The UK release date of Disney's Live Action Remake of The Lion King is slowly approaching! It's now less than a month until 19th July, which if you're a long time Disney fan, you will know is the official launch date here in the UK.
The original Lion King was released in 1994 and was one of the biggest animated films of all time. In July 2019, the live-action version will hit our cinema screens - 25 years after the original. So what do we know about the new film?
What We Know About The Lion King So Far...
It goes without saying that we all know the storyline from the original 1994 version that stole our hearts all those years ago. But, here's a recap in case you can't quite remember (it has been over a decade after all)
Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. 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 soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Some Facts About The Lion King That You May Not Know
1. Lion King was nearly called King of the Jungle - but Disney changed the name when they realised lions don’t actually live in the jungle. The very first title was King of Beasts.
2. The music was actually so powerful Disney decided to use it as the trailer for the film - the first time Disney had ever used a complete scene as a promo trailer.
3. Pumbaa is the first Disney character to ever fart - best fact ever if we're honest.
4. The Lion King was the first Disney animated film to feature a completely original storyline - one that wasn't an adaptation.
Why You Should Be Exited For The Lion King 2019
1. The cast is FILLED with familiar celebrity. From Seth Rogan to Beyonce, it's going to be strange to hear our favourite stars as animals
2. Expect a song & dance, just like the original
3. You should be excited to re-live your childhood, right?
4. Lovers of the original songs, like 'I Just Can't Wait To Be King' and 'Circle of Life', will be pleased to hear that the new film will include songs from the original film.