23-time Grammy winning-singer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has officially released a brand new single titled "Spirit" from the soundtrack of Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming live-action adaptation of The Lion King.
Thoughts, Perezcious readers? Are YOU feeling Spirit?
Ms Verhoeven added: "It's a true testament to the lasting effect Disney movies have on all generations".
"BuzzFeed senior film reporter Adam B. Vary said: "#TheLionKing is a landmark *visual* experience.
He continued: 'There's a moment when she tells Simba he's "disappointed" her, and reader, the way Bey bit the "t" in that word chilled me and thrilled me'.
The Wrap senior film reporter Beatrice Verhoeven was in full agreement, bursting at the seams with praise for every aspect of the film, in particular the performance of a certain pop music powerhouse. "We kept it very organic and very raw, and I think the movie hopefully benefits from that". "I love music. I really love making music".
Beyonce also elevated the soundtrack, according to Fandango managing editor Erik Davis. Weintraub also had a few more comments in a follow-up tweet: "The visual effects/animation in the film is INCREDIBLE". Almost everyone seems to agree that The Lion King is a stunning achievement on a technical level, with several going as far as to say that the visuals set a new high-water mark. Not only was every celebrity you could ever have hoped to be at the premiere strutting their stuff in front of the camera, but the outfits were absolutely impeccable. SRK has done the voice over for Mufasa's character in The Lion King and recently during an interview, the actor was questioned about the film as it is high of life lessons and morals. Other stars include Seth Rogen (Pumba), Billy Eichner (Timon), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), John Oliver (Zazu) and more.
From Beyoncé and Donald Glover to Chloe x Halle and Normani, the red carpet was wildly star-studded.
While no unexpected changes have been made, those who enjoyed the new film felt that it did the original, animated story justice.