As the anticipated July 19 premiere of “The Lion King” remake draws closer, Disney releases another teaser, this time featuring Beyoncé and Donald Glover singing “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”
Fans of the classic 1994 animated film will remember one of its most iconic songs and having two phenomenal vocalists bring it to life again is proving to be one of the best things ever.
In the newly-released teaser, Beyoncé and Glover (aka Childish Gambino) who play love interests Nala and Simba, lend their impeccable vocals to “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”
Still To Come: Fans have been swooning over the musical beauty created by the combination
Adding more magic to the teaser, Bey and Glover’s singing is set alongside James Earl Jones’ unmistakable baritone as Mufasa, the first Lion King, telling his son, Simba:
“Look at the stars. The great kings look down on us from those stars, and so will I.”
Fans have been swooning over the musical beauty created by the combination of Beyoncé and Glover’s voices and have taken to Twitter to share their reactions, mostly in GIFs and memes.
“What did we do to deserve beyoncé as Nala in the lion king????” gushed one Twitter user. “Her voice in can you feel the love tonight...goosebumps.”
Fans first went crazy over hearing Beyoncé’s voice for the first time in a “Lion King” teaser earlier this month. The 30-second clip saw Nala urging Simba, who had fled home following the death of his father, Mufasa, to come home.
Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy, was also on-theme in a yellow dress with dramatic sleeves
“Simba, you have to take your place as king. We need you,” Beyoncé said as Nala. “Come home.”
The video was posted to Beyoncé’s YouTube page where, as at the time of writing, it’s close to 2 million views.
Beyonce herself paid tribute to her character in the movie on June 1st as she attended her mother’s wearable art gala dressed as Nala.
The event was aptly themed “A Journey to the Pride Lands,” and the singer came ready in a gold-sequenced jumpsuit with an embellished bodice fashioned after a lion’s face, complete with a mane. The outfit also came with a long, gold cape while Queen Bey accessorized with matching jewelry.
Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy, was also on-theme in a yellow dress with dramatic sleeves and a colorful, spiky headdress. In a video shared by her mother, Blue also mouthed the lyrics to “Circle of Life,” another remarkable “Lion King” track.
For many people, July 19 cannot come early enough.
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