Pardon us while we calm down, but Disney just released the first TV spot for The Lion King and it features Beyoncé and Donald Glover singing the classic tune “Can You Feel The Love Tonight.”
Naturally, the Internet and Twittersphere are freaking out because the two are harmonizing like no other. In fact, they sound like sweet honeydew melons or sweet cotton candy or sweet anything. It’s just magical!
Not to mention, we hear James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the original 1994 animated film, giving little Simba, played this time around by Glover and JD McCrary, major leadership advice.
Not only is this the first sounds we’re hearing from the anticipated sound track, produced by Hans Zimmer, but it also gives us more of what to expect from the live-action film.
Lion King director Jon Favreau credits his family for essentially casting Beyoncé.
“I’ve got the Beyhive in my house,” Favreau told Entertainment Weekly back in April.
Reportedly, he contacted Bey about being in the movie without knowing that she was already considering the role.
“I’ve seen her live and she’s a unique talent, to say the least,” he said of Queen Bey. “And then of course, there are these wonderful musical numbers that she can be involved with, and my God…she really lives up to her reputation as far as the beauty of her voice and her talent.”
The film will be Beyoncé’s first time appearing in something other than a documentary since 2013’s animated Epic.
The Lion King roars into theaters on July 19.Share :