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New 'Lion King' Trailer Will Have You Singing 'A-weema-weh'

Posted on 02 May, 2017 by Adele
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New 'Lion King' Trailer Will Have You Singing 'A-weema-weh'

Fans are finally getting another look at The Lion King!

Exactly 100 days ahead of the remake's theatrical release -- and following some footage being shown at CinemaCon earlier this month -- Disney dropped a new, full-length trailer, giving fans their best look yet at Simba, Mufasa and the rest of the gang.

Chiwetel Ejiofor's villainous Scar opens the new trailer with a voice over of his character's classic line. "Life's not fair, is it my little friend? While some are born to feast others spend their lives in the dark, begging for scraps," he says as fans get their first great peek at the sweeping, realistic visual effects that make up the "live action" remake.

James Earl Jones' doomed Mufasa comes in with his more uplifting lines next, quoting one of the 1994 film's signature songs.

"Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance," Jones declares. "While others search for what they can take, a true king searches for what he can give. You must take your place in the circle of life."

Timon and Pumbaa (Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen) give viewers the only pit of music featured in the trailer, belting out the classic "a-weema-weh" tune.

The film's press release promises that the fight over who the king should be will come with "betrayal, tragedy and drama."

The Jon Favreau-directed flick also stars Donald Glover as Simba and Beyonce as Nala, with Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key and others rounding out the cast.

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