Your problem-free philosophy just went out the window – Disney recently released the much anticipated trailer for the live action remake of The Lion King and to quote so many social media users, still in mourning, now we gotta see Mufasa die in 1080p.
Me getting carried out the theater after watching Mufasa die in 1080p during the lion king remake pic.twitter.com/0c07T1O8V9— Hoss Bonaventure (@MathewwLee) November 22, 2018
Me when Lion King come out and Mufasa die in 4K pic.twitter.com/yknVWTWwU3— Black Grindelwald (@ThaGreatVino) November 27, 2018
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Since Disney released the video it’s quickly become their most watched trailer yet, with over 44 million views on YouTube.
And social media has had a lot to say, even though the movie only releases in cinemas in 2019. Many users compared the live action to the 1994 classic animation, while others directed their own live actions in the living room:
The Lion King trailer with the same scenes from the 1994 original movie. pic.twitter.com/fsY9nzJhTS— Freaking Awesome (@freak1ngawesome) November 26, 2018
The little lion king. ?? pic.twitter.com/arOt8rALHC— W. ♠ (@SoyLaWicha) November 27, 2018
Others had comments about the casting:
South African legend John Kani is Rafiki in The Lion King. Good year for him after he was in Black Panther and actually influenced them to use his native isiXhosa as the official language of Wakanda. pic.twitter.com/Tf3WlpgGXc— Siphumelele Zondi (@SZondi) November 26, 2018
But the grown-ups would just like you to know, they’ll be flooding cinemas in 2019:
90s kids flooding into the theater to see The Lion King next year... pic.twitter.com/iNLzvapMVw— Pip ?? ?? ?????? (@pirateherojones) November 25, 2018
We’ve been anxiously awaiting the film and now, after seeing the trailer, we’re more excited than ever. But I think it has much to do with the joy of watching Lion King growing up, because while Mufasa’s death definitely scarred us (get it?), we also have fond memories of singing “I just can’t wait to be king” and everyone’s favourite “Hakuna Matata”.
So what did The Lion King teach you growing up and what do you remember most from the film? And have your kids watched The Lion King yet? Who’s more excited – you or them? Send your comments and all your feels to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may publish it on the site.
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