Get ready to sing Hakuna matata again! Yes The Lion King is coming back with a great new look and a brand new cast to deliver some classic Disney magic into all of our souls.
The original Lion King hit our screens well over twenty years ago now, it is one of the biggest grossing films of all time. There have been theatre productions that are still a huge success around the world. Even the soundtrack from the original motion picture was listed as one of the best selling albums of 1994. So it's fair to say that the Lion King was easily one of Disney's biggest successes ever.
Following the massive box office takings from the remake of The Jungle Book in 2016, Disney bosses immediately looked at to the Lion King as the next project. Jon Favreau did an amazing job on the Jungle Book utilizing the latest CGI to bring all of the characters to life in an unbelievable way.
Jon Favreau has worked his magic on the Lion King now and looking at the trailer, the effects are stunning. The cast is full of amazing talent, but possibly the most magical cast member is the return of James Earl Jones as Mufasa. This is just a quality story, it has even been quoted as Shakespearean in tone. It is packed full of life lessons for the young and old alike. Overall it is a fantastic feel-good story, but there are some harsh lessons too – that may well require some tissues at hand.
The Lion King's new production is set for release July 2019 – this looks set to smash some records. But more importantly it is just the perfect film for all the family to see – get practicing your Lions Roar now.