Unless you’ve been living under Pride Rock for the past 24 hours you know that Disney dropped the first trailer for their upcoming live-action Lion King and it was nothing short of legendary. With plenty of shot for shot similarities to the 1994 animated classic, the trailer sent fans into a nostalgic and emotional tailspin. We took to Twitter to round up some of our favorite fan reactions (yes, we are all stressing over having to watch Mufasa die again) and were met with utter glee and excitement at the thought of getting to see the beloved film on the big screen once more..and of course, Beyonce.
New Lion King trailer is amazing. I’m billing @Disney for the therapy I’m going to need. As if watching a cartoon Musfasa dying wasn’t traumatic enough, now I can see the light drain from his eyes in IMAX 3D. #TheLionKing
— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) November 23, 2018
The Lion King trailer being released as millions of Millennials sit in their childhood bedrooms on Thanksgiving night, slightly drunk and vulnerable to nostalgia… someone give that marketing team a raise
— Nick Morrow (@NRMorrow) November 23, 2018
Me watching the Live action Lion King movie pic.twitter.com/MDDjWLQJ8l
— Tony Mellace (@TonyMellace7) November 23, 2018
watching the new lion king trailer pic.twitter.com/HflSyB3Gjw
— czar™ (@bilalBBK) November 23, 2018
A lotta people been posting about how Lion King and Toy Story 4 gonna have them in theaters with the little kids, so… am I weird cuz I never stopped going? I was in the theater with the homies for Frozen, Big Hero 6, Moana, Wreck it Ralph etc… y’all been SLEEPIN!!!
— Timothy DeLaGhetto (@TimothyDeLaG) November 23, 2018
— Kirsten (@KirstenAcuna) November 23, 2018
— Maximoff (@katnissenpanem) November 24, 2018
— 🥀 (@_Selvis_) November 23, 2018
Me when the Lion King trailer showed “Beyoncé Knowles-Carter” even though I already knew she was in the movie. 😍 pic.twitter.com/X9VY3avayr
— Kion (@KionJohnson99) November 22, 2018
Mufasa’s death in The Lion King is gonna traumatize a new generation of kids 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/NEl5XaMz6N
— Allison the Disney Diva (@Daviesallison1A) November 22, 2018
summer 2019? time better mufasa https://t.co/dPeppjT8Ax
— Brandon (@brandonnemb) November 23, 2018
When you’re trying to get the best seat in the theater for Lion King and someone’s kid in the way pic.twitter.com/0h2RfAjZhA
— Ahmed/Anderson Paak dropped a classic (@big_business_) November 22, 2018
— mon louie (@sirrmon) November 23, 2018
#TheLionKing trailer proves how much power Disney has over us. We’re all going to be there on opening day and we know it.
— 🥀 (@_Selvis_) November 23, 2018
— La Zanzy ☕️ (@neveradamnjoy) November 22, 2018
— Luke Baines (@LukeBaines) November 22, 2018
— 🏳️🌈 Simon 🏳️🌈 (@TheSimonC90) November 23, 2018
I’d liked to personally thank James Earl Jones for staying healthy and remaining safe for all this time to live long enough to play Mufasa in the Live action of Lion King
Cauuuusseee literally NO ONE else could replace such a monumental voice. pic.twitter.com/JdXEsuKG23
— A SCHEME TOOD SETUP (@iDREWit) November 24, 2018
— Gavin Feng (@gavinfeng97) November 23, 2018
“It’s a circle of life.. And it moves as all… ” #TheLionKing #TheLionKing2019 This is thee part of my childhood. the messages from it though.. Its wonderful. And I love it so much. I even memorize all of the phrases & songs.. everything! I can’t wait for this one too.💞 pic.twitter.com/8DGZbFKAZJ
— hɛdəɹə (@viytpie) November 23, 2018
The Lion King stars Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones and is directed by Jon Favreau. It roars into theaters next July!
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