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The Lion King: watch two new clips from the new Disney movie


Next week, it'll be time to hold your reluctant house cat aloft once again as The Lion King finally reaches the big screen.

Director Jon Favreau's reboot of Disney 1994's masterpiece has already drawn acclaim for its photo-realistic effects, which blur the boundaries between live-action and animation. Writing for Uproxx, critic Mike Ryan describes the movie as "probably the most visually striking effects-heavy movie I've ever seen", adding that the movie "gradually brought me in and immersed me in this insanely beautiful CGI".

Drawing on the same techniques as seen in 2016's The Jungle Book, Favreau crafts remarkably life-like renditions of some of our favourite Disney characters. And you can meet several of them in these following clips, including Chiwetel Ejiofor's scheming uncle Scar, coming across as far more psychologically damaged and brooding than Jeremy Irons's classic, theatrical turn from the original.

The second clip teases the entertaining warthog/meerkat double-act of Timon and Pumbaa, voiced by Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner who've already taken the lion's share of praise in early reviews.

Click here to book your tickets for The Lion King, opening in Cineworld on 19th July. Let us know @Cineworld if you think this will stand proud alongside the beloved original.