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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that these songs aren't just from the original Lion King movie, and you won't hear Elton John's voice on this record. However, most of the original favorites are included, like "Circle of Life," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," and "Hakuna Matata," with the same kid-friendly, heartstring-tugging themes about life, love, and "no worries." The album is fine for kids of all ages but will be best appreciated by kids old enough to see the movie.
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What's the story?
It's hard to believe how many years it's been since the original premiere of Disney's The Lion King, but the movie's message, music, and humor still resonate today with fans young and old. To celebrate all things Lion King (The Lion King 1 1/2, Rhythm of the Pridelands, and The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride), including the re-release of the original animated movie, Disney is releasing the soundtrack THE BEST OF THE LION KING. From classics like "Circle of Life" and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" to hit Broadway favorites like "They Live in You," this album has it all and then some.
Is it any good?
The Lion King, one of the highest-grossing films of all time, continues to be a successful Disney franchise and Broadway play because of its award-winning music. Although most of the songs from the movie(s) and play that fans love are included on this album, one very familiar voice from the original soundtrack isn't: Sir Elton John. It's hard to believe that a Best of The Lion King soundtrack doesn't feature one song from John, but that's all that's lacking. Whether you're a parent or a child, you'll love revisiting these enduring songs about the circle of life and a loveable lion.
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