With the big-screen debut of the much anticipated Disney reboot a mere few months away, The Lion King clip shown recently at CinemaCon made major movie waves. As we all not-so-patiently wait for the live-action debut, Disney teased the film with almost five minutes of new flick.

So what secrets did the new footage spill? If you’ve had the original animated feature on an endless replay cycle, you pretty much know how the story plays out. And like the 1994 animated predecessor, the live-action version retells the story, but in a gorgeous new way.


Unfortunately, Disney’s presentation at CinemaCon was closed and the footage embargoed, which means there’s no footage for fans just yet—but reviews on social media and YouTube from attendees of the presentation all collectively agreed that the CGI for the film is beyond impressive.

All we have to go on for now is The Lion King teaser trailer released last fall, for a glimpse of what’s to come:

Jon Favreau directs and James Earl Jones, Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Seth Rogan star in the updated classic. Disney’s live-action The Lion King hits theaters Jul. 19.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Walt Disney Studios via YouTube



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