In the latest TV spot for Disney's upcoming reboot of The Lion King, Beyoncé and Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) can be heard singing the award-winning song, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight." Listen to the two stars of the CGI animated remake perform the popular lyrics of the smash-hit single.
The new 30-second spot gives a brief taste of the former Destiny Child's singer and the rapper behind "This is America" harmonizing the lyrics made famous by Elton John and Tim Rice. Not only do audiences get a different rendition of the Academy Award-winning song, viewers get a glimpse of brand new footage from the movie.
In the TV spot, Mufasa is voiced by James Earl Jones, who reprises his role from the original 1994 film. While speaking to young Simba (JD McCrary) in the footage, Mufasa says to his son, "Look at the stars. The great kings look down on us from those stars; and so will I."
Glover and Beyoncé will play the older versions of the characters Simba and Nala, respectively. Their soulful duet plays out during familiar moments recreated from the classic 2D-animated film. Audiences will have to wait a bit longer for the full version of this duet, however, as details of the soundtrack have not yet been released.
Opening in theaters on July 19, director Jon Favreau's The Lion King features the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and James Earl Jones.