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Disney has released a Fresh Full Scale trailer for The Lion King — from director Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book) — That seeks to establish a grittier tone and feel for the photorealistic CGI Picture of its 1994 hit animated film of the same Title.

That is why it opens with a foreboding voice-over in the protagonist Scar (voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor), who chastises his young nephew Simba then threatens him with his minion bunch of hyenas. The web has not taken kindly to Scar’s new scruffy, dishevelled look, which is in stark contrast with his first more regal look. Sure, it is more realistic but it’s not as if fans were advocating for it.

The new Lion King trailer then transforms into a more optimistic equipment, as Simba’s father, Mufasa (James Earl Jones), explains the delicate balance of life in nature and the duty of a”true king”. Alongside, there are glimpses of this hornbill Zazu (John Oliver) along with the mandrill Rafiki (John Kani), the wildebeest episode that causes Mufasa’s death (wait, is that a spoiler?) , Scar telling Simba to”run away without return”, Simba growing up with the meerkat Timon (Billy Eichner) and warthog Pumbaa (Seth Rogen), along with a grownup Simba (Donald Glover) reuniting with his childhood best friend Nala (BeyoncĂ©), who also functions as his love interest. The trailer concludes with Timon and Pumbaa doing what they do best: singing and dance.

Especially, the only dialogue in the trailer comes in Scar and Mufasa, although the rest of the CGI creatures simply show their faces.

While Favreau’s adaptation of The Jungle Book was a live-action movie to a extent, The Lion King remake isn’t a live-action film in any way, really. There are no humans in this story and therefore, it only uses just the computer-generated photorealistic animation methods utilized on The Jungle Book. Favreau is also famous for directing Iron Man, and is the founder of the forthcoming Star Wars series The Mandalorian.

The Lion King is slated to launch July 19, 2019 at India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.


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