Elton John labels Lion King remake ‘a huge dissapointment’

Elton didn't take too kindly to the Lion King remake which featured a whole host of celebrities voicing the parts of incredible lifelike characters.

The legendary musician, along with Tim Rice, wrote the musical songs for the 1994 Disney movie.

The album went 10x platinum in 1995 – becoming the biggest-selling soundtrack ever from an animated film.

However, the British singer admitted the 2019 flick "didn't have the same impact", because the soundtrack wasn't as good.

Speaking to GQ magazine, he explained: "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. 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", he told the publication.

"The new soundtrack fell out of the charts so quickly, despite the massive box-office success."

And despite overseeing the tracks for the nineties flick, the Tiny Dancer hitmaker revealed he wasn't "welcomed" into the creative process of the film.

"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.

"That makes me extremely sad. I'm so happy that the right spirit for the music lives on withe The Lion King stage musical."

The live-action remake, which was released earlier this year, crossed $1.3 billion at the international box office, officially beating out Frozen's $1.27 billion to become the top-grossing animated film of all time

With an all-star cast including Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles, Seth Rogan, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, the film's album peaked at number 13 in the US billboard chart.

Beyoncé also produced a curated soundtrack titled The Lion King: The Gift, which features new songs performed by multiple artists.

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