The release of the teaser for the live-action Lion King film has made the world more aware than ever before just how far the prowess of computer-generated-imagery and cutting-edge-animation has come in the last quarter of a century.
Below is a Twitter video where scenes that the new trailer and the iconic 1994 film have in common, shown side-by-side:
Here's another video:
And here is the full The Lion King (live action) teaser:
English actor John Oliver will voice Zazu, the bird who acts as the king's adviser, while Billy Eichner and Seth Rogan take on the comedy duo of meerkat Timon and warthog Pumbaa. The 1994 original won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for the best original soundtrack.
It was reported earlier this year that four songs - "Can You Feel the Love Tonight", "Hakuna Matata", "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" and "Circle of Life" -- will all feature in the new version. The film is scheduled to come out on July 19th, 2019.
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