At the Live Action Film panel at Disney’s D23 Expo, jaws dropped at live action footage of Pride Rock.

Fam, the live action Lion King looks so good!

Fam, the live action Lion King looks so good!

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In what looks like a re-creation of the opening scene from the acclaimed 1994 animated film, the audience is shown Rhinos grazing, gazelles strutting, cranes in the sky, ants, elephants, and zebras scattered, and finally a live action version of Rafiki the baboon, crawling onto Pride Rock.

In what looks like a re-creation of the opening scene from the acclaimed 1994 animated film, the audience is shown Rhinos grazing, gazelles strutting, cranes in the sky, ants, elephants, and zebras scattered, and finally a live action version of Rafiki the baboon, crawling onto Pride Rock.

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Seeing that iconic tableau of Rafiki holding Simba out for the animal kingdom, and all the animals going wild in celebration of their new king really took everyone’s breath away.

Seeing that iconic tableau of Rafiki holding Simba out for the animal kingdom, and all the animals going wild in celebration of their new king really took everyone’s breath away.

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