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I’ve written so many articles in the past year and a half where I’ve referenced things that I saw at the D23 Expo in Anaheim back in the summer of 2017 that I’ve lost count. But the BIG one – the one that everyone was talking about – was the “circle of life” teaser that filmmaker Jon Favreau presented from his reimagining of THE LION KING. In one sense it’s the latest in the string of live-action updates to the classic Disney animated film catalog, but how do you call something “live-action” when everything on screen is a digital creation? It’s astonishing how far we’ve come, and if you thought The Jungle Book was spectacular, just wait until you see what’s embedded below… the very first teaser for Disney’s THE LION KING.

The Lion King features the voice talents of James Earle Jones, Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, John Oliver, and more. Head back to Pride Rock on July 19, 2019.

THE LION KING