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Cannot wait! Planet Earth II was so good, and I'm so pumped for Blue Planet II!Bring on that "Blue Planet II Suite"! Can't wait! ;-)"Must There Be A Superman?", track 5 ;)Where is the score for Batmans nightmare scene? Thanks :)I wanted to see the movie and never did. Now I know what to listen for when I see it. Thanks for the help!
So... Film Music Reporter is reporting that Zimmer, Shea and Klebe will score Blue Planet II. If it's anything like Planet Earth, I will be one happy individual.Geoff Zanelli who has worked on every Pirates film is doing Pirates 5I'm hoppping it comes out the day of the movie comes out but Disney is releasing some of the merchandise after the movie comes out if you would like to know I would try going to the composer Geoff Zanellis website and asking theme it usually takes 2 days but they will email back if not call the Disney music group or Remote Control ProductionsHans Zimmer and Conrad Pope in a film together would be awesome!!Where can I get sheet music of Mother Africa Reprise or, if necessary, the whole soundtrack
Yes ok I then had a look at Conrad Pope. That guys has orchestrated "Jurassic Park" (and many many others) so yes it seems that the "love" cue could have been completely in his hand. And note this is the first Time Conrad Pope is credited as Additional composer here, maybe this is just because of that cue... Now we need to wait for Hybrid , maybe one day we will know the answer.So I agree it's likely that Conrad Pope was involved with the "Love" cue, but watch what's gonna happen...<br><br>We're gonna find out that cue is 100% Zimmer, and we're all gonna have our minds blown. Cause honestly, that type of thing happens a lot. :PHi, anyone know when Pirates 5's Audio CD will be released? I am collecting all Pirates' Soundtrack and I will buy also this new one. Thanks fot the answers.He's done a few scores (Pavilion of Women is outstanding), but he's better known as a veteran orchestrator for many years for composers like John Williams, Alan Silvestri and Alexandre Desplat. In other words, he knows what he's doing. Quite unexpected for him to show up on an RCP score!I don't think lego Batman soundtrack is overrated at all . Great emotion and themes . I found you is a great robin theme also .
Lego Batman is the most overrated score this year to me. The Boss Baby is not amazing either imo, but it has a very clear thematic structure.Who is Conrad Pope ? Is he RCP ?I want this soundtrack NOW!!!! I think lorne is the most interesting composer to come out of RCP since PowelllNot great . This is not Hans music unfortunatelyNo the best sad to say. Sounds like Hans didn't do much in it. Lego Batman is still winning for me this year for best score so far for sure
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The Lion King
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  1. Circle Of Life - Carmen Twillie (3:58) *
  2. I Just Can't Wait To Be King - Jason Weaver, Rowan Atkinson & Laura Williams (2:49) **
  3. Be Prepared - Jeremy Irons (3:38) *
  4. Hakuna Matata - Nathan Lane & Ernie Sabella (3:31) **
  5. Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Joseph Williams & Sally Dworsky (2:56) **
  6. This Land (2:53)
  7. ...To Die For (4:16)
  8. Under The Stars (3:43)
  9. The Hyenas (4:06) #
  10. King Of The Pride Rock (5:57)
  11. Circle Of Life - Elton John (4:50)
  12. I Just Can't Wait To Be King - Elton John (3:35)
  13. Can You Feel The Love Tonight (End Title) - Elton John (3:59)
*Produced & arranged by Hans Zimmer

**Produced & arranged by Mark Mancina

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Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2017-02-18 22:36:46
The Lion King remake in the works now has James Earl Jones back. Would Zimmer be a part of this if he were asked?

Jennie reply Replies: 1 || 2017-02-15 20:38:00
I love this soundtrack. Did someone here know where i can find, score soundtrack for Simba´s Pride ?


DMC13TM2017-02-16 08:20:08
There is no official release of the score. But in the player on Nick Glennie-Smith's profile you can find final theme.

DMC13TM reply Replies: 1 || 2016-04-05 22:00:45
Can anybody explain about "Theme Park"? What is the track? What its origins?


