Although there didn’t seem to be too, too much in the way of new footage, a newly cut trailer for The Lion King debuted during the Oscars on Sunday night on ABC.
It did feature one very familiar scene:
I’m sure the new clip sent Disney bloggers scrambling to their computers straining to listen who would win the next Academy Award, all the while attempting to ensure that it was indeed a new trailer.
The official Walt Disney Studios confirmed the “newness” with
A new poster also hit the net during the ceremony:
Disney also teased:
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.