The premiere of Lion King reboot was held in Los Angeles recently and the first reactions from the film are incredible. While fans of the Disney original that released in 1994 were unhappy with the remake but it looks like Favreau and his team have pulled off the feat impeccably well. The first reviews of the film are in and it looks like the new film has successfully managed to maintain the essence of the original. The makers have now released the complete soundtrack of the film. It features the popular Disney tracks, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and "Hakuna Matata". The Lion King Hindi Teaser: Aryan Khan's Amazing Voiceover as Simba Will Make You Say Like Father, Like Son (Watch Video).
We had already heard the amazing duet of "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" sung by Beyonce and Donald Glover. Also, the album features a new version of "Hakuna Matata" which has been crooned by Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, and JD McCrary. The album also has a new original song by Beyonce called "Spirit". The soundtrack has been composed by Hans Zimmer.
Check out the new song Hakuna Matata here:
The soundtrack of the Disney original was highly regarded and loved by fans and it looks like Beyonce's charming voice has worked wonders with Zimmer's score. Ever since the soundtrack dropped last night, fans have been thrilled about it. Here's how they reacted to the new album.
— Andrew Cohen (@andrewmcohen) July 12, 2019
— N𝕚𝕔𝕠𝕝𝕖💐 (@NicoleJustBc) July 11, 2019
Lion King was the first, is the last, and only movie I've ever cried at. I am 1 minute into "The Circle of Life" on the new soundtrack and have already subsumed myself to fetal position. The additional element of Beyoncé ~might~ send me to the grave.
— sabrina j. (@sabs_jt) July 11, 2019
I love the soundtrack for the live action #TheLionKing 🥺❤️ I’m so happy that Elton John came back to make a new song for the movie 😭🦁
— Paola 🦋 (@Paolakati) July 11, 2019
It's not against the version that's on the soundtrack, this one is beautiful. But our generation got the song sung by a music legend, why can not this generation get a version with two legends? #TheLionKing #CanYouFeelTheLoveTonight
— Dumpfbacke (@dumpfbacke001) July 12, 2019
The Lion King has been directed by Jon Favreau who also directed the live-action remake of The Jungle Book. Speaking about the remake, the director had earlier said in an interview, "The more we looked at it, the more we challenged the story. There were certain things that needed addressing to make it feel more appropriate to this medium. But as far as the characters, the story, the themes, the music, we really felt that people were very connected to the original, and so hopefully if you are a fan of the original you’ll look at this and say, ‘Oh, I feel like I saw Lion King."
The Lion King is all set to hit the theatres on July 19 worldwide. Are you excited to catch the The Lion King remake?