Critics Are Already Praising 'The Lion King'

Overwhelming praise for the remake.

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Although fans will need to wait a few more day before The Lion King arrives into theaters, Disney‘s live-action adaptation made its premiere in Los Angeles tonight. Slated as perhaps the most anticipated live-action offering from the entertainment conglomerate this year, early reviews from critics have started rolling in and they are praising the Jon Favreau-directed adaptation.

Overall, critics are happy that the film honors the original while incorporating welcomed updates and astonishing, game-changing visual effects. Along with that, the film’s songs, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner as Pumbaa and Timon, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar have also been praised. The film also stars Donald Glover and Beyoncé as adult Simba and Nala and features a score composed by Hans Zimmer. Read a few of the reviews below.

Disney’s The Lion King releases on July 18.

Can’t wait until then? Watch Donald Glover and Seth Rogen sing “Hakuna Matata” in new The Lion King featurette.

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