The 1994 animated film, The Lion King that still aims for our tear ducts has been adapted in live action by director Jon Favreu. From skepticism to excitement to those sheer ‘sacrilege’ feels - fans are in a tizzy.
The teaser trailer got 224.6 million views in its first 24 hours and broke Disney’s record for being their most-watched trailer in a day. There is a feverish excitement surrounding the film and fans paid the most adorable tribute to the iconic film.
Fans took to social media to recreate one of the most memorable Rafiki-Simba scenes from the film. Here’s the original scene from the 1994 film.
Here’s the live action redux.
And here are the renditions by netizens.
Actual screencap of the new Lion King teaser trailer pic.twitter.com/vvSIW1lyQU— Marguerite de Leon (@margie_deleon) November 23, 2018
Dusuk butceli lion king cosplay pic.twitter.com/Xh41uD4ah2— Ali Türkman (@aliturkman_) November 26, 2018
Just showed THE LION KING trailer to the whole family and let's just say that EVERYONE is excited, from Grandma to my brother's new puppy. Check it out... https://t.co/NOABb0RCld pic.twitter.com/ylcDP54VUy— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) November 22, 2018
That’s a heartwarming homage! The new live action adaptation is slated for release in July 2019.
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