Film Preview: The Lion King (2019)

Page Revisions:

(November 25, 2018) Original
(April 14, 2019) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#2)

Release Date:

June 19, 2019


From IMDb: “CGI and live-action re-imagining of the 1994 Disney classic.”

Poster Rating: B / B

Review: (#1) For Disney, economy of design means few details with superb impact and this is probably one of the best such designs they’ve done as a teaser.

(#2) More colorful and expressive than the prior design, it doesn’t feel nearly as exciting as it should.

Trailer Rating: A / B+

Review: (#1) While it doesn’t show the first full musical number the way the original film did in 1992, it does just enough right and hits part of the song towards the end to make this a most enticing trailer. Fans of the original film should be immediately interested and the fact that they kept James Earl Jones as Mustafa is a welcome choice. This trailer certainly suggests that it could be Disney’s biggest animated remake to date.

(#2) Without the “Circle of Life” theme playing over the trailer, it loses a small amount of impact, though the film itself looks much more beautiful in these latest glimpses.

Oscar Prospects:

The Disney Animated Remakes have not been having a lot of success at the Oscars. Although they’ve piled up several tech nominations, the major categories have been out of reach. I doubt this film will surpass that, but it should make a play in several below the line categories.

Trailer #1

Trailer #2


Poster #1Poster #2

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