Michael Poleschuck2017-02-16 04:10:42
It's a Lion King Theme Park at Disneyland, Animal Kingdom. And it's Nick Glennie-Smith's work with Hans Zimmer's themes.

Mephariel reply Replies: 7 || 2016-10-30 06:34:33
There is a rumor out there that Harry Gregson-Williams has been confirmed for The Lion King.

Hybrid, can you confirm this?


Lovmusic2016-10-30 07:05:54
I saw that Balfe was attached ? That would be great


ei182016-10-30 07:07:17
Where are you guys reading these rumors?


...2016-10-30 09:17:41
Apparently the info is on the IMDB.

I don't mind HGW scoring it, but I really don't want anyone to go near that story/score again. HZ should do it again!


Edmund Meinerts2016-10-30 22:16:20
But how should Hans do it again? Write an entirely new score with just a couple connections to the original? I have a very hard time imagining Zimmer wanting to sign on to do something like that, retreading old ground. Re-arrange the old score into the new film? I really, really hope they don't do that (I'm already worried that's what they're doing with Alan Menken on the new Beauty and the Beast).

I think it's definitely worth hearing a new composer's take on it. Just like if they ever get around to rebooting Lord of the Rings, I'd be super excited to hear a new take on that story that isn't Howard Shore.

This is simply an imdb credit, which I barely give more credence than a Wikipedia credit. Unless proven otherwise I'm assuming it'll be Debney.


Mephariel2016-10-30 23:36:05
I kind of agree. But Zimmer did say that he had a lot of unused material.

And also, judging from The Jungle Book, whoever is doing is will basically do a lot of what you are suggesting: rearranging Zimmer's original score and re-imagining it.


Mike2016-10-31 01:56:42
If Menken is returning for his "reboot," they might at least ask Zimmer for courtesy's sake. He's said many times how this score is very personal for him... which means he may or may not be more likely to take it on, depending on how that affects him. I seem to recall him saying once that he wishes he could redo certain parts of the score differently (don't remember where), so this would give him the chance.


Gotham Rogue2016-10-31 08:03:53
I'm excited regardless of Hans' return. Debney did a great job merging old themes with his own, and hopefully Menken will write new music alongside his old music. If Hans does come back, I'll be beyond thrilled to see what he does with it, but I would really enjoy any composer revisiting this material and adding their own twist.

ei18 reply Replies: 12 || 2016-09-28 16:58:00
Do you guys think Hans will return for the new live action Lion King?


Waymann2016-09-28 16:59:36
Don't know but, they are gonna use original songs from the animation movie.


ggctuk2016-09-28 17:38:30
You can bet if they DON'T go for Zimmer, they might go for somebody like Michael Giacchino, especially given how much he's already done for Disney so far (quite a few Pixar scores under his belt, his Zootopia score, which is great, BTW. I'd definitely buy an expanded version, plus Doctor Strange and Rogue One to name a few he's done for Disney). Either way, they'll most likely be reprising all of Zimmer's themes.

Certainly an interesting development that pretty much everybody called after the success of The Jungle Book.

And BTW, the film is going to be all-CG, so it definitely won't be 'live action'.


0-^-02016-09-28 18:47:26
Would be very interesting if Hans Zimmer scored this. He's said numerous times that the score for the animated film could have been far better had he had more time to work on it. This could be the opportunity for him to put those final touches upon this gem of a score. Hey, I for one will welcome it even if turns out to be a note-by-note re-recording of the original, too - as long as the essences of the original is maintained, of course


trent easton navarro2016-09-28 19:05:14
If not Zimmer than it'll probably be John Debney who'll score this one.


LP2016-09-28 20:01:25
Hans has to be the person who gets to decline the gig if he wants to. His arrangement of the Circle of Life with Lebo M was the hook that got you into the movie.


ggctuk2016-09-28 22:12:41
Why does it seem that everybody expects Debney to do it if Zimmer doesn't? I know he did well with The Jungle Book, but consider this: Debney has ONLY done The Jungle Book in this line of movies. The reason they went for Debney is most likely to do with the fact they couldn't get hold of the original composer. Which, seeing as that was George Bruns, is on account of the fact that he died 33 years ago. James Newton Howard did Maleficent and Cinderella was done by Patrick Doyle.

