Watch Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen bring the iconic characters to life.
With only 8 days to go until Jon Favreau’s, The Lion King hits UK cinemas, Disney have released two brand new clips to get us all even more excited.
The first reviews for the new live-action remake came in yesterday, and despite a few negative reactions, the feeling amongst most critics is that Favreau has created something of a visual masterpiece; with plenty of people praising the incredible visual effects and managing to bring the beloved cartoon characters from the 1994 hit to life.
#TheLionKing is visually immaculate & a game-changer for visual effects. It’s absolutely stunning in every way. The music shines (Glover & Beyoncé take it to another level), the performances are great (Timon, Pumbaa & Scar steal many scenes) & the emotions run HIGH. Truly great pic.twitter.com/lPH9Oo4ybb
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) July 10, 2019
#TheLionKing is visually and audibly astounding! I’ve never seen anything like that on an animation level. It’s so beautiful.
Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner really steal the show. Chiwetel Ejiofor is brilliant as Scar! It is so much fun. Great movie. pic.twitter.com/v62LHFIM7W
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) July 10, 2019
And if the positive reviews weren’t enough to get us all excited for the remake, then the new clips released by Disney definitely will!
In this clip, we see Timon and Pumbaa meeting Simba (or Fred!) for the first time and you really get an immediate feel for their chemistry. The early reviews have also been full of praise for the Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen’s performances and judging by this clip, you can see why! Watch the new clip below:
Disney have also released another brand new clip in the run-up to the release of the film, with Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Scar leading his young nephew, voiced by JD McRary, to the pit to practice his roar. Fans of the original will no doubt know what comes next…
Thankfully, Disney have left that part out, no-one needs to see that at this time on a Thursday.
Check out the second brand new clip below:
Personally, I’m still absolutely blown away by the amazing visual effects that the new The Lion King has on offer and I just hope that the incredible life-like resemblance of the animals doesn’t take any of the emotion away from the 1994 original.
The Lion King hits UK cinemas on July 19th and you can even pre-book your tickets here.
Not long now folks!