Published: Fri, July 12, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Donald Glover says working with 'powerhouse' Beyonce a 'big deal'

Donald Glover says working with 'powerhouse' Beyonce a 'big deal'

It joins Disney's new slate of live-action film remakes, which includes Aladdin, Dumbo and, soon, The Little Mermaid. Donald Grover lends his voice as Simba who prepares his entire life to meet up with his destiny.

The multi-hyphenate performer continued to urge future audience members to give all ears to Beyoncé when they hit theaters, saying, "They're not gonna make a Beyoncé again so I'd just listen to her. Listen to what she did".

The Lion King has been directed by Jon Favreau who also directed the live-action remake of The Jungle Book.

However, some critics did point out the visually stunning movie had limitations; namely the lack of expression on animal characters' faces.

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During the interview, Rogen said that he was super excited he could finally bring his nephews to one of his film premieres, as they've been asking to see one of his movies for ages, but obviously, Rogen's typical films aren't very child-friendly.

Zazu (John Oliver) and hyenas Shenzi (Florence Kasumba), Kamari (Keegan-Michael Key) and Azizi (Eric Andre) also add much-needed light to the dramatic darkness.

All feels right with the world, with James Earl Jones remaining as the voice of Mufasa from the 1994 animation, while Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is ever menacing in his jealous and brutal quest to be King of Pride Rock. Additionally, there's also the new version of the nonsensical classic "Hakuna Matata" sung by Glover, Rogen, Eichner, and JD McCrary.

The Lion King starts its global rollout in China on Friday and arrives in the rest of the world in the middle of next week. Beyonce will be releasing her own album, The Lion King: The Gift on July 19, so keep an eye out for that.

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