Given they got Alan Menken to do Beauty And The Beast (and is likely to be asked when they get around to The Little Mermaid and Aladdin), I would imagine they WILL be approaching Hans Zimmer, Mark Mancina, Lebo M and the whole team to do a new version.

Failing that, Michael Giacchino is Disney's current composer golden-boy at the moment, so he's a possibility too. There's a whole load of composers who could do it that I'm too lazy to list given I've actually listed several already.


ggctuk2016-09-28 22:31:30
You guys really need to make a proper forum so we can edit our own posts instead of bumping.

I stand corrected on the Debney thing: he's kind of Favreau's go-to guy (he scored 4 of Favreau's 8 films). Still doesn't make it ironclad that Debney will be the composer.


Hybrid Soldier2016-09-28 22:47:05
And are you forced to jump on everything TLK related, even on something Hans will probably not score ? :P


ggctuk2016-09-28 23:25:16
This might come as a shock to you, but Hans Zimmer is not exactly my favourite composer and I have not watched many movies with his work in it (in truth, only two or three where I enjoyed the music). As far as scores go, The Lion King is on my top 10, but not in my top 5. My all-time favourite composer is John Williams. Michael Giacchino and Jery Goldsmith are next on my list, followed by James Horner, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman... Zimmer's quite low on the list.

As far as scores go, my favourite all-time scores are Star Wars by John Williams and Star Trek by Goldsmith and Giacchino. But as they're not RCP composers, there's no place to talk about their works on this site. I could write tons more on those scores than I ever could write on anything Zimmer related, and that includes this score.

Since obviously anything I write is considered a NUISANCE to you fine, upstanding folks, I think I shall just not bother with this site any more. Because how dare I participate in any discussions on the few Zimmer scores I actually like, right?

Good day, sir.


Edmund Meinerts2016-09-29 00:32:06
Hey, man, no need to get so touchy. I for one appreciate your posts (and I don't really see anyone saying otherwise). But you have to admit it is kind of funny how you only ever seem to comment on a few things (and yeah, Lion King about 80% of the time - in fact, the only other score I can recall you ever commenting on is Terminator Genisys).

Debney seems likely for this, since Jungle Book was very well-received (both film and score) and the Favreau connection. But you know who would be a fantastic choice? MARK MANCINA! Disney experience, check. Got the chops for it, check. Worked on the friggin' original and would know exactly where and when to use elements from it in the remake, check. You can't go wrong!


Frank2016-09-29 00:48:20
I guess if Disney can bring Alan Menken back for the live action version of Beauty and the Beast, they could certainly bring Hans back for The Lion King


Mike2016-09-29 01:43:23
ggctuk has also commented on TASM 2. And yes, as Edmund said, you make good posts! Please don't feel chased out. :P

I do wonder what Zimmer would do with the project if he were asked and said yes. He already scored to Batmans, so I doubt he'd feel that objection to it. But if Debney scored it, we're almost guaranteed that references to the original will be made throughout.

Mike reply Replies: 1 || 2014-01-22 04:14:53
I don't want this question taken the wrong way, so as a preface, I'm merely asking it as a question, not as a way of passing judgement on the score. The Lion King score is immensely popular, from what I can tell, so can anyone who loves this score give me a thoughtful explanation as to WHY you love it? It's alright, but for some reason, it's one of the few Zimmer scores that has never done that much for me one way or the other. But I'm genuinely curious to know what those who love it love it for.


Joshua2014-01-22 05:37:20
For me its all from a sentimental standpoint. This was the first score i ever bought as a kid. The whole reason I adore film music today is because of this album.

matthew reply Replies: 0 || 2013-12-08 17:13:35
anybody heard the new Hobbit score from Shore??
well I haven't seen the movie but go and check out the last track. if you really crazy about the lion king score, then in Beyond The Forest there is a little surprise for you.




