Lion King


After the success of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast remakes, Disney revealed in 2016 that it was working on a live-action "reimagining" of The Lion King.

The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau was handed the reins to deliver the new version of the beloved Disney classic and, to avoid any worries, it was confirmed early on that the remake would feature songs from the original animation.

Now that Disney has surprisingly revealed the first trailer for the reimagining, here's everything you need to know about what will surely be one of 2019's biggest movies.

For a teaser trailer, the first look at the new adaptation featured a fair bit of footage, focusing on the iconic moment that sees Rafiki introduce the future king, Simba, to the animals of the African savannah.

The only speaking voice you hear in the trailer, though, is James Earl Jones as he reprises his role as Mufasa, so we'll have to wait and see how the rest of the new cast measures up.

It is the most-viewed Disney trailer debut ever after racking up a massive 224.6 million global views online in just 24 hours.