Beyonce Announces ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ Album Coming Soon

When you consider the mixed reviews of Disney's other live-action remakes, the expectations are definitely high on this one.

Reporter Erik David said The Lion King "is visually immaculate & a game-changer for visual effects".

Actor Donald Glover is the voice behind the grown-up Simba, while Beyonce portrays his friend Nala.

The song, called Spirit, will also be featured on an album she's curated called The Lion King: The Gift, a compilation of global artists.

Access chatted with the Grammy victor at the "The Lion King" premiere in Hollywood where he detailed his obsession for the Disney classic and explained, "I tried out for the role of Simba, little known fact but I didn't get it".

Beyoncé has finally released the first single off her forthcoming Lion King-inspired album.

That said, The Lion King is apparently so "breathtaking" that your worries about whether it needed to happen won't matter.

It turns out Beyonce's been hard at work producing and curating a whole new album centered around the film.

Beyonce accessorised her jacket with statement jewellery, a beaded clutch bag and sequinned open-toe sandals.

If you want to get even more hyped for the upcoming Disney blockbuster, listen to 'Spirit, ' Beyoncé's rousing new song from the film.

However, he hinted that despite cutting-edge technology the live action film struggles to convey human emotions through the expressions of animated animals.

Disney will release "The Lion King" in theaters on July 19.

The soundtrack will drop on July 11 and feature a version of Sir Elton John's "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" by the "Halo" hitmaker and Donald Glover, who voices Nala's love interest Simba in the film. The performances of the ensemble cast have also received positive reactions, with many noting that Timon and Pumbaa (Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen, respectively) once again steal the show.

  • Salvatore Jensen