A trailer for the new Lion King (AKA the “live-action” Lion King, despite the fact that it’s also animated) just dropped and people are freaking out.
Can’t wait to see Lion King opening night and scream at the top of my lungs every time baby Simba is onscreen I MEAN COME ONNNN pic.twitter.com/NEvNeiU1m8
— Zach Kornfeld (@korndiddy) November 23, 2018
Me when the Lion King trailer showed "Beyoncé Knowles-Carter" even though I already knew she was in the movie. ? pic.twitter.com/X9VY3avayr
— Kion (@KionJohnson99) November 22, 2018
Like, really freaking out.
i’ve watched the #LionKing trailer at least 54 times since it was released
— ?????? (@Yazzy2102) November 23, 2018
Of course, it helps that this newest version of The Lion King has an all-star cast of celebs perfectly suited to their roles (especially Beyoncé).
Cast of The Lion King movie. pic.twitter.com/a860sl6b7k
— JR – Anime & Comics fan (@Jrnotjnr18) November 23, 2018
Full-grown adults who grew up watching the original Lion King are fully prepared to brave theaters full of small children to watch the Disney masterpiece all over again.
Me sitting in the theatre when the new Lion King is released. pic.twitter.com/3m8OCQsafQ
— Brian Hiscox (@BHiscox54) November 23, 2018
And superfans are ready to do what it takes to remove any unlucky child who gets in between them and Simba.
When you're trying to get the best seat in the theater for Lion King and someone's kid in the way pic.twitter.com/0h2RfAjZhA
— Ahmed/Anderson Paak dropped a classic (@big_business_) November 22, 2018
Me pushing kids out the way to get my movie ticket to see the new Lion King pic.twitter.com/aRjBWcQQgE
— Dre Harris (@Dre_Dat) November 22, 2018
Scar would be proud.
Some people have mixed feelings about experiencing Mufasa’s depressing death all over again.
The lion king is gonna make us watch mufasa's death all over again and I'm gonna cry ugly tears.
— Breanna ?️? (@b_rose_s) November 23, 2018
Damn, Disney really bout to make me pay them money to watch Mufasa die in Ultra HD 4K pic.twitter.com/NDG9tLDpIL
— X (@XLNB) November 22, 2018
watching the new lion king trailer pic.twitter.com/HflSyB3Gjw
— czar™ (@bilalBBK) November 23, 2018
But what really caught people’s eye was this comparison between the 1994 Lion King and the 2019 reboot:
— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) November 22, 2018
Crazy!!! Look at the difference between the original 1994 Lion King and this one coming in 2019. We’ve come a long way with animations and graphics. Too bad Mufasa still drops. ? pic.twitter.com/cjhzk0Xh15
— Georgie Ndirangu (@georgiendirangu) November 23, 2018
On the one hand I don’t think these live action remakes are necessary but on the other hand holy fucking shit. https://t.co/npztoRlLL5
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) November 23, 2018
I'm going to be WEEPING in the theater and all the way home after. https://t.co/0lZqmrNHAR
— Small Freedia (@KidFury) November 22, 2018
But not everyone is feeling it. The trailer makes the movie seem so similar to the 1994 version that some people are wondering why Disney chose to remake a nearly identical version in the first place.
What's the point if you're just going to do the same thing like shot for shot? https://t.co/pD4INUxehr
— Musicedge (@Musicedge2) November 23, 2018
These movies aren't necessary. https://t.co/KoY8nKTKUv
— Norm Wilner (@normwilner) November 23, 2018
I would really love to have a new original story movie franchise from disney… https://t.co/kNG63dYKsx
— ♡ JV ♡ (@javi_draws) November 23, 2018
Seems like a good point!
Watch the whole trailer for Disney’s Lion King here and decide for yourself: