The Lion King Movie Reactions Are In [Update]

The Lion King returns.

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Now Playing: Disney's The Lion King - Official Trailer

Disney's new Lion King opens in theatres on July 19 in the United States, but one of the first screenings was tonight in Hollywood. Some of the people in attendance have shared their thoughts, and the reactions are overwhelmingly positive. [Update: Full reviews are now in, offering a better idea of what to expect from the live-action remake. For our thoughts, check out our Lion King review.]

GameSpot's own Chris Hayner says Timon (Billy Eichner) and Pumbaa (Seth Rogen) steal the show. Despite some missteps, it's overall a "really fun flick," Hayner said. You can see a rundown of Twitter reactions to The Lion King below, while we'll have more on the movie coming up soon.

Donald Glover voices Simba, while James Earl Jones returns to play Mufasa. Chiwetel Ejiofor voices the evil lion Scar, while John Oliver portrays the overbearing bird Zazu. Beyonce voices Nala, and she released a brand-new single from the movie called "Spirit" today. Listen here.

The Lion King is directed by Jon Favreau. It is called a "live-action" movie because it was filmed using live-action production techniques, even though the movie actually depicts its characters through (eerily lifelike) computer-generated images.

The Lion King First Reactions

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