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People are recreating a scene from ‘Lion King’ with dogs and cats

It's the circle of pets.

 

Elizabeth VanMetre

Internet Culture

Published Nov 23, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 12:59 am CDT

Disney unveiled the first teaser trailer for its photorealistic Lion King remake on Thursday night, and it features that famous scene of Rafiki holding up Simba to the animal kingdom.

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If you’re a fan of the 1994 animated film, you know the one.

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Here’s what Simba looks like in the upcoming 2019 film, directed by Jon Favreau:

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Naturally, the trailer inspired people over the Thanksgiving holiday to recreate the scene with their pets. Dogs make excellent stand-ins for the future Lion King:

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Cats seem less enthused with the photo opp.

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The new Lion King film features a star-studded cast, including Donald Glover as Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, and Beyoncé as Nala. James Earl Jones is reprising his role as the voice of Mufasa.

Watch the full teaser trailer below.

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*First Published: Nov 23, 2018, 12:59 pm CST