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The Lion King Trailer | Live Action Film Coming 2019

Published: 23/Nov/2018 1:31 Updated: 23/Nov/2018 1:47

by Paul Cot


The trailer for Disney’s new live action Lion King film has been released! Fans are already excited about this one…

Lion King Trailer

The trailer is a teaser for the all-CGI Lion King remake. It shows the iconic Lion King backdrop with Simba (as a baby) being held aloft in front of the kingdom.

Mufasa can be heard narrating with the renowned Lion King soundtrack playing in the background.

Lion King Cast

Disney have gone all out with the cast for the live action remake. The Lion King cast includes household names such as Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor. They will be voicing over the following:

  • Simba – Donald Glover
  • Nala – Beyonce Knowles-Carter
  • Mufasa – James Earl Jones
  • Scar – Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Pumbaa – Seth Rogen 

Lion King Film Release Date

The trailer finishes by saying “Summer 2019”. However, the description from the official trailer states that the Lion King will open in theatres July 19, 2019.

The original Disney Lion King movie came out June 15, 1994! 24 long years before the live action version but we’re sure it’s worth the wait!


Tetris legend Jonas Neubauer passes away aged 39

Published: 9/Jan/2021 13:32 Updated: 9/Jan/2021 13:58

by Luke Edwards


Seven-time Tetris World Champion Jonas Neubauer died at the age of 39 on January 4 after a sudden medical emergency.

The American, an icon of the game, won seven of the first eight Classic Tetris World Championships (CTWC) between 2010 and 2017, finishing as runner-up in 2014 and 2018.

His influence extended far beyond his achievements in the game, as he inspired the competitors around him. In a 2018 interview with VICE, now two-time World Champion Joseph Saelee said: “I would say most of my gameplay is based off Jonas’s gameplay. I try to play exactly like him for the most part.”

Jonas was also a popular Twitch streamer, with 25k followers. Such was his greatness, he went viral in 2018 after accidentally breaking the then world record for quickest time to reach 300,000 points, achieving the feat in 1 minute and 57 seconds.

Tributes pour in for Jonas Neubauer

News of his passing was announced on his Twitter account on January 9. The message said: “He was the absolute best. We are devastated, overwhelmed with grief, and we already miss him dearly.”

The news sent shockwaves around the world of esports and gaming, with tributes pouring in to commemorate Jonas and his achievements.

Tetris paid tribute, writing “Jonas Neubauer was one of the greatest classic Tetris players of all time in skill, spirit, and kindness.”

Joseph Saelee, who stunned Jonas to win the 2018 CTWC, left a simple message that said: “Rest In Peace, Jonas.”

TSM chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura said: “I only had the opportunity to meet him once, but he was a very kind person who had a great enthusiasm for all games from tetris to chess and beyond.”

Chris Higgins, director of the documentary ‘Best of Five: The Tetris Champions’, described him as a “loyal son, great husband, staunch friend.”

One fan has created a digital card, free for all to sign, which will be sent to Jonas’ family, with the opportunity for people to leave a message to one of the greats of esports.