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Trailer Drop: 'The Lion King' 'Dragon Quest' and More

Welcome to our round-up of new trailers that have been making waves online this week!

The CGI remake of The Lion King has followed up its teaser with the first full trailer. Although it is barely actually longer than the previous trailer it shows us so much more. We get our first look at various characters- most notably Scar (voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor) Zazu, (who will be played by John Oliver but doesn't speak here) and Timon and Pumbaa ( Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen). Although it has been said that this isn't a shot-for-shot remake, this trailer is still leaning heavily on the most iconic moments from the film, along with the instantly recognisable music. This seems to be working for a good proportion of the audience, although others continue to question the whole point of this film's existence.  Either way, Simba is likely to be king of the box office this summer.




The creepy and kooky Addams Family are returning in their first animated movie this Halloween. The character designs have raised some eyebrows but they're actually true to the original comic strips on which this is based. Director duo Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan CVs include Sausage Party and The Emoji Movie which doesn't exactly inspire confidence but as always we'll reserve judgement until we see the finished product.



Dragon Quest: Your Story is a movie adaptation of the hit Japanese RPG franchise. The film is an impressive looking CG movie of the type we rarely see coming out from Japan.  The film is due out in Japan in August, but there's no word of an English-language release just yet.



Illumination's biggest hit outside the Despicable Me franchise is returning this summer with The Secret Life Of Pets 2. It seems they're very much taking the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" approach here and this looks pretty much identical to the first, with some well-observed moments that will appeal to pet owners. What we weren't expecting to see, however, was a brief flash of 2D animation during a fantasy sequence. The film is set to open this June.




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