Kusi reply Replies: 4 || 2011-06-24 09:36:29
new Intrada releases on 28th

here are the clues from Intrada about one of two releases:

When next week arrives, Tuesday in particular, we'll be reaching a cool landmark. Your support for some 25 years has made it possible. No question, my staff gets credit, too. You won't think it's the biggest thing since sliced butter or whatever but you'll probably enjoy what's happening.

We'll have two new CDs to offer on Tuesday, June 28. Both are premieres. One's an eighties action score from a veteran composer that offers what might be his finest main theme ever, heard in complete form during the end credits. What a great tune! And incredible action music, too. What's not to like? It's a Special Collection limited release, with 2000 copies to go around.

The other CD not only gives you an Oscar-winning masterpiece, with melody and action galore, but ushers in a brand new series of CDs actually produced and co-branded by one of the entertainment industry's true giants. With this new partnership, it excites me to know that so many wonderful soundtracks we all have been hoping would see the light of day... will finally see that day.

But back to now. For our two newest CDs, you'll find artwork and sound samples on our site Monday evening, June 27. Orders begin shipping on Tuesday. I hope you'll support these releases, and I trust you'll look forward to some great things in the months ahead. Happy listening!


....could be Lion King?


Andrew2011-06-24 10:45:50
Lion King has been released before by Disney in some form so it cannot be a premier release. Also I don't think "action galore" is the term to describe this music with in a general sense.


Bou2011-06-24 13:54:29
hmmmm... souds like it's "Up" My Giacchino


Ravi Krishna2011-06-24 14:23:15
There is a fair amount of action music in TLK actually (the elephant graveyard, stampede and final battle scenes for example), but I too think it's more likely to be Up because of the other clue that the score hasn't had a CD release before, which TLK unfortunately did... however lousy.

On the positive side, this is good news 'cos Disney is finally seeming to lift the fortifications around their vault. Maybe it's time to mail the petition to them? :-) I just hope our penace finally bears fruit at last!


Andrew2011-06-24 14:23:33
I am sure Lion King is somewhere on their to-do list anyway.

Iceboy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
Anyone know about this release? Someone has it mislabelled under a Japanese release:

Disc 1

1. Circle of Life (04:03)
2. Wait for the Signal (01:02)
3. All The Light Touches (03:27)
4. Plotting (04:28)
5. The Elephant Graveyard (05:19)
6. Kings of the Past (02:36)
7. Hyenas (02:33)
8. Be Prepared (03:45)
9. Scar Were Hungry (01:22)
10. The Stampede (03:49)
11. Run Away (03:52)
12. A New Era (01:54)

Disc 2

1. Timon and Pumba (00:39)
2. Hakuna Matata (03:34)
3. Under the Stars (03:20)
4. Reunion (04:49)
5. Can You Feel The Love Tonight (03:02)
6. Remember (08:43)
7. This is My Home (02:49)
8. Return, King of Pride Rock (12:48)
9. Aternate 3 (03:00)
10. Alternate 4 (03:46)

Total Duration: 01:24:40

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
It's almost identical to the 25-track expanded that I have. The tracks here are slightly longer. They probably just end earlier.

Iceboy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
Is it SFX free?

Dakota reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
Yes Sir

Mr Tweedy reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-21 00:00:00
@Dakota

"The tracks here are slightly longer."
On the 25tracks version, most of the cues were already slowed down to make them longer. Tracks from this 2CD are even longer... for me it looks like somebody tried to re-work the 25 version to make it look more interesting... nothing new or interesting here. Prove me I'm wrong ! :)

Jo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-08 00:00:00
Love HZ & TLK!!!!

I was wondering how it works, when there are songs written by people and then the 'rest' of the score by the composer, in this case HZ.... the melody of Circle Of life, for example, is in the score as well. Who wrote that originally? Tim Rice? and Hans incoporated it into the score then?

Same with Pearl Harbor and There You'll Be... did Dianne Warren write the melody of that song, and HZ put into his score? Or the other way around? Or do they work together on such things?

Mozared reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-08 00:00:00
For those who are still looking for the lyrics to the opening chant in circle of life: they are posted on The Lion King's page on IMDB, under trivia.

