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Entertainment Elton John 'disappointed' by The Lion King remake

13:50  16 october  2019
13:50  16 october  2019 Source:   covermg.com

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Elton John isn’t happy with how The Lion King remake experience turned out for him. The “Yellow Brick Singer” singer opened up in an interview Elton worked on the original animated film soundtrack, and was involved in reworking the songs for the new version of the film. He also wrote a new song for

The Lion King is a 2019 American musical film directed and produced by Jon Favreau, written by Jeff Nathanson, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

Elton John has mauled The Lion King remake by describing the live-action Jon Favreau movie as a "huge disappointment".

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The rocker teamed up with Tim Rice to create the soundtrack for the original Disney animated classic and many of their songs made it onto the 2019 film's soundtrack, along with one tune Elton wrote just for the reboot.

Elton John, David Furnish are posing for a picture© Provided by Cover Media Ltd But now he admits he wasn't overly impressed with the new movie, which featured the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, and Beyonce.

"The new version of The Lion King was a huge disappointment to me, because I believe they messed the music up. Music was so much a part of the original and the music in the current film didn’t have the same impact... The magic and joy were lost," he told British GQ magazine.

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The fact that The Lion King remake plans to bring Sir Elton John back into the fold and use many of his classic songs in the story is not necessarily that Elsewhere in his interview, Elton John similarly praised the visual style and spectacle in the movie's opening, so it sounds like there's quite a bit for

Elton John is as important to The Lion King as Timon and Pumbaa and sobbing at Mufasa’s death. No, we’ re still not over it. So it’s a bit disappointing to hear And although Elton came back on board for the 2019 remake to rework some of the soundtrack, he was not impressed by the finished product.

"The soundtrack hasn’t had nearly the same impact in the charts that it had 25 years ago, when it was the bestselling album of the year. The new soundtrack fell out of the charts so quickly, despite the massive box office success."

And Elton suggested that the soundtrack for the live-action remake, which featured new music from Beyonce, flopped because he wasn't asked to be a bigger part of it.

"I wish I’d been invited to the party more, but the creative vision for the film and its music was different this time around - and I wasn’t really welcomed or treated with the same level of respect," he added. "That makes me extremely sad."

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