First Reactions For ‘The Lion King’ Hail It As One Of Disney’s Best Remakes

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The first social media reactions have been shared from critics for The Lion King, Disney’s latest remake from Iron Man‘s Jon Favreau.

Disney continues the trend of their recent remakes of beloved animated films with The Lion King, which follows Dumbo and Aladdin from earlier this year. Iron Man director Jon Favreau experimented with groundbreaking technology for The Jungle Book and has gone even further with The Lion King. Jon Favreau also recruited an all-star cast to bring the animated 1994 film to life for a new generation.

The Lion King is one of the most anticipated films to come out of Disney’s recent crop of remakes and the first social media reactions are now out. You can check out the social media reactions below!


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Here’s the official synopsis:

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Directed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King features the voices talents of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The Lion King opens in theaters on July 19, 2019.

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.