Chris Birchenough reply Replies: 0 || 2009-03-17 00:00:00
This is probably the greatest score ever written, Hans Zimmer is the greatest classical composer in human history, yes I said it!

Simba reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-22 00:00:00
Greatest movie ever created!!!!

Have all versions of all films on my iPod^^

simba FTW

ash reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-02 00:00:00
amaaaaaaaazing

boccacgp reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-20 00:00:00
sam-ba-hi-ta-de-wi-a-ku-ze!!!

boccacgp reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-17 00:00:00
I looked an all those forums, in scripts, dictionaries, I used all of the links Pridelander and others gave, but I haven't found it! Ok, Ingonyama, nengw enamabala; but what is that second thing? When the chorus starts? I can't find it anywhere! It's something else then the thing on the begining! Please help! I need it, I am making an arrangement for my choir, but i just can't put in "la-la-la" on that part! Please send me an email if you can on boccacgp@hotmail.com and I'll be forever grateful.

Shadleyvw reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-28 00:00:00
Pridelander you legend! I figured as much, usually you can tell where the orchestra is from by the contractor, in this case it was Reggie Wilson, and it also makes mention of Tonia Davall, who in the last couple of years has done some of the orchestra contracting in London, but in the case of LK, she only contracted some of the choirs
anyway, send me an email
shadleyvw@yahoo.co.nz

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-28 00:00:00
Oh and I posted some information about African lyrics of TLK songs/score in the forum.

http://www.hans-zimmer.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=3978

I hope I could make a website about TLK lyrics (like LotR's), but I need more time... :(

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-28 00:00:00
According to the end credits:
http://www.lionking.org/endcredits.html
Music Recorded at MEDIA VENTURES (USA), TODD A-O SCORING (USA), ANGEL STUDIOS (UK), BOP STUDIOS (South Africa)

I think the orchestra was recorded only in the US (Todd A-O). And the chorus and/or songs were recorded in the US, UK, and S. Africa.

Shadleyvw reply Replies: 0 || 2008-10-28 00:00:00
Does anybody know where the orchestra for Lion King was recorded? UK or US?

Alex reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-02 00:00:00
Oh and Triston, I know what you're talking about, I've been looking for that for so long for kinda the same reason haha. I found it once, but once again, on my old computer... Grrr Windows...

Alex reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-02 00:00:00
There's a bunch of the african lyrics on here

http://www.lionking.org/lyrics/

...I just noticed that Pridelander already posted that hahaha. BTW <3 TLK and Hans Zimmer :)

And I have another website bookmarked on my old computer, it has a lot more of the African words on it. Unfortunately, I'm still in the process of resurrecting that stupid thing... I forgot to back up some kinda important music file and stuff, so if I happen upon the site again, I'll definitely post it ^-^

Triston reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-23 00:00:00
hi.. folks... to Pridelander... there is an additional ad zulu chant just as the lead female says the circle of life.. not the ingonyama chant.. and actually thats why i'm here.. i am also looking for the additional ad libs for the lion king songs that for some reason dont appear in the scores or lyrics... through my obssesiveness with the lionking.. and that we're putting on the play this summer... i have been able to fig out some.. but not all.. < i always thought it was swahili. :(.. prob cause Simba is swahili for lion.. so i just assumed that the other native tounges were swahili as well)... thanks for clearing that up barry.. Ingonyama is zulu for lion

if anyone knows the zulu adlibs please email them to me at T14309@hotmail.com.. cause i found this page by accident.. and'll prob have a hellova time findin it back

p.s... ladysasha.. if u haven't gotten the lyrics for this land under the stars and king of pride rock yet... email me and i'll email em to u.. or jus check the lyrics for lala, busa, and noyana and work your way through the lyrics like i did. they aren't the same lyrics from the film.. but there are some familliar words and phrases

this is what i can remeber from under the stars

"We sangoma ngi velelwe
We baba ngivelelwe
We baba ngivelelwe"....

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-18 00:00:00
Barry- please scroll down to my previous post on this page ;)

Barry reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-16 00:00:00
Does anyone know the additional Zulu lyrics at the start of the chorus of 'Circle of Life' ... They are sung briefly at the top of every chorus

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