As we anxiously await the photorealistic, computer animated remake of The Lion King, Disney has released a sneak peek titled “Come Home.” In it, fans get to hear what Beyoncé sounds like playing Nala, as she urges Simba (Donald Glover) to take his rightful place as king.
“Simba, you have to take your place as king,” she says. “We need you. Come home.” Listen to Bey do her thing up top, plus a short synopsis of the film, courtesy of Disney, below.
Disney’s upcoming film journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon, and utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way.
The Lion King hits theaters on July 19. Will you be tuning in?