The version of 'Hakuna Matata' from new The Lion King movie has caused fury online

Greg Evans
Thursday 11 July 2019 14:15
Showbiz

Since Disney started making live action versions of their own movies there has been one film that everyone has been clambering to see reimagined on the big screen.

We've already had the likes of Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and Dumbo which were all relatively popular and made money, but surely The Lion King, with its iconic songs and beloved characters would be a box office smash.

That may still prove to be the case but a clip of the new version of 'Hakuna Matata' which was aired on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show has prompted a lot of reaction and mostly of the negative kind.

There is hardly anything wrong with the song as actors Donald Glover, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner appear to have done a note-perfect rendition but the problem here is that the scenery just looks a bit dull and uninspiring.

The problem with this was only heightened when a video comparing the version of the scene from the original animation and the new version was shared online by Cartoon Brew.

Despite the song remaining the same, the two scenes couldn't be any more different. Whereas the original pops with energy and colour, the new version looks like a version of Planet Earth that David Attenborough stopped from ever being aired.

Those aren't the words of one journalist but pretty much the entirety of the internet who are starting to wish that this film would have never been greenlit.

The Lion King is released in cinemas worldwide from July 19.

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