New LION KING Spot Teases Beyoncé’s “Can You Feel The Love…” (VIDEO)

Another Lion King ad, another confirmation that Disney plans on giving us the exact same movie from 25 years ago but simply in a different form.

Playing again in a virtual shot-for-shot (and note-for-note) duplication, the visuals of this TV ad focus on Mufasa mentoring Simba at key moments while we hear Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Donald Glover sing the early refrains of the Nala/Simba love ballad “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”.

There’s an obvious logic to Disney playing it so safe, but the risk averse approach will ultimately live or die on the ability to milk nostalgia in a live-action form, not in giving us something fresh, inventive, or new.

Tickets for The Lion King go on sale tomorrow, Monday June 24, for the movie that opens on July 19, 2019.


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