I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film.
Needless to say, fans of the animated film were trepidatious about 2019's The Lion King, but as early reactions from critics begin to roll in, everyone can breathe a sigh of relief. One day I'm there Jon asked me to do some singing stuff, another day he asks me to do some lines. I grew up my whole life obsessed with all things related to #TheLionKing; like all three films, the Timon and Pumbaa tv show, the broadway play and especially the broadway soundtrack. Those of us who watched in 1994 and felt the gravity of what it must be like to lose a parent will now re-encounter the story as one of those parents who will themselves be lost at some point during the Circle's next couple of turns.
"You know you don't get to work with people like that often".
"Oh, she's coming for that Best Original Song Oscar", wrote @mikewassmusic. It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers.
Nearly more anticipated than the release of The Lion King could be what Beyoncé will wear to promote the live-action Disney film. "I was wary of going near her because I look like someone who you would want to keep away from Beyoncé in general", the actor joked.
From the photo of the end credits, Chance the Rapper plays a bush baby, even though he recently revealed that he originally tried out for the role of Simba. "I think (I think) it's the most handsome effects movie I've seen", he tweeted.
Disney have announced the release of a new album to accompany the release of the film, The Lion King: The Gift, which will be produced and curated by Beyoncé.