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The soundtrack from The Lion King is bulletproof, let's get that straight.

It's untouchable, and anyone who messes with it risks getting bombarded by fans until the end of time.

The opening notes of Circle of Life live on in our childhood memories forever, and most of us have probably lifted our cats/dogs/baby siblings up in the air dramatically at the end.


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Now, we thought we could handle tricky situations seeing as we're grown adults. We thought wrong. News that the live-action version of The Lion King has cut one of the best songs has hit us so damn hard.

The highly-anticipated Jon Favreau movie features CGI animated photorealistic animals, but one of the most iconic characters will lose their song.

Be Prepared is one of the best tunes out of the entire movie, and is Scar's villain flex move. Unfortunately his bad guy manifesto will be cut, and we are shaken to our very core. 

None of us realised how obsessed we are with the song until it was ripped away from our clutching hands, but now we're seriously worried about Scar's character development.

Be Prepared shows his mighty hyena army with green volcano explosions every now and again (EVERY Disney villain has green eyes), and shows the uncle's duplicity.

His teeth, ambitions and delusions of power are shown to the audience, and Elton John wrote it for God's Sake. That alone is reason for it to stay in the film.


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The song is a tongue-twister of insanity, which sums up Scar's intentions to murder his own brother Mufasa and take the crown for himself on Pride Rock.

Chiwetel Ejiofor is voicing the new Scar, and we'd have paid big bucks to have heard him sing Be Prepared. Remember how amazing Jeremy Irons' voice is before Jim Cummings takes over for the singing job? 

“Prepare for the coup of the century,” he says. “Be prepared for the murkiest scam. Meticulous planning, tenacity spanning, decades of denial, is simply why I’ll be king undisputed, respected, saluted and seen for the wonder I am!”

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The film itself is actually based on Shakespeare's King Lear, and the villains in these tales are always hugely important. Why Disney, would you cut such a scorcher of a song? We're considering a large-scale protest. 

Disney are also re-making Mulan in live-action form, WITH NO MUSIC.

Yes, you read that right. We have serious questions about their intentions with our prized childhood cinematic gems. If there's no I'll Make A Man Out Of You, you ain't getting our money. 

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It was rumoured earlier this year that Beyoncé would feature on the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack.

And it seems that it’s really happening, after Bey herself posted a video teaser of the flick to her Instagram account last night.

Not giving away too much, Queen Bey wrote only ‘#fiftyshades’ alongside the teaser.

The anticipation is killing us!

The full trailer will be released this Thursday – we don’t know if we can wait that long!




Ellie announced the news on her Instagram account last night, much to the delight of her own fans as well as fans of the Divergent book series.

What’s more, it seems it won’t just be one song Ellie contributes; her voice will actually be present throughout the film.

Writing on Instagram, she said: “Excited for you to hear the new song “Beating Heart” and my wee voice throughout the film :)”.

Ellie isn’t the only big UK star to lend their singing voices to Hollywood movies; Ed Sheeran also recently penned “I See Fire” for the The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Divergent is due out this year and will star rising star Shailene Woodley as well as Kate Winslet and Theo James.