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November 7, 2017

Disney’s been turning our childhood classic animations into live-action remakes – think Alice in Wonderland and Beauty and the Beast – but now our favourite animation starring lions and the entire Pride Rock is in the heart of a remake. What’s even more exciting is that Beyoncé and Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) will be playing Nala and Simba.


The star-studded cast doesn’t stop there: we’ll also see (or hear) James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, and the other familiar voices of John Oliver, Seth Rogen, and Keegan-Michael Key.

Will we hear Beyoncé and Daniel Glover singing Can You Feel The Love Tonight together? What will a Beyoncé and Daniel Glover duet even sound like? Before we get too carried away, it’s been confirmed that Hans Zimmer, the soundtrack composer for the original animation, will also be composing the remake. While we might not hear Can You Feel The Love Tonight, we might get more Disney tunes to add to our Spotify list. Zimmer won an Academy Award for Movie Score for the original animation, so we have high expectations for the new soundtrack.

In using Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) to bring the animals to life, The Lion King remake won’t be featuring any actors but it will be combining live-action elements with computer-generated animals and environments. When you have Director Jon Favreau, who was applauded for his remake of The Jungle Book, you can be sure to expect stunning visuals and effects.

Jon Favreau’s pretty talented, as shown by The Jungle Book’s visual effects.

Get ready for a wave of nostalgic with this highly-anticipated remake of The Lion King, which will be showing in cinemas in Summer 2019.

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