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Is the new Lion King a musical and will there be new songs in the soundtrack?

The soundtrack is incredible (Picture: Disney via AP)

The original Lion King movie is something of ..

This image released by Disney shows Nala, voiced by Beyonc?? Knowles-Carter, left, and Simba, voiced by Donald Glover in a scene from "The Lion King." (Disney via AP)

The soundtrack is incredible (Picture: Disney via AP)

The original Lion King movie is something of a classic, with many people being able to remember the words to the Elton John-penned songs 25 years on.

When it was announced that Disney would be remaking the movie, it would have been easy to worry that the new line-up (and the music that went with it) wouldnt be able to do it justice.

As soon as Beyoncé came on the scene, however, film lovers breathed a sigh of relief, knowing that the whole thing was in safe hands.

Her voice takes centre-stage in much of the new soundtrack, and shes also released an album called The Lion King: The Gift, which is supposed to take people on a journey into the storyline. The Gift features African singers and producers, in order to reflect the setting of the movie.

If youre worried, however, that you arent seeing as many songs as youd hoped from the original soundtrack, never fear. It is definitely a musical, and youll still have some of your favourites.

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Both The Gift and the OST are separate albums although they do have a few songs in common.

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The movie will still feature classic songs like Circle of Life and I Just Cant Wait To Be King. Of course, Hakuna Matata will also be there.

Beyoncés track, Spirit, is a welcome new addition, and you can listen to The Gift alongside all the classics to get the full experience. Heres the tracklist for you.

Lion King soundtrack track list

  1. Circle of Life/Nants Ingonyama – Brown Lindiwe Mkhize and Lebo M
  2. Lifes Not Fair
  3. Rafikis Fireflies
  4. I Just Cant Wait to Be King – JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph and John Oliver
  5. Elephant Graveyard
  6. Be Prepared (2019 version) – Chiwetel Ejiofor
  7. Stampede
  8. Scar Takes the Throne
  9. Hakuna Matata – Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, JD McCrary and Donald Glover
  10. Simba Is Alive!
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To All The Boys Covey Girls post adorable BTS song as Noah Centineo films celebration vid

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Its official – the To All The Boys Ive Loved Before gang are the cutest, and the Covey Girls proved it with their own song to celebrate the third movie announcement.

As the second movie in the trilogy was revealed to be released on 12 February, fans were surprised with the announcement that the third was not only coming, but it was already being filmed.

Janel Parrish, who plays Lara-Jeans beloved big sister Margot, showed just how bonded the Covey sisters were and joined Lana Condor (Lara-Jean) and Anna Cathcart (Kitty) in a song.

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Using the melody of Beach Boys classic Barbara Ann, the trio choreographed a mini routine to celebrate, roping in Peter Kavinsky himself (Noah Centineo) to film it.

As hes heard giggling behind the camera, the trio declared To All The Boys were getting a third movie…but then had to stop when they realised they didnt know (or couldnt say) when it was coming out.

Way to keep us on the hook, guys! Were already obsessed to see how this turns out.

Covey girls behind the scenes to all the boys sequel

The girls seem just as excited as us about the upcoming film! (Picture: Netflix)

The films, based off the books by Jenny Han, may deviate a little from the first movie after the Netflix smash hit incorporated bits of the second novel.

The book follows the fallout of that tape from the ski trip and its effects on Lara-Jean and Peters relationship.

Meanwhile, another letter receiver John Ambrose (played by Jordan Burnett) comes back into Lara-Jeans life, and rekindles his friendship with her, much to Peters annoyance.

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Will they stay true to the books? Or will there be a twist we dont see coming?

Guess it well have to wait til Feb to find out…

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To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You launches 12 February on Netflix.

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Eddie Murphy cant stop smiling as he arrives in Georgia for Coming To America sequel

Eddie and Arsenio arrived in Georgia to start filming for the Welcome To America sequel (Picture: Ba..

Eddie Murphy, Arsenio, and the two actors in a still from Welcome To America

Eddie and Arsenio arrived in Georgia to start filming for the Welcome To America sequel (Picture: Backgrid/Paramount)

Eddie Murphy could not help but flash a smile as he and Arsenio Hall arrived in Georgia to commence filming on the Coming To America sequel.

The two actors looked in great spirits as they were seen hopping off the plane in Georgia to begin work on the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 film, Coming To America, which is conveniently titled Coming 2 America.

In the original movie, Eddie starred as Prince Akeen, the Prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, while Arsenio played the role of Semmi, Akeems best friend.

The films story concerned Prince Akeem arriving in the US in the hopes of finding a woman to marry and the sequel, which is being released 32 years after the original motion picture, focuses on Akeem returning to the US to find his long-lost son.

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Eddie flashed a smile for the camera as he arrived. He played the role of Prince Akeem in the original film (Picture: Backgrid)

Many cast members from the original film, including James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and Vanessa Bell Conway are all expected to reprise their roles.

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Wesley Snipes and SNL star Leslie Jones have also signed on to appear in the sequel.

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Arsenio, who plays the role of Semmi, is also reprising his role for the sequel (Picture: Backgrid)

The movie is being directed by Craig Brewer, with Kevin Misher set to produce.

