When I first heard about all the live-action Disney remakes, sequels, spin-offs, money grabbing efforts, I was pretty sceptical (as you can probably tell).

To me, it just seemed like the well of ideas at one of the world’s biggest companies had dried up, but then I watched the live-action Jungle Book film and I shut the hell up.

It was brilliant.

Sure Christopher Walken as King Louie was a bit zany and distracting, but apart from that the film was – pardon the pun – a roaring success.

Disney obviously realised this, which is why we’ve got Aladdin, Dumbo, and now Lion King live-action movies right around the corner.

The first teaser trailer for the latter dropped last week, and it really lived up to its name.

Why? Because it teased the heck out of us fans with a few short snippets of Simba’s presentation as a cub and the stampede that ultimately cost Mufasa his life.

From what we’ve seen so far, the new version stays fairly faithful to the original, but it’s not until someone has put them side by side that we can really tell how similar they are.

Check the video out below:

I don’t really have any qualms with it, but it turns out their striking similarities (what did people expect?) has divided fans.

Here’s what they’re saying:

Again, I really don’t see the issue with this; of course it’s similar, it’s a remake.

People – including me – would be outraged if they made a live-action Lion King film and changed it all. To be honest, I’d be quite happy with it being completely the same apart from the animation.

Talking of which, why is it being billed as ‘live-action’ and not just ‘animated’ – there’s no people in it?

I’m confused.

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