After teasing us four months ago with a short clip that mirrored the opening sequence of the 1994 animated film, the upcoming “live-action” remake of Disney’s The Lion King finally dropped its official trailer. If you’re a fan of the original release, this new version will make you emotional, and it will send chills up your spine — it looks like the 2019 movie is staying faithful to the original’s plot.
The trailer opens with a young Simba and his best friend, Nala, exploring what looks to be a graveyard. In a voiceover, Scar (voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor) says, “Life’s not fair, is it, my little friend?” He also appears a few seconds later flanked by hyenas.
We also see King Mufasa (voiced by James Earl Jones, reprising his role in the original movie) showing the Pride Lands to Simba and explaining the principles of the animal kingdom. The short spot also offers a glimpse of other beloved characters like Timon and Pumbaa — complete with a few lines of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” to get you more excited.
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The trailer is less than two minutes long, but the visual effects — not to mention the drama and cuteness of young Simba — will blow the audience’s minds. The animals look eerily life-like you’ll start to wonder whether they used actual animals for the film. One thing’s for sure you’ll be dragging your kids to the cinema instead of the other way around when the movie hits theaters in July 2019.
It certainly looks like it’s going to be a year of remakes. This time, the creepy and kooky characters of The Addams Family will debut a computer-generated version on the big screen.
The 103-second teaser introduces us to familiar characters — Gomez and Morticia (voiced by Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron) and their children Wednesday (voiced by Chloë Grace Moretz) and Pugsley (voiced by Finn Wolfhard). The butler Lurch, Thing, and Uncle Fester also appear in the trailer.
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The Addams Family’s brand of dark comedy is still on point in this new version — Morticia rides an army of spider, puts a clamp on her husband’s head for fun, and reminds Wednesday to “kick your father goodnight.” Meanwhile, Gomez eggs on son Pugsley to blow up one part of their house, resulting in Uncle Fester (inside a bathtub!) crashing in the living room. Wednesday still has her eternally bored, gloomy demeanor and doesn’t even bat an eye when their enchanted tree throws Pugsley inside the house. Yep, this family is as strange as ever and we can’t wait to see what other surprises the movie has in store.