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10th Apr 2019

Disney has released the full-length trailer for the live action remake of The Lion King

Keeley Ryan

We’re not crying, we swear.

Disney has revealed the full-length trailer for The Lion King, giving fans the first look at Scar – as well as that stampede.

The clip, which runs for just under two minutes, was released to mark 100 days until Simba arrives in cinemas.

Disney’s The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, 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 new footage also introduces Zazu, Timon and Pumbaa.

And the jam-packed clip lets fans get the first look at, if we’re going based off the animated version of the iconic film, Nala and Simba’s reunion during Can You Feel The Love Tonight?. 

Most importantly though?

The final seconds of the trailer show Timon and Pumbaa trotting along, as the meerkat belts out The Lion Sleeps Tonight. 

We cannot wait to see this on the big screen.

The Lion King will be released in Irish cinemas on July 19. But in the meantime, you can check out the trailer below.