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Meet the voice cast for the upcoming 2019 live-action remake of The Lion King

  • Donald Glover as adult Simba
  • Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as adult Nala
  • James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar
  • Billy Eichner as Timon
  • Seth Rogen as Pumba
  • John Oliver as Zazu
  • John Kani as Rafiki
  • Florence Kasumba as Shenzi
  • Keegan Michael-Key as new hyena Kamari, replacing Banzai
  • Eric Andre as new hyena Azizi, replacing Ed
  • Alfre Woodard as Sarabi
  • JD McCrary as young Simba
  • Shahadi Wright Joseph as young Nala
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Good News/Bad News: The Last 2D Animators at Disney are Doing Projection Mapping for Walt Disney World

The Good News: Legendary Disney animators Mark Henn (Tiana, Jasmine, etc.), Eric Goldberg (Genie, Phil, etc.), and Randy Haycock (adult Simba , young Hercules, etc.), are animating characters from Aladdin, The Little MermaidMoana, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, etc. USING THE CLASSIC, HAND-DRAWN METHOD for an upcoming Walt Disney World show, Happily Ever After, scheduled to debut May 12.

Besides the usual fireworks and pyrotechnics, Happily Ever After will feature the now de rigueur projection mapping on Cinderella’s Castle – only it will be done in glorious hand-drawn animation! What a wonderful way to keep kids aware of this now pretty-much-extinct Disney tradition!

The Bad News: Disney is wasting these legends on temporary theme park shows, when they could be using them to train a brand new generation of animators in the fine art of hand-drawn animation! Traditions like this MUST be passed down from one generation to the next, or else the intricacies and subtleties of the art form will be lost. Textbooks and video tutorials can only capture a fraction of the knowledge that these ‘old Masters’ have to share. It would be a shame if this knowledge died with them.

GIFs: Tiana animated by Mark Henn, Ursula animated by Eric Goldberg, Aladdin + Jafar animated by Randy Haycock 

Parts of musicals that make my heart feel Full™

* the fast talking/rapping(?) in ya got trouble
* the last little bit of non stop where everyone sings over each other
* when adult simba swings in like a badass for the last couple line of hakuna matata
* The harmonies in letters
* The key change in waving through a window
* The key change in what you own
* key changes in general tbh
* “strike! strike! strike strIKE STRIKE STRIKE”
* the harmonies in blackout and THOSE NOTES THEY HOLD FOREVER OMG
* “he’s not here. I AM HERE”
* The final chorus of do you hear the people sing
* The entire song of purple summer tbh
* “I hope you’re happy… my… friend”

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Another Lion Guard edit! Adult Kion and Fuli <3

The hardest part was making Nala look a lot slimmer to resemble a cheetah’s figure (especially her legs) but I think it turned out quite well. I also tried to make Kion’s jaw slightly bigger than Simba’s to look more like Mufasa…. even though it’s not that noticeable é_é