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Beyoncé Enlists African Artist and Producers for 'The Lion King: The Gift' Album

The upcoming album, curated and produced by Beyoncé, is "steeped in African influences from various corners of the continent," says Disney.

The wait for Disney's live action remake of The Lion King is almost over. Ahead of the film's release next week, Disney has announced that none other than Beyoncé, the voice of Nala, is producing and curating the film's album The Lion King: The Gift, which will feature African artists and producers, according to the studio.

"With The Lion King: The Gift album, Beyoncé curated a masterful recording, a robust soundscape bringing together some of her favorite artists with the most talented and important African artists of the day to both pay tribute to the iconic film and bring the authentic sounds of African music to the world," Disney tells Shadow & Act. "[It features] a beautiful, multi-genre symphony, steeped in African influences from various corners of the Continent, with unexpected collaborations, pulsating rhythms and crisp production that celebrate the African diaspora. This love letter to Africa highlights the setting of the film, rooted in African culture and wondrous narratives"

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The Latest Sneak Peek from Disney's 'The Lion King' Features the One and Only Beyoncé

As the voice of Nala, she urges Simba to come home.

Disney has released its newest clip from the live-action remake of The Lion King featuring none other than Beyoncé.

Voicing Nala, she urges Simba, voiced by Donald Glover, to take his rightful place as king and come home.

"We need you," Nala says in the sneak peek.

We also get another glimpse of Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Rafiki (John Kani), Pumba (Seth Rogan), Timon (Billy Eichner) and more in the clip.

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Watch the First Full-Length Trailer of Disney's 'Lion King'

The official trailer for the live-action remake is finally here.

Disney has just dropped the first full-length trailer for its highly-anticipated live-action, remake of the Lion King.

The film, which will star Childish Gambino and Beyoncé, as Simba and Nala, respectively—as well as Chiwetel Ejiofor as the villainous Scar—is set to hit theaters on July 19, following the 25th anniversary of the original's release.

Narrated by the iconic bass of James Earl Jones, who reprises his role as Mufasa, the nearly two-minute trailer introduces the film's familiar characters, and narrative. It mirrors many of the iconic scenes from the original, including the opening sequence of the animal kingdom gathering at Pride Rock.

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