Watch THE LION KING “Long Live The King” TV Spot, Plus Poster

As if preparing audiences for next year’s ceremony, Disney released a minute-long TV spot for their upcoming photo-realistic take on The Lion King during the 91st Academy Awards.

Set to the very recognizable beat of “The Circle of Life”, the teaser is really showing off the projects incredible CGI work, first by showing us range of animals at Simba’s first introduction before focusing in on beloved characters like Rafiki and baby Simba.

While we still haven’t seen much footage of the characters actually speaking, the gorgeous landscapes and effects have got us dying to see this one!

Watch the trailer at the top of the post, then check out the new poster released via the film’s social media channels, which shows young Simba and Mufasa gazing at each other while standing just over The Pridelands:

The Lion King hits theaters on July 19, 2019.

By Kait

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