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Here's What The "Lion King" Remake Looks Like Side-By-Side With The Original

Spoiler: It's basically exactly the same.

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ICYMI, yesterday Disney dropped the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated live action* remake of The Lion King.

I'm adding a disclaimer to this "live action" situation, because Disney didn't get a bunch of lions and other animals to learn a script and film their parts. It's CGI.
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I'm adding a disclaimer to this "live action" situation, because Disney didn't get a bunch of lions and other animals to learn a script and film their parts. It's CGI.

There was a lot of excitement, but a lot of people noticed that the small amount of the film we get to see in the trailer is basically the exact same as the animated original.

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So, without further ado, here's how the shots we see in the teaser trailer compare to the 1994 original...

Like the animated film, the trailer begins with a shot of the sun rising over a deserted plain.

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Then we see shots of various herds of animals turning towards Pride Rock, where Mufasa is waiting to address his kingdom.

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Including this shot of elephants and birds.

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Here's the moment the animals arrive to find Mufasa standing on Pride Rock.

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Our first glimpse of Simba as a baby in his mother's arms (paws?) also pays homage to the original.

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And then we see Simba being blessed by Rafiki.

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Followed by the iconic shot of him being lifted up and looking down at the rest of the animals.

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But it's not just the Pride Rock scene that's getting an overhaul — it looks like some of the film's other iconic shots will be remade too.

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Let's face it, though: Even if it is an exact shot-for-shot remake, I'm still going to see it and cry.

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I guess we'll have to wait til July 2019 to find out.