Disney is poised to have a record-breaking year at the box office in 2019. It has already scored with historic numbers for “Avengers: Endgame”, and currently Will Smith stars as “Aladdin” in yet another hit. Still ahead for the Mouse House is “Toy Story 4”, the sequel to “Maleficent”, and Thanksgiving will bring “Frozen 2”.
This summer it may have its biggest hit, with the live-action remake of its classic, “The Lion King”. In order to stoke expectations the studio released a series of character posters, and fans of the beloved characters have mostly “squeeeed”.
— The Lion King (@disneylionking) May 30, 2019
Except for one. It seems that the true-to-life renderings have cause one animal star to appear too real for some.
I am Pumbaa pic.twitter.com/fxFgUWCXLI
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) May 30, 2019
— *ᗩᐯᗩ ᖴITᑕᕼ* (@AvAlonz101) May 31, 2019
— Rawly (@MTRawly) May 31, 2019
are we just gonna ignore how fucking terrifying pumbaa is??? is this not a children’s movie??? https://t.co/Ebm6sNQ730
— arabella (@schezrehn) May 30, 2019
we were talking about how scary pumbaa looks in the new lion king so i uh. turned his poster into a horror movie poster pic.twitter.com/fLnDzcJKr5
— Sof ? (@LobsterScoundrl) May 30, 2019
Or you could just do a “Saw” mashup, and get it over with…
seth rogen is
— pedor (@pedraum_quejero) May 30, 2019
yo this movie is gonna be a nightmare and i'm here for it
— LeahBlizz (@leahblizz) May 30, 2019
i am scared
— Michael LoPriore (@MichaelLopriore) May 30, 2019
Some were not so disturbed.
What the hell yall thought Pumbaa was suppose to look like? Piglet? pic.twitter.com/c7HKcC4OiZ
— DKT (@darleneturner53) May 30, 2019
did y’all really expect pumbaa to not look like a warthog…? pic.twitter.com/8i9erNNAjm
— ? (@sotaylorwaslike) May 30, 2019
they should have worked on making pumbaa more cute instead of focusing so much energy on making zazu look exactly like john oliver pic.twitter.com/fggQ4jIjyP
— ?mad? (@madxicanx) May 30, 2019
Okay, we can see that.
If I had half the confidence of this "John Oliver IS Zazu" poster I'd be running a Fortune 500 company pic.twitter.com/PLSW9xeTV0
— caroline (@hairoline) May 30, 2019
Looking forward to Zazu's intensely detailed and comedic take on the rise of nationalism in the Pride Lands. pic.twitter.com/fncrY1NaiB
— Tim Barnes (@TimBarnes451) May 30, 2019
I will not be weighing in on the "horrifying photorealistic Pumbaa" discourse as I'm still haunted by feelings of complicity in body shaming toothy Sonic out of existence
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) May 30, 2019
C’mon man, that was sooooooo last week. You have to get wit the latest outrage!