Disney releases latest trailer for live-action ‘Lion King’ remake

Everything the light touches...                  Screenshot  Katie Collins

Whatever you think about Disney's live-action remakes of their animated classics, you can't deny that The Lion King looks gorgeous.

With stunning scenery of Africa and some talking wildlife, Disney dropped its first full-length trailer for its realistic-looking remake of "The Lion King" on Wednesday, offering a glimpse of the highly anticipated film.

The film is out this summer and boasts an all-star cast and that iconic soundtrack.

The Lion King is expected to hit theatres worldwide on 19 July. Lastly, the director is Jon Favreau. The nostalgic effect is inspired. James Earl Jones reprises his role as Mufasa.

Except for a few unimpressed hyenas, Twitter was generally feeling the love for The Lion King's new trailer.

"Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance", Mufasa says.

For some fans, it's a tall order to replace the sly, devious purr of another British-born actor, Jeremy Irons, who so memorably delivered droll wordplay and menacing musical bite in his '94 performance. Hamlet in the Savannah. In the most brightly lit images, this wan Scar appears to lack his trademark black mane.

Watch the trailer until the very end for a snipped of singing from Timon and Pumbaa, voiced by Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen, resepectively. John Kani (Coriolanus, Captain America: Civil War) was cast as the wise baboon Rafiki, and John Oliver (Last WeekTonight with John Oliver, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) was tapped as hornbill Zazu, Mufasa's loyal confidant. It's The Lion King, mate.

Anyone who has seen the original movie will recognise the dialogue from the original movie as we hear Mufasa talk to his son (JD McCrary) and heir about the Pride lands and what it means to be king.

Chiwetel Ejiofor's villainous Scar opens the new trailer with a voice over of his character's classic line. It's The Lion King only it's real.

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