It's been 25 years since Simba first told us that he couldn't wait to be king.
Now, in 2019, he's back to remind us, only this time in a far more visually realistic form.
Yep, that's right, Disney's The Lion King remake is just days away from its July 19 release and the first reactions from critics are already being shared on Twitter:
#TheLionKing is exactly as advertised: a beat-for-beat remake of the original. Impressive animation and some ace casting choices (Beyoncé is a spirited Nala, John Oliver is an ideal Zazu) plus that music is still 👍👍 - but it’s more nostalgic rehash than fresh reimagining— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) July 10, 2019
The Lion King... was more than anything i ever could’ve wanted. It was BEAUTIFULLY animated, paid the highest of honors to the original, and was packed with modern humor.— Mica Burton (@MicaBurton) July 10, 2019
Seriously. See #TheLionKing. Please. It’s a piece of art.
Have a look:
Lion King opens in local cinemas July 19.
image credit - YouTube