“Look, Simba. Everything the light touches is our kingdom. A king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.” Disney dropped the official trailer for Lion King and it’s amazing! This time, fans were treated with way more than they realistically expected.
In this one, we got the chance to see how most of the major characters will look like once the movie hits the theaters and to be honest, Disney has done a phenomenal job with bringing all of the characters from the original film to life. Scar (voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor) looks just as dreadful as he was back in the days and he is instantly recognizable as the villain. We also got a good look at Scar’s henchmen hyenas, and frankly, they look fantastic!
Fans will instantly recognize some of the iconic scenes from the original in this trailer. In particular, there is the scene of Simba and Nala arriving at the elephant graveyard, also the one in which Mufasa shows his son the boundaries of their kingdom. There’s also a glimpse of the memorable stampede scene, which will definitely bring back some tearful memories. There are many more recognizable moments in this trailer, just blink and you might miss some of them. Most of the praises went to Timon and Pumbaa, as they definitely stole this one, despite appearing only for a brief moment.
As soon as it dropped, the trailer got overwhelmed with positive feedback and praises. After Aladdin trailer, which was greeted with quite mixed reactions, we can honestly say that The Lion King trailer has hit the mark right on the spot! This is definitely how a live adaptation of one of the most beloved Disney’s animated films should look like.