To mark the opening of the advanced box office Disney officially drops some goodies for Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated retelling
Hot on the heels of another bumper weekend at the worldwide box office for Disney and Toy Story 4, the house of mouse has released a series of awesome new posters and a charming new TV Spot for its upcoming juggernaut The Lion King.
The Jon Favreau directed retelling of the animated classic is due to hit cinemas on July 19th and expectations are high. Favreau’s work on The Jungle Book was nothing short of masterful and the fans are desperate to immerse themselves in the live-action version of what is one of Disney’s crown jewels.
The two new posters designed exclusively for Dolby Cinemas have been produced in a stunning watercolour style and boasts many of our most treasured characters. The artwork is gorgeous and with their white backdrop really stand out when compared to the previously released character posters which you can see below.
If that wasn’t enough to get us all excited, Disney officially released a new TV spot featuring a rendition of “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” performed by Donald Glover (Simba) and Beyonce Knowles-Carter (Nala). The spot is rounded off perfectly by the unmistakable vocals provided by the legendary James Earl Jones who reprises his role as Mufasa.
With Aladdin and Toy Story 4 proving to be solid hits for the studio and with relatively little competition being released during the same period, Disney will be salivating at the chance to dominate the summer box office. Tickets are on sale now from all good cinemas. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
The Lion King roars into cinemas on July 19th.
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