Disney’s live-action The Lion King movie unveils a TV spot during the 2019 Oscars that features more new footage from the upcoming remake. There’s not much in the way of new footage or material here, but it does feature the stirring first few bars of the iconic “Circle of Life” song and another helping of super-cute Simba. We’ll have to wait a bit longer to see and hear more, but the next few months should bring plenty more surprises.
During the 91st Academy Awards, Disney premiered a new Lion King TV spot and released a new poster for the live-action film, both of which can be viewed below. This TV spot features some footage that was in the first Lion King teaser trailer, but it also features some new looks at the animals who populate the Pride Lands – and, of course, the shot of young Simba sneezing is new.
Like the first teaser trailer, this latest TV spot mainly utilizes footage from The Lion King’s iconic “Circle of Life” sequence, which featured perhaps the most well remembered and visually striking animation in the 1994 movie. While the Oscars TV spot doesn’t reveal a great deal of new footage, it does highlight the ensemble cast of The Lion King, which includes Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and James Earl Jones. Disney has undoubtedly assembled a host of talented performers to bring iconic characters like Simba, Timon and Pumbaa to life in The Lion King.