Disney releases new Lion King Trailer featuring Beyoncé and Donald Glover’s rendition of Elton John’s classic song.
Call us childish, but this new Lion King trailer has us whistling Disney tunes at our office desks.
If the upcoming July release of the live action Lion King remake has somehow slipped under your radar, this new trailer should bring the movie somewhere closer to relevant. With H.R.H Queen B playing our beloved Nala, and the multi-faceted artistic genius of Donald Glover starring as the troubled prince Simba, the 45 second clip takes us back to younger, happier days.
Though the trailer only features a sample of the song, the honeyed voices of these musical giants are enough to wet the appetites of any music fan. Alternating the acapella sample with the voice over of our favorite dad-king, James Earl Jones, the new trailer raises the hopes of Disney fans and Wakanda natives alike. With the successes of Aladdin, The Jungle Book and other live action re-releases of Disney classics, we’ve known for a while that they were going to try and recreate the original magic we all fell in love with in the 90’s. We’re all praying – hard – that director and personal assistant to the Avengers Jon Favreau does the classic justice.
Whether you’re a part of the Beyhive, a Childish Gambino fan, or are just biding your time until the next installment of the Black Panther saga, remember – the great kings of our past are guiding us back to theatres July 19. Tickets are available now.
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Written by: Intern Jordan-Elizabeth Boyd