Disney Shares a Clip From Jon Favreau's THE LION KING at CinemaCon Presentation
During the big Disney presentation at CinemaCon today, we got to see a lengthy new clip from director Jon Favreau’s The Lion King.
The clip we were shown was pretty much a shot for shot reimagining of the seen where Mufasa takes his son Simba out to show him the kingdom that will be his. I’m sure you all remember the scene where Mufasa talks about the circle of life and tells Simba that he will rule over everything the light touches.
This time the scene is completely photo realistic. The animals, the background and everything looks like a live-action film. Everyone keeps referring to the film as being a live-action film, but it’s not. This is a CGI animated movie and it’s absolutely stunning. The visuals are so freaking beautiful!
So, when you watch these clips from the original animated film below, just imagine what it would look like in real life! These are the scenes that we saw! There were a few little differences, but for the most part they were almost exactly the same.
I can’t wait to see this movie! We may be getting the same story and journey, but it sure it going to look incredible!
The all-star voice cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Billy Eichner as Timon, John Oliver was Zazu, and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa.
Here’s the synopsis:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King opens in theaters July 19, 2019. Here’s the teaser trailer that was previously released.