Laura Rogan July 11th

We're another day closer to the release of the highly anticipated re-make of 'The Lion King', and it's safe to say, we CANNOT WAIT.

We've brushed up on our renditions of 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight?' and perfected our "Nants ingonyama bagithi baba", and now there's nothing else to do but wait... Impatiently may I add...

With just 8 more days to go until the film's UK release, Disney pulled out one last trick up their sleeves to send fans into a frenzy... And it definitely worked!

Teasing fans further, Disney has gifted us with our first official sneak peek of the movie (other than the trailers that mirror the original movie's), with actual clips featuring Timone, Pumbaa, Simba and Scar!

Fans will remember both scenes from the original film so there's no spoilers here - but one of the most eagerly anticipated details of the movie has been how the CGI of the animals will hold up throughout the film, and it looks like no expense was spared by Jon Favreau and his team as the attention to detail is impeccable.

Watch the clips here:



Beyonce also released a new, original track from the official soundtrack just last night - and while it's kind of disappointing it wasn't a cover of 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight?', it's easily made up for with the uplifting vibes of the song that give us a hint of just how well served the character of Nala will be.


But the new track wasn't the only surprise we received, with confirmation that Beyonce has also been curating an album called 'The Lion King: The Gift' with other international artists which will be released on July 19th. The album will feature the new song 'Spirit' and will be additional to the official soundtrack. We don't even deserve this.

Speaking of 'The Gift', Beyonce has said:

“This is sonic cinema,”

“This is a new experience of storytelling. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat.”

“I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline,” 

“Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation. 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. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”

The movie screened to press this week and has received critical acclaim already, with critics expressing their love for the movie on Twitter.


'The Lion King' hits cinemas nationwide on July 18th.

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