Listening: Beyoncé Is Back With The Sublime ‘Spirit’ Of ‘The Lion King’

Mike Ryan Uproxx

Mike Ryan Uproxx

Simba flees into the jungle and eventually, reunites with his childhood friend Nala, who urges him to return to Pride Lands in order to reclaim his rightful throne.

The Lion King is believed to have some significance in their relationship, as they reportedly went on a date to see the stage production of the beloved '90s classic back in 2016.

Donald Glover voices the lead role of Simba in the live-action movie.

"[Jon Favreau and I] were on set together actually, and he took me to the side and said 'Hey.' And I thought he was gonna ask me to like sign something for his son or something because I heard his son was a fan. That's what you want'". That could probably go without saying (I mean, these people have professional stylists!), but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that the celebrities were all stunning at this premiere.

Comedian Brendan Grace has passed away
He had been receiving treatment in hospital for pneumonia when the more serious illness was discovered. The Father Ted star passed away peacefully just after midnight, his family say.

Needless to say, fans of the animated film were trepidatious about 2019's The Lion King, but as early reactions from critics begin to roll in, everyone can breathe a sigh of relief.

While the highly-anticipated movie doesn't hit cinemas until next week, the film has been screened for reviewers who have heaped praise on the ambitious project. Other stars include Seth Rogen (Pumba), Billy Eichner (Timon), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), John Oliver (Zazu) and more.

Director Jon Favreau's all-new "The Lion King" journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. The singer will also release an album, called The Lion King: The Gift, which will be released on July 19, the day of the USA release of Jon Favreau's film.

That fact can't be put into proper perspective more than how Beyoncé Knowles, one of the world's biggest pop stars alive, incorporated Swahili lyrics into her latest song.

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