So after a fantastic trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, breaking iTunes Movie Trailer records by exceeding 12.5 million views in just 24 hours, Youtube user MovieMaestroTen has made the pitch perfect parody, syncing the audio from the Batman trailer with scenes from Disney's The Lion King.

Taking you through the adapted cast, Simba is Batman, Nala is Catwoman, Scar is Bane, and Zazu plays the part of Alfred the Butler in the beginning section.  The really strange thing is that the atmosphere created around the audio fits rather well around the scenes.  It makes for a pretty awesome mash-up for you to watch.

Of course, though, it doesn't match up to our excitement for the real thing.

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