Beyoncé Goes from Queen Bee to Lion Queen in Disney Reboot



Title: Beyonce goes from Queen Bee to Lion Queen in Disney reboot
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Many kids of the 1980s and 90s have scenes from The Lion King stamped on their childhood memories – like when tiny Simba and his little friend Nala skip around the waterhole singing ‘I just can’t wait to be kiiiiiiiiing….’

Well, in the newly-announced, live-action remake of Disney’s 1994 classic, the voice of Simba’s sweetheart is already royalty: it’s Queen Bee herself – Beyoncé.

Source: Beyonce on Facebook

Among the rest of the glittering cast, ‘Atlanta’ actor Donald Glover – aka RnB performer Childish Gambino – will be voicing Simba, screen legend James Earl Jones keeps his role as big papa Mufasa and ‘12 Years a Slave star’ Chiwetel Ejofor plays the wicked nemesis Scar.

Multi-award winning composer Hans Zimmer is scoring the soundtrack, the thought of which is sending not only the Hive, but all corners of social media into utter frenzy…

The original was one of the highest grossing animated movies of all-time – and that didn’t even have Beyoncé in. Director Jon Favreau’s remake hits our screens in July 2019. Until then, hakuna matata.