'The Lion King' trailer is finally here and the memes will make you roar with laughter

25 November 2018, 11:56 | Updated: 25 November 2018, 12:01

By Sam Prance

Childish Gambino, Beyoncé and Seth Rogen all star in the 2019 Disney film...

It's no secret that The Lion King is set to be one of the biggest films of 2019. When Disney revealed last year that they would be remaking the 1994 animated classic, the internet was immediately sent into pandemonium. Not only is The Lion King one of the most beloved Disney movies of all time but the new adaptation is live action and will star Childish Gambino as Simba and Beyoncé as Nala. We cannot wait.

Last night Disney unveiled the first trailer of The Lion King and it's safe to say that fans were shook. First things first all of the cinematography is stunning (Simba is literally the most beautiful, precious thing we've ever seen), then there's the fact that it features a snippet of a new version of 'The Circle of Life' and last but not least it recreates stills from the original movie. Our hearts. Naturally, it's being meme-d.

Check out the hilarious 'The Lion King' memes below.

'The Lion King' memes inspired by the live action trailer
'The Lion King' memes inspired by the live action trailer. Picture: Disney // Twitter

One of the most notable things about the teaser is the fact that Beyoncé doesn't even feature. Disney have no doubt chosen to hold back unveiling any clips of King B's role until closer to the film drops on July 19 in 2019. Still that hasn't stopped the Beyhive and the general public at large from inserting our fave into memes and adapting the trailer at large into funny viral content.

With that in mind, we've gathered just a few of the best 'The Lion King' memes all in one place.

Some are already getting emotional about Mufasa.

Who decided that it was okay for Disney films to emotionally scar us?

At least we can be prepared this time.

This is actually a good idea.

Still why are we doing this to ourselves?

You either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain.

The thing is how can we not see it when Simba is this adorable.

Omg. He's so fluffy. I'm gonna die.

And at least the film is not this dark.

Well. As far as we know. Disney better not make it any more heartbreaking than it already is.

One or two people are angry that it looks like the movie will be the same film as the first.

The teaser is clearly an homage but the film is set to feature new songs so it can't be EXACTLY the same.

Others are putting in requests for the storyline.


And one or two fans are confused as to how this is live action.

We're crying. It's photo-realistic animation which is essentially as live action as you can get with animals.

Then there are the Beyoncé memes.

In this house we stan the actress Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

Simba role up the 'Partition' please.

This is too much.

The Lion King 'Formation' style.


Lemonade? More like Lionade am I right?

We apologise.

Here it is in video form.

God bless the internet.

This one is for those who've followed Beyoncé since her Destiny's Child days.

If you know, you know.

Justice for 'Standing on the Sun'.

If the new soundtrack is like this we won't be mad.

All we know is that Beyoncé singing 'Circle of Life' is going to be a moment.

Bring on July 19 2019.