While fans have been enjoying the nostalgia of Disney's 'Lion King' (1994) in the 2019's 3D extravagant and more authentic version, a unique version of the iconic 'Circle of Life' song has left netizens to wonder - Has Hans Zimmer finally met his match?
The video posted by Facebook user Travis Kinley on Thursday, features him singing the African Zulu song with helpful background sound inputs from his donkey- Nathen. The video starts with the South Carolina man saying, "Gonna get all the animals around me for this one." A horse and donkey are seen in the background.
He then proceeds to sing loudly starting with the iconic Zulu Chant, when he is interjected by Nathen who helpfully brays at the right moments creating the perfect symphony to the African song, adding to its authenticity.
The 2019 blockbuster featured the 'Circle of Life' as a musical collaboration of Hans Zimmer, South African composer, Lebo M and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice, same as the original.
The video which has garnered more than 13,000 likes and 40,000 shares has many netizens praising Nathen's 'singing' skills:
“The Lion King” this weekend roared into 4,725 North American theaters, where it grossed a stunning $185 million, according to studio estimates on July 21. Although reviews were mixed for Jon Favreau’s remake of the 1994 animated film, audiences still turned out in droves to hear the A-list voice cast, from Beyoncé to Donald Glover, and see the innovative technology that made the film possible.
Many viewers have claimed to be that though they were overwhelmed to see the Simba, Pumba, and others recreate the 90's magic, they were equally pain-stricken to re-live Mufasa's death all over again.