disney: the lion king

“Out of all of the live action remakes announced, I don’t get the point in doing Lion King. All of the characters are animals, so how is that going to work? Is it just gonna be CGI animals with live action backgrounds? And with James Earl Jones playing Mufasa, it seems especially pointless. At least Jungle Book has a human interacting with them so there’s some purpose with that.’

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”


Lion King remake casts Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa

In the first sign that Disney’s new take on The Lion King is moving forward since it was originally announced back in September, director Jon Favreau has taken to his Twitter feed to start announcing the cast for the new film.

Donald Glover is set to voice the main role of Simba this time around, taking on the part from Matthew Broderick, while James Earl Jones is to reprise his role as the powerful Mufasa (because honestly, no one else would be allowed to, anyway!)

The Lion King is the latest Disney animated classic the studio to be given the live-action treatment, following the likes of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast which is out next month. While there are no human characters in the story, Favreau plans to bring the animation to life with the same CGI techniques he used on his critically-acclaimed live-action version of The Jungle Book last year. 

In addition to Simba, Glover is taking on another iconic role, playing Lando Calrissian in the young Han Solo Star Wars spinoff, which is currently filming. Jones, well known as a Star Wars veteran, reprised his voice work as Darth Vader in December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

‘Live-Action’ (yet 99.999% CG) Lion King Remake Begins Casting

Director Jon Favreau has announced the first TWO actors cast for his upcoming remake of The Lion King: Donald Glover (a.k.a. Childish Gambino, a.k.a. Young Lando) will play Simba. James Earl Jones (a.k.a. Darth Vader) will once again play his iconic role of Mufasa!