The first teaser trailer released for the upcoming animated recreation of ‘The Lion King’ movie looks promising. Most often than not, a recreation of old movies has failed. For instance; ‘Avatar The Last Airbender’ movie by M Night Shyamalan, ‘Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ and ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events‘ are to name a few. However, this 1 minute 30-second clip of the upcoming movie looks to be a perfect reanimation of the original movie from 1994.
This teaser clip gives us a tiny introduction to ‘The Pride’ lands where the king of the plains, Mufasa his wife and newborn baby live. We see the iconic scene from the movie where Simba (the newborn baby lion) is shown to all the animals of The Pride. The animations look photorealistic.
Those of us who have enjoyed this 1994 classic, already know how the story ends. But we are looking forward to those iconic scenes, fights, love, heartbreaks, tragedy and victory to be re-lived and re-enjoyed. We are also looking forward to the undying music that was presented in the original movie by Hans Zimmer to be reheard.
Watch First Teaser Trailer for ‘The Lion King’ Movie
There is going to be one recast from the 1994 movie to the 2019 movie. Voice actor for Mufasa will be the legendary James Earl Jones after 25 years. The new voice actors are Seth Rogen (Pumba), Childish Gambino AKA Doland Glover (Simba), Keegan-Michael Key (Kamari), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), Billy Eichner (Timon), Beyoncé (Nala), John Oliver (Zazu) and so on.
The movie is to include the original soundtrack which featured classics such as “Circle of Life,” “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Elton John, and the epic “Hakuna Matata” by Nathan Lee and Ernie Sabella. This soundtrack was recorded 10x platinum by 1995 and sold over 18 million copies worldwide to-date. The soundtrack has won Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Grammy Awards.
‘The Lion King’ 1994 movie is the ninth highest grossing animated movie of all time with an 8.5/10 score on IMDb, and 93% Rotten Tomato score.
Let us know your memories and recollections of watching The Lion King as a kid or even as an adult. What are your expectations for the 2019 reanimation? Drop your thoughts in the comments below.
Is it July 2019 already?