All of Disney‘s new CGI work is very impressive, but the real coup behind The Lion King reboot was securing the voice-over services of Donald Glover and Beyoncé. A new clip from the studio proves it, showcasing the duo as they harmonise over classic track Can You Feel The Love Tonight?
It’s essentially a laser-guided nostalgia missile. It’s familiar but different, offering audiences who grew up with the 1994 original the chance to hear the tune from voices they love today. We’re not implying that folks don’t froth over Elton John these days, but you know.
There’s also some narration from James Earl Jones, which is probably worth the price of admission (clicking the ‘Play’ button) alone. Check it out:
The Lion King premieres on Australian cinema screens on July 17. Expect more big-budget emotional set-pieces when it arrives.