An emotional remake

Written by on March 7, 2019

Elton John, Beyoncé and Donald Glover are all part of the team, when the remake of The Lion King arrives at cinemas all over the world this summer.

If you were one of those growing up in the 90s, chances are that you too were one of many who couldn’t hold back the tears when Simba lost his father, that you also got scared of the scary Scar – or heartily sang a long to Timon and Pumbaa’s classic, «Hakuna Matata».

The original “Lion King” was released in 1994 and quickly became one of the most iconic Disney movies of all time. This summer the animals are all back – in a brand new version.

Remake of the Disney classics

Walt Disney Studios is in the process of creating new versions of the good old classics. Last year it was the “The Jungle Book“, and this year it’s “The Lion King” that’s ready for its makeover. New versions of both “Aladdin” and “Dumbo” are also planned.

In the released trailer, Disney has managed to make it almost identical to the trailer they released in regards to the 1994-classic. We see glimpses of the most iconic scenes from the classic movie that may awaken memories of different parts – such as the opening number with the “Circle of Life” song, or the scene where the monkey Rafiki lifts the little lion kid Simba up to the sky, presenting him to the Lion Kings kingdom.

Realistic animation

The film itself is made using a photorealistic CGI animation, that gives very vivid images. It is directed by Jan Favreau, who also directed the “The Jungle Book“.

The original version of the Lion King was a great success, and it won a number of awards. Including two Oscar’s for best original movie music and best original song – “Can You Fee The Love Tonight” by Elton John and Tim Rice.

The animation movie we get to follow the young lion Simba and his way through life towards his rightful place as the lion’s king. Currently, the release date for the 2019 version of “The Lion King” is set to July 19th.


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