The Lion King remake has confirmed details of its soundtrack and which classic songs will be included.
So expect to sing along to the likes of ‘I Just Can’t Wait to Be King’, ‘Be Prepared’ and, of course, ‘Hakuna Matata’.
Interestingly, there will also be a new song by Sir Elton John called ‘Never Too Late’, though what point in the movie it will appear remains unclear for now.
Of course, we already knew that ‘Circle of Life’ and ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ would be returning for the remake – and we even got a preview of stars Donald Glover and Beyoncé singing the latter a few days ago.
Here’s the full soundtrack below, including Hans Zimmer’s score and a mysterious ‘TBA’ track (oooh…):
- Lindiwe Mkhize / Lebo M: ‘Circle of Life / Nants’ Ingonyama’
- Hans Zimmer: ‘Life’s Not Fair’
- Hans Zimmer: ‘Rafiki’s Fireflies’
- JD McCrary / Shahadi Wright Joseph / John Oliver: ‘I Just Can’t Wait to Be King’
- Hans Zimmer: ‘Elephant Graveyard’
- Chiwetel Ejiofor: ‘Be Prepared (2019 Version)’
- Hans Zimmer: ‘Stampede’
- Hans Zimmer: ‘Scar Takes the Throne’
- Billy Eichner / Seth Rogen / JD McCrary / Donald Glover: ‘Hakuna Matata’
- Hans Zimmer: ‘Simba Is Alive!’
- Billy Eichner / Seth Rogen: ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’
- Beyoncé / Donald Glover / Billy Eichner / Seth Rogen: ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’
- Hans Zimmer: ‘Reflections of Mufasa’
- Hans Zimmer: ‘Battle for Pride Rock’
- Hans Zimmer: ‘Remember’
- Elton John: ‘Never Too Late’
- Lebo M: ‘He Lives in You’
- Lebo M: ‘Mbube’
As reported by Collider, the soundtrack is set for a digital release on July 11 and a physical release on July 19.
The original Lion King was famously shaped by Elton’s amazing songs, and it seems that the remake will be too – alongside another famous British institution, Sir David Attenborough.
Director Jon Favreau previously said that the legendary naturalist’s documentaries influenced the look of the movie and how the animals behaved.
“There’s a common acceptance that this is how nature looks,” he said. “So we’re trying to import that sense of realism by borrowing their techniques.”
Animation supervisor Andrew R Jones added: “You have to elevate their status slightly, but without breaking their physicality by giving them obviously human-like gestures.
“We did some tests of that. The second you push it too far it feels like a cartoon. Like it’s no longer a living thing, but an object someone’s puppeteering around.”
The Lion King will open in cinemas on July 19.