The new Lion King trailer is here, and everyone has realised the exact same thing.


Disney have just shared the first teaser trailer for the upcoming remake of The Lion King and honestly, we’re already crying.

Directed by Jon Favreau in the same style as 2016 Disney film The Jungle Book, the live action remake will retell the 1994 Disney classic.

The new trailer opens with a first look at the film’s live action animals complete with a narration from James Earl Jones, who has reprised his role as Mufasa.

You can watch the teaser trailer for The Lion King right here.

“One day the sun will set on my time here and will rise with you as the new king,” Mufasa says.

We then see a glimpse of the stampede scene which leads to possibly the worst movie death scene we ever saw as kids AND PLEASE NO WE CAN’T GO THROUGH THIS AGAIN.

Judging by Twitter right now, we’re not the only ones wholly unprepared to relive the trauma of Mufasa’s death murder. With the release of the trailer, everyone has come to the same realisation: we now have to watch it in high-definition.




We also got our first look at Rafiki the baboon presenting lion cub Simba to his people – and yep, it’s even cuter than we imagined.

Of course, fans have already pointed out the incredible similarities between the original film and the upcoming remake.


The upcoming film features a huge voice cast including Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, Seth Rogan as Pumba and Billy Eichner as Timon.


The Lion King is not the only live action Disney film coming to our screens next year.

Tim Burton’s remake of Dumbo will be released on March 29, followed by Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin on May 24.

The Lion King will be released in Australia cinemas on July 19, 2019.

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