I've just watched the full trailer for Disney's The Lion King, in theatres July 19, 2019. I have to say, it brought me to tears!
There is something about a Disney film experience that can take you back to a certain point in time, and the voice of James Earl Jones as Mufasa took me back to being about 14 years old, watching the animated classic in my bedroom.
In its description of this newest iteration of The Lion King, Walt Disney Studios says,
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. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s “The Lion King” roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.
I'm one of those people who can pretty much recite every word from the original animated feature film, Aladdin, which was released in 1992. I was 16 at the time, and although I was busy with high school, a job and all the other things that teenagers care about, I was down in my bedroom watching movies like this one almost every night while I did my homework or chilled out with the cat.
When I heard that Disney was going to remake a live-action version of Aladdin, I was skeptical. And when I saw the first images and teaser trailer of the film...let's just say I was not yet convinced.
This morning, however, Disney released the official trailer for the new release of Aladdin, and I am now convinced this film is going to be something special.
What do you think?!
Disney's Aladdin will be released in theatres on May 24, 2019 and stars Will Smith as the Genie, Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Mena Massoud as Aladdin.
Off to put this movie release date into my calendar...
Amy is a former Disney Cruise Line cast member, Certified Cruise Counsellor and Vacation Specialist at Pure Magic Vacations.
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