- Going Full Circle: Generations of Filipino Artists Share the Stage to Perform “Circle of Life” From Disney’s The Lion King
- Collaboration of the mother-daughter tandem; Zsa Zsa Padilla and Karylle; and the father-son team-up of Piolo and Iñigo Pascual
- A rare musical collaboration showing the much-loved music of Disney’s “The Lion King”
By now an iconic song long after the release of Disney’s “The Lion King” 25 years ago, ‘Circle of Life’, written by Elton John and Tim Rice, has since spawned many renditions, thus taking its rightful place as a pop culture classic.
Today, Disney brings this epic song closer to Filipino fans with the collaboration of the mother-daughter tandem of Zsa Zsa Padilla and Karylle; and the father-son team-up of Piolo and Iñigo Pascual, all of whom performed a roaring rendition of ‘Circle of Life’.
This rare musical collaboration shows how the much-loved music of Disney’s “The Lion King” has transcended different generations; just as they parallel the deep connection between Mufasa and Simba.
The video of their performance can be seen here.
“Our family’s a big Disney fan. I remember as a kid, my mom bought a trapper keeper of The Lion King,” Karylle shares.
“It truly is a thrill to be working with Disney, most especially because I get to do it with Kaye,” added Zsa Zsa.
Sharing similar sentiments, Piolo said, “Anytime that I get to perform with Iñigo, it’s always memorable for me.
When my son was growing up we would bond over Disney movies.”
For young artist Iñigo, it was an enjoyable experience to be performing with such exceptional performers.
“I grew up watching The Lion King so it’s an honor to be collaborating with Disney.
To be able to sing with everyone was so much fun.”
Along with a revived version of ‘Circle of Life’, the live-action adaptation of Disney’s “The Lion King” also features updated renditions of ‘Hakuna Matata’ and ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ plus new songs like Beyonce’s ‘Spirit’.
With visionary director Jon Favreau at the helm, the original story of Disney’s “The Lion King” rises to new heights through innovative filmmaking techniques and technology that pushes the boundaries of storytelling.
As viewers follow Simba’s journey to becoming king, they will also be immersed in photo-real imagery of the Pride Lands.