.

  • Kyle Peterson