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Sing-Along Versions of 'The Lion King' and 'Beauty and the Beast' Will Hit Disney+ in August

The streaming platform is expanding its sing-along range, so you can croon along to 'The Circle Of Life' and 'Be Our Guest' from your couch.
By Sarah Ward
July 26, 2022
By Sarah Ward
July 26, 2022

Here's one way to brighten up this supremely frosty winter: rug up indoors, get cosy on the couch and belt out a tune while watching your favourite Disney musicals. Earlier this year, the Mouse House announced that it was bringing sing-along versions of heap of its popular flicks to Disney+, starting with Encanto. If you're done singing about Bruno, you can now look forward to crooning along with The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast as well.

The OG animated version of The Lion King — not the recent live-action version — is getting the at-home karaoke treatment, hitting the streaming platform on Friday, August 5. Yes, that's when you'll be able to feel the love (tonight), and celebrate the circle of life as well.

It'll be joined by a sing-long version of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, so there's your double feature sorted.

Prefer to sing about being someone's guest or tales as old as time instead? Then make a music-filled date with Beauty and the Beast — both versions — on Friday, August 19. So, you can pick between the 1991 animated flick and the 2017 live-action movie, or give your lungs a workout to both back to back.

Plus, if you're not done with Disney fairy tales, Tangled will also get the sing-along treatment on the same date.

Gone are the days when you had to wait for special cinema screenings to do what everyone can't stop themselves from doing while watching these films anyway — which, depending on how well you can hold a tune or how confident you are singing in public, might be a blessing.

If you're new to the whole sing-along setup, as you watch, lyrics will dance across your TV screen when it's time to belt out ballads. So, if you don't know all the words yet (or if you're viewing with someone who thinks they do, but inserts their own mistaken lyrics), they'll all be there for you.

Disney+ currently has sing-along versions of Moana and The Little Mermaid available as well — and, as also announced earlier this year, Frozen and Frozen 2 are on their way.

The sing-along versions of The Lion King and The Lion King II: Simba's Pride will be available to stream via Disney+ from Friday, August 5 — and sing-along versions of both the animated and live-action versions of Beauty and the Beast, as well as Tangled, will hit on Friday, August 19.

Published on July 26, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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