The Lion King recently held its premiere last night and it was truly a star-studded evening as the film's lead cast Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and John Oliver made it to the premiere looking like a million bucks. After the announcement of a remake of the 1994 Disney original was announced, not many fans of the original film were thrilled about it. Director Jon Favreau did promise to take things a notch higher with his technical skills and now it seems it has actually turned out to be a huge success for the makers. Disney Has Dropped New Stills From Jon Favreau's Upcoming The Lion King Movie - Check Them Out!
In the new Lion King, Donald Glover has lent his voice for Simba, whereas Beyonce has turned a voice actor for the character of Nala, Simba's best friend. Actor James Earl Jones has voiced the character of Mufasa. The first trailer itself had suggested that this one is going to be high on nostalgia for those who grew up watching 1994 original and a new chapter for those experiencing it for the first time.
The first reactions from the premiere of the film are already here and it looks like the new Lion King has won people over. Media organisations that got to catch the film's premiere have given positive responses to the film and are extremely happy that film carries the same essence as the original. The first responses suggest that the film is just as emotional as the original and the visual-appeal is only enhancing the film's beauty. Here are some of the first reactions to the film. The Lion King Trailer: Simba Finds His Place in the Circle of Life in Jon Favreau’s Dazzling Live Action Adaptation of Disney Property – Watch Video
#TheLionKing is a visual effects spectacular. @Jon_Favreau uses new age tools and techniques to tell beloved story in a new way. @donaldglover and @Beyonce make a perfect voicing pair. Prepare to be wowed by this live-action adaption of a Disney animated classic. pic.twitter.com/Y4FUMo4I8A
— Michael Lee (@IamMichaelJLee) July 10, 2019
#LionKing I've only ever openly cried in 4 movies in my life. It's now 5! Movie is absolutely fantastic. Worthy of the 1994 original. Opening scene had me bawling like a slobbering baby. Hilarious, nostalgic, filled with heart. Loved it.
— John Campea (@johncampea) July 10, 2019
Oh man #TheLionKing delivers. It’s a visual masterpiece that will leave you smiling and crying the whole time. It’s a true testament to the lasting effect Disney movies have on all generations. Timon and Pumbaa steal the show. And BEYONCE!!! #LionKing
— Beatrice Verhoeven (@bverhoev) July 10, 2019
— Bryan Intihar (@bryanintihar) July 10, 2019
The Lion King is so good, I couldn’t tell which talking lions were real & which talking lions were cgi.
— Mark Ellis (@markellislive) July 10, 2019
From the TV spots to the brilliant Beyonce and Donald Glover duet, "Can You Feel The Love Tonight", fans have been highly impressed with the film. Directed by Jon Favreau, who also helmed the much-loved live-action film, The Jungle Book, the film is all set to release on July 19.