Mark your calendars for July 19th! That's when the live action version of Disney's The Lion King hits theaters this summer. 

To get you excited, take a look at the first official trailer for the movie here:

I love that it looks scene-for-scene the exact same as the cartoon of my childhood. I don't want a different spin on The Lion King, I want to see how the magicians at Disney have turned this beloved family classic into a live action masterpiece! 

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And I'm so excited to hear Donald Glover, Beyonce, Keegan-Michael Key, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogan, Billy Eichner, and James Earl Jones bring the story to life. 

James Earl Jones! Mufasa himself is back! (With just a hint of Darth Vader.) 

Disney has done an amazing job with the live action versions of The Jungle Book and Dumbo so I'm pretty sure we can count on a whole new generation of kids belting out "It's the ciiiiiiiiiircle of liiiiiiiiiiife...." 

This is going to be a BIG year for the Disney studios machine. (You can see the full list of 2019 Disney + Marvel + Star Wars movie releases here.)

Hakuna Matata, friends!

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