The Lion King: Disney Releases First Official Trailer

Screenshot from The Lion King's trailer. Photo via Walt Disney Studios/YouTube

The first full trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King is finally here.

Despite being a brief trailer, that is less than two minutes long, we can now all rest assured that the remake is a very realistic nearly almost shot-by-shot take on the classic 1994 animated film (because who would want it any other way)?

The film, directed by Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book), features a star-studded cast to bring back Simba to the big screen. The voices include Donald Glover (Simba), Beyoncé (Nala), Seth Rogan (Pumbaa), Billy Eichner (Timon), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), John Oliver (Zazu), and James Earl Jones (returning to voice Mufasa).

The trailer features scenes from Simba’s birth and the African savannah, Simba, and Nala exploring the elephant graveyard, Simba’s exile at the encouragement of his uncle Scar and a glimpse of Simba, Pumbaa and Timon singing together.

The Lion King joins a number of Disney classics that got the live-action treatment including The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast and most recently Dumbo. The next Disney live-action remake to hit theaters is Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin.

Watch the trailer below!