More than 20 years ago, the Disney movie The Lion King premiered in theaters. It became one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time and its history marked both children and adults.
Last November, Disney surprised us all by announcing the return of The Lion King. Now they have just released the trailer, where we can see some scenes from the movie and highly realistic images .
The film will be released on July 19 and, from what we can see in the trailer for The Lion King, both for the cast of voices and for the images created by computer , it promises to break records again in all theaters .
What will the new Lion King movie be like?
The Lion King is the latest animated film from Disney, a remake of the original classic film made with CGI (computer generated images) and in real action. It will be released next July 2019 and is expected to be a success, just like its predecessor was 20 years ago.
The new adaptation of The Lion King will feature the voices of Donald Glover and Beyonce and other celebrities. The film will be directed by Jon Favreau and is expected to achieve the same recent success as other live-action remakes like The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast.
The film isn’t exactly a live-action remake as Favreau’s adaptation will use photorealistic animation ., the same type of virtual cinematography technology that was used in The Jungle Book.
According to a virtual producer who worked on the film, the film will include a unique form of virtual cinematography that takes full advantage of motion capture and virtual reality technologies.
The trailer for The Lion King (2019) reveals some details. | Disney.
What actors give voice to the characters in The Lion King?
Actor Donald Glover, known for Solo: A Star Wars Story and The Martian , will be the voice of Simba, the young lion protagonist who must regain his throne and return home.
The only returning cast member is James Earl Jones, who will voice Mufasa, Simba’s father.reprising his role from the original 1994 animation .
One of the big surprises in the cast is Beyonce, who will play the voice of Nala , Simba’s friend.
Another of the protagonists of the film is Scar, who will be played by Chiwetel Ejiofor , thus joining the cast of the film.
Other cast members include Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, John Oliver as Zazu, John Kani as Rafiki, and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Simba’s mother.
What can we see in the trailer for The Lion King
On April 10, the new trailer for the movie The Lion King was released, which gives us a first idea of what Simba, Scar and the rest of the characters will be like. Also, we can see thedegree of realism of the scenes , in which we often doubt if they are real images or CGI.
When the first trailer was released last November, it quickly became the second most viewed trailer in a 24-hour period , amassing 224.6 million views worldwide. It featured the famous moment of young Simba being held by Rafiki on Pride Rock, to the tune of Elton John’s “Circle of Life.”
Many people on Twitter have started comparing the new trailer to the 1994 animated film, comparing footage between the films and showing off the impressive virtual technology used for The Lion King remake.
Simba and Zazu in the new trailer for The Lion King. | Disney.
Who composed the score for The Lion King?
Hans Zimmer, the world-renowned film composer , is back to score the remake, having already lent his talents to the soundtrack of the original 1994 film.
Elton John is back, too . to work on his compositions from the original film, including “Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”. In addition, he is expected to team up with Tim Rice and Beyonce to write a new song for the film’s end credits.
The new version will primarily include songs from the 1994 film , including the popular “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” and “Hakuna Matata.”
theaters next July 19, 2019 . The release date coincides with the 25th anniversary of the release of the original animated movie from 1994.
It will be one of the first movies released on the new Disney platform, along with Toy Story 4 and Frozen 2.
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