‘The Lion King’ CinemaCon Footage Brings Another Classic Scene To Life

The Lion King

New footage from Jon Favreau’s The Lion King debuted at CinemaCon and brought another classic scene from the 1994 animated film to life.

Not much has been shared from the highly anticipated remake, but Disney’s CinemaCon presentation on Wednesday offered a new look at The Lion King to attendees. According to ComicBook.com‘s Brandon Davis, The Lion King footage shown featured Mufasa telling Simba about the Kingdom:

“Footage sees Mufasa sleeping and getting woken up by an enthusiastic and relentless Simba. Sarabi tells him, ‘Your son’s awake.’ They emerge from their cave near Pride Rock. Simba is eager to learn from his father. His father, however, heads to the top of a rock to let out a roar. ‘Dad? I’m not supposed to go up here,’ Simba says. ‘Look Simba,’ Mufasa says. ‘Everything the light touches is our Kingdom…One day Simba, the sun wil set on my time here, and rise with you as the new king.’

The morning lesson continued with Simba asking Mufasa more about his future rule:

“‘All of this will belong to me?'” Davis continued. “‘It belongs to no one but it will be yours to protect.’ ‘Everything the light touches?…And beyond those shadows?’ ‘You must not go there Simba…While others look at what they can take a true king searches for what he can give. The two walk elsewhere, past impressively computerized spiders, elephant, and antelope. Simba questions how they protect the antelope when they eat them,” Mufasa explains that when they die, they become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. They are ‘all united in the circle of life.’ Zazu comes across them. Mufasa encourages Simba to pounce at him, hiding in the tall grass. Simba does just that before rolling around, laughing with his father.”

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Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion King features the voice talents of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa , Billy Eichner as Timon, John Kani as Rafiki, John Oliver as Zazu, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, Eric Andre as Azizi, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa.

The Lion King tells the story of a young cub named Simba, who is manipulated into fleeing the pride lands he was destined to rule after his uncle Scar murders King Mufasa and convinces the prince that he is responsible for his own father’s death. After meeting two eccentric companions and reuniting with childhood friend Nala, an adult Simba finds himself confronted with the choice of remaining in exile or returning home to end the tyrannical rule of Scar and take his rightful place as King.

The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the remake of The Lion King as we learn it.

Source: ComicBook.com

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.