It’s getting closer and closer until we finally feel the love tonight.
A new teaser for the live action version of The Lion King was released on Sunday. As “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” plays, the teaser shows the special father-son connection that Mufasa and Simba share. The two cuddle up together as the daddy lion teaches his son about the circle of life.
The two lions look up at the night sky as Mufasa tells his cub to look at the stars. “The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars,” Mufasa says. “Those kings will always be up there to guide you.”
Simba looks up at the sky with a look of innocence in his eyes as he starts to question where he comes from.
Throughout the rest of the trailer, there are little tidbits that Disney fans will remember from the original film. This includes Simba walking with Timon and Pumbaa, and the beautiful romance that Simba shares with Nala.
The video finishes with Simba looking back at the sky as a storm shows a small flash of his father staring back at him. This is when Mufasa finishes his quote: “And so will I.”
James Earl Jones is reprising his role as Mufasa in the live action film. The movie also features the voices of Donald Glover (Simba), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Billy Eichner (Timon), Beyonce (Nala), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), John Kani (Rafiki), Alfre Woodard (Sarabi) and John Oliver (Zazu).
The Lion King hits theaters on July 19.
Check out the teaser below!