Meanwhile, the screenwriters of the original film, David Sheffield and Barry W. Blaustein, have also been attached to the project.

Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy in Coming To America

Coming To America was a massive success upon its release in 1988 (Picture: Paramount)

Coming To America was a massive success upon its release in 1988, grossing $288 million worldwide.

Fans had long anticipated a follow-up movie, with the sequel finally being confirmed in January.

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Eddie previously revealed that he was thrilled to be able to reprise his role for the second installment.

In a statement, the 58-year-old said: After many years of anticipation, Im thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward.

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Who was in the Little Women 1994 cast – from Winona Ryder to Christian Bale?

The story of the March sisters has touched many hearts (Picture: Sony Pictures)

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A scene from the 1994 movie adaption of Little Women where Mrs March (Susan Sarandon) is sat surrounded by her daughters Jo (Winona Ryder), Meg (Trini Alvarado), Amy (Kirsten Dunst) and Beth (Claire Danes)

The story of the March sisters has touched many hearts (Picture: Sony Pictures)

With the trailer for the new adaptation of Little Women being released this week, fans are now patiently waiting for the classic to hit the cinema this Christmas.

The movie, based on a novel by the late author Louisa May Alcott, stars Saoirse Ronan (Jo), Emma Watson (Meg), Florence Pugh (Amy) and Eliza Scanlen (Beth) as the March sisters – and will be launched during the holiday season on 27 December, 2019.

If you cant wait until then, dont fret: this is the eighth time the popular book has been made into a movie, meaning there are plenty of other versions for you to enjoy.

There were two silent films released in 1917 and 1918, though there is no known copy of the first one, as well as one from 1933, which starred the screen legend, Katharine Hepburn.

In 1949, the fourth version was released by Merbyn LeRoy, followed by three more in recent years.

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However, its the 1994 movie that stands out among all of the Little Women adaptions – but who was in it and where have you seen them before?

Jo March – Winona Ryder

Jo March (Winona Ryder) and Laurie (Christian Bale)

Jo just wanted to become a famous writer (Picture: Sony Pictures)

Winona Ryder, 47, was already an established actress when she accepted the role of Jo March, with a break-out appearance in the cult movie Heathers in 1989, as well as Beetlejuice (1988) and Edward Scissorhands – where she was the female lead against Johnny Depp (1990).

She expertly portrays the sister who dreams of breaking free from the shackles placed upon her by society (women of that time were expected to simply marry and have babies), wanting to become a famous writer.

Since the movie came out, Winona has gone on to make even bigger films, including the psychological drama Girl, Interrupted (1999) with Hollywood star Angelina Jolie and the critically-acclaimed Black Swan (2010), which was based on the ballet, Swan Lake.

Meg March – Trini Alvarado

A scene from Little Women with Mrs March (Susan Sarandon), Beth (Claire Danes) and Meg (Trini Alvarado)

Meg always helped out at home and just wanted a family of her own (Picture: Sony Pictures)

Trini Alvarado, 52, is among the lesser known actors in the 1994 film.

Shes appeared on stage as well as on the big screen, and her first movie was Rich Kids in 1979, when she was just 12 years old.

Since playing Meg, the timid sister who values good manners and just wants to find a nice man to settle down with, Trini has appeared as Dr Lucy Linskey in The Frighteners (1996) and Marie Alweather in Paulie (1998). Shes also done some work on TV.

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Amy March – Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst at the premiere for Little Women in Culver City in 1994

Kirsten is still a well-known name in Hollywood (Picture: Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Amy March is the youngest sister. Shes the sassy child who dreams of being whisked off her feet by a wealthy man, but grows up to become a talented artist who eventually marries for love.

Though make no mistake, hes still rich.

The character is played by Kirsten Dunst, 37, for the majority of the movie, but she hands over the part to Samantha Mathis (who plays Amy when she gets older) towards the end.

Kirsten was just 12 years old at the time, but went on to star in hit films such as Interview With A Vampire – which was released that same year – a film in which she had to kiss a 30-year-old Brad Pitt – and Jumanji (1995).

She successfully managed to navigate her childhood fame into a glittering Hollywood career and has appeared in The Virgin Suicides (1999), the Spider-Man trilogy (2002, 2004, 2007) and Lars Von Triers Melancholia (2011), to name a few.

Beth March – Claire Danes

Beth March played by Claire Danes

Dearest Beth is always in the background (Picture: Sony Pictures)

Beth is part of the main cast but yet always seems to linger in the background. If the trailer is any indication, the portrayal of the character will continue in much the same tone for the 2019 version.

Quiet though she may be, Beth still made a big impression on viewers (especially given how things ended for her) and actress Claire Danes made a name for herself with the part.

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Two years later, she starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo+Juliet, the movie adaption of William Shakespeares tragic love story.

Other hit movies the 40-year-old has appeared in include The Rainmaker (1997), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) and Stardust (2007).

As for her current projects, shes busy playing Carrie Mathison in Homeland – a gig shes had since the show launched in 2011.

Mrs March – Susan Sarandon

Mrs March (Susan Sarandon) braids Jo's (Winona Ryder) hair as Meg (Trini Alvarado) hangs about in the background

Susan Sarandon is considered one of the most influential actresses of her time (Picture: Sony Pictures)

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