Disney has recently released the first full length trailer for its realistic-looking remake of The Lion King.
The new movie, made with computer-generated imagery, follows the plot of the Oscar winning 1994 animation about lion cub Simba, who flees his kingdom after his villainous uncle Scar connives to take his father Mufasa’s place as king.
The voice cast includes music star Beyonce and actors Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen and James Earl Jones, who also voiced Mufasa in the 1994 version.
The Lion King was an instant hit with audiences around the world when it was released, and a hugely successful musical theater version still runs on New York’s Broadway and in London.
The new trailer, which follows a first look of the film in November, garnered nearly 1.5 million views in the first two hours after it was posted on Disney’s Twitter feed.
The film is the latest Disney remake to hit screens this year. It is directed by Jon Favreau, who was behind the 2016 remake of The Jungle Book.