“The trailer for the live-action ‘Lion King’ movie is a bit underwhelming” links

The teaser trailer for The Lion King dropped last week, and I felt like the only person who was very underwhelmed? [LaineyGossip]
I forgot that Rihanna & Donald Glover are doing a film together. [Jezebel]
Stefano Gabbana & Domenico Dolce continue to be trash. [Dlisted]
Why must the NY Times profile every Trump supporter? [Towleroad]
Gabriela Hearst’s latest collection is kind of meh. [Go Fug Yourself]
What’s your favorite Christmas movie? Honestly, mine is Die Hard? [Pajiba]
Wow, Maddie Ziegler is all grown up! [OMG Blog]
Does Scheana Marie have a new man? [Reality Tea]
LOL, Alexa Chung can’t fashion-design either. [RCFA]

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  1. Rea says:

    No Jeremy Irons as Scar? I’m not interested.

  2. Mia4s says:

    “….. I felt like the only person who was very underwhelmed?”

    Hell no, I’m with you 100%. It’s a CGI shot for shot remake. Meh.

    I can still remember the original animated trailer in the theatre. It was STUNNING and original and the music was new and powerful.

    This is…a remake.

    God I miss real creativity.

    • Kiki says:

      What I really want to know is how this can be classified as live-action when it’s completely animated?

  3. Ezzi says:

    “I was so underwhelmed” omg you’re so different and cool

    • Annika says:

      I mean, if it’s exactly the same…..what’s the point of doing a remake?

      • Diana B says:

        The same comments were said about the jungle book remake when the trailer came out. Why don’t wait for the film and then form an opinion.

      • Steff says:

        To rake in billions more. All these remakes do to me is make the original that much better.

    • Annika says:

      @DIANA B:
      I loved the Jungle Book remake, because it wasn’t a shot-for-shot copy of the original & it included some storytelling that wasn’t in the original film & seemed to link it with the books more so than the original cartoon version.

      • Diana B says:

        @Annika, and what’s to say this won’t be the same? it’s a teaser, not even a full trailer. Let’s wait for the thing to come out and then everyone can trash it.

  4. Jamie42 says:

    I thought the trailer was great!

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah I think it looks good? I get the criticisms about yet ANOTHER remake but honestly, the little lion cub is cute enough to get me to watch.

    • Anners says:

      I got chills and teared up a little (it’s cold and I just worked 13 days in a row – that’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it). I’m all over a complete scene for scene redo with real animals. I’m not usually a Disney fanatic, but I’m excited for this one 🙂

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      I loved it and my kids loved it. We also adore the first version. There is room

  5. KatieBo says:

    I don’t get why it’s being referred to as ‘Live Action’- it’s CGI. It’s animated….

    • CK says:

      To be fair, Disney has never described it as “live-action”. That’s just something the media has made a point in repeating.

  6. Zut alors says:

    As a Swahili speaker, a lion named Simba is the height of hilarity to me.

    • Lala11_7 says:

      Do Expound!!!!! I saw the animated movie…I’ll wait for DVD….

      • Zut alors says:

        Simba means lion in Swahili. Growing up, we had multiple neighbors name their dogs Simba to make them sound ferocious to wannabe intruders, I guess. It beat naming their dogs, well Dog.

      • Lala11_7 says:

        @Zut…..OMG DISNEY!!!!!!!!!!


        Thank you for that laugh…which I’m gonna laugh…EVERY TIME I SEE ANYTHING ABOUT THIS MOVIE!!!!!

      • Lucky Charm says:

        Many years ago I knew a family that named their dog “Deeohgee”. I thought that was an unusual name and asked how they spelled it. They laughed and said “just how it sounds – D…O…G!!!

  7. Annika says:

    I guess for me the only interesting thing about the Disney remakes that have come out so far is that real humans are featured alongside CGI/ animated animals or characters, something that didn’t exist in the originals.
    But if the Lion King doesn’t add that element to the remake….then why do a shot-for-shot remake?

  8. CK says:

    I’d definitely watch a photorealistic remake of this for the visuals alone. I love the cartoon and I loved the musical so I’m not so opposed to seeing it in a different visual medium. Now if they throw in some songs from the musical, then I’m buying tickets asap. I wonder what the theater to Disney+ transition time is going to be.

  9. Bunny says:

    The original is one of my favourites. I guess I’ll wait to see how well the musical numbers go, but I’m not holding out any great hope.

  10. babsjohnson says:

    Personally, I’m hyped af. My favorite disney with Beyoncé in it. I’m going to see it eight times in a row, Titanic style, and I don’t care what anyone says.

  11. Christine says:

    To be fair this is just a teaser trailer and was likely presented shot by shot for nostalgia reasons. Not understanding the outrage.

  12. Bella Bella says:

    The Donald Glover/Rihanna movie looks very promising!!! But when he started running I was amused, only because I thought: I hope ‘Donald Glover running’ doesn’t become a meme in all of his projects. I noticed he is named as Childish Gambino in the credits, by the way.

  13. Case says:

    Everyone at my Thanksgiving get together was super excited to see the trailer. I guess we’re easy to please lol.

  14. BeanieBean says:

    Kaiser: your favorite Christmas movie is ‘Die Hard’? Mine’s ‘The Godfather’. It’s an annual tradition any more.

  15. Bess03 says:

    um I fully cried during it

  16. Birdix says:

    Alexa Chung looks like a saloon dancer in a spaghetti Western.