During ABC’s broadcast of the 91st Academy Awards, the network decided to air a new ad for the upcoming remake of The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau. This ad doesn’t showcase anything that hasn’t been seen before. The TV spot focused on the Circle of Life Sequence which was seen in the first trailer for the remake and any new shot is a similar shot to what can be seen in the original animated film. While some may say it’s refreshing that this TV spot didn’t show off anything new after witnessing Will Smith as the Genie in the Aladdin ad, it also feels a tad unsatisfying that there’s no new footage of any of the characters.
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One thing that is entirely new is Disney’s new poster for the film. The poster premiered on social media, exhibiting Mufasa and a young Simba looking over the horizon. Despite the new trailer not containing a whole lot of new, at least the poster offers something.
The Lion King premieres on July 19, 2019.
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