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(2019)

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This film will be released on the 25th anniversary of The Lion King (1994).
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James Earl Jones, Hans Zimmer, and Elton John are the only people who worked on the original animated film that reprise their respective roles, as the voice of Mufasa, the composer of the film, and songwriter.
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Jeremy Irons was disappointed that he didn't get to reprise his role as Scar, as James Earl Jones got to reprise his role as Mufasa.
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This will be Jon Favreau's second live action Disney movie based on a Disney animated movie after directing The Jungle Book (2016).
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Billy Eichner (Timon) and Seth Rogen (Pumbaa) recorded their lines together, much like how Nathan Lane (Timon's original animated counterpart) and Ernie Sabella (Pumbaa's original animated counterpart) did so in the original 1994 animated film, as well as in its direct-to-video/DVD sequel and midquel.
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The hyenas Shenzi, Kamari and Azizi are named after the Swahili words for "savage," "mighty" and "moonlight." Kamari and Azizi were originally named Banzai and Ed in the 1994 animated film, but were given African names for this film.
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Disney has never marketed its 2019 "The Lion King" as "live-action." Numerous media outlets have persisted in incorrectly representing the film as live-action since the day its production was announced in 2016. The press revived this incorrect description in their coverage following the Nov 2018 teaser-trailer's release despite its obvious use of computer animation. This has prompted widespread confusion about the term "live-action." The media's and other laymen's confusion may be attributable to a lack of awareness of the technical term "photorealistic" and the novelty of the film's production technologies. Animation artists and animated-film industry experts describe the animation style as "photorealistic CGI". The film's Virtual Production Supervisor Girish Balakrishnan says the film is not live action per se, but has "a completely photorealistic live-action, yet CG, aesthetic [emphasis added]".
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The hyena Azizi is slightly deranged. Azizi means "moonlight," as moonlight is associated with mental illness. Eric Andre plays Azizi in this adaptation, which is perfect because his silly style of humor is very twisted and unhinged.
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Scar's villain song "Be Prepared" was originally to be left out of the film due to its Nazi themes of which the Disney executives were afraid to tackle and also because Chiwetel Ejiofor's voice was not fit for the singing. This drew a lot of ire from film critics and fans. However, the studio relented and put back the song in the film.
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Hugh Jackman was rumored to voice Scar, of which was quickly denied by his representative. Nearly three weeks after this rumor, it was eventually confirmed to be Chiwetel Ejiofor, making his second time voice acting in a film after Sherlock Gnomes (2018).
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Is the next live action reboot in line after Aladdin (2019). Similarly, the original animated The Lion King (1994) was the next Disney animated feature film to be released after the original animated Aladdin (1992).
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Beyoncé is being considered for the role of Nala. She is director Jon Favreau's top choice. She was eventually confirmed to indeed be taking the role in November 2017.
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Jon Favreau cast Chiwetel Ejiofor in the role of Scar as he had impressed Favreau after watching his antagonistic performance as Baron Mordo in Doctor Strange (2016).
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In November 2017, Hans Zimmer was announced to return to compose the music for this film, as he did with the 1994 film. On a similar note, director Jon Favreau previously was able to get hold of Richard M. Sherman to compose The Jungle Book (2016) like he did so with the 1967 film.
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John Kani (Rafiki) and Florence Kasumba (Shenzi) have both starred in features about the comic book hero the Black Panther T'Challa, also an African prince. Kani starred as T'Challa's father T'Chaka in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Kasumba played Ayo in Black Panther
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Unlike the 1994 original animated film, all the lions in this production are voiced by actors of African descent, whereas in the original only Mufasa, young Nala, Sarafina, and Sarabi were. This also applied to young Simba, but only with his singing voice.
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Rafiki in this film is voiced by an actual African actor, being John Kani, unlike his original animated counterpart where he had been voiced by an American actor (Robert Guillaume) using a Swahili accent.
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Both Donald Glover (Simba) and James Earl Jones (Mufasa) have worked on Star Wars movies, though on separate occasions. James Earl Jones provides the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars films that he appeared in, and Donald Glover is set to appear as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).
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Two of the hyenas are given African names. The hyenas Banzai and Ed are being changed to Kamari and Azizi. Shenzi's name remains the same.
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The film may employ songs from the "Lion King" musical, particularly "Shadowlands" (a song dedicated to Nala).
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This is John Oliver's second live-action adaptation of an animated feature, after having worked on The Smurfs live-action films as Vanity Smurf.
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Donald Glover (Simba), Alfre Woodard (Sarabi) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar) have all appeared in live action Marvel films. Glover was in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Woodard was in Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Ejiofor was in Doctor Strange (2016), all of these films released after Disney's acquisition of Marvel.
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Donald Glover and Chiwetel Ejiofor appear in The Martian (2015) as co-workers; they will appear in this film as nephew and uncle.
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Even though James Earl Jones reprises his role as Mufasa, he is 46 years older than Chiwetel Ejiofor, who had been cast as Scar, Mufasa's younger brother, unlike in the original 1994 animated film where Jones was only 17 years older than Jeremy Irons.
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Whoopi Goldberg (Shenzi in the original animated film) and Keegan-Michael Key (Kamari in the live action reboot) both voiced characters in Disney/Pixar's Toy Story franchise. Goldberg was in Toy Story 3 (2010) as Stretch the Rubbery Octopus, whilst Key was in Toy Story 4 (2019) as Ducky.
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The Teaser trailer was released on On November 22, 2018, during the annual Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving day game. Following the premiere, the trailer was uploaded online.
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Two of Alfre Woodard's old co-stars from Dinosaur (2000), Samuel E. Wright and Max Casella, both starred in the Broadway version of "The Lion King" in 1997, where they played Mufasa and Timon respectively.
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Much like with the original The Lion King (1994), many actors from this film have made appearances in Sesame Street (1969) sketches over the years, as well as in stuff related to The Muppets. Billy Eichner (Timon) and John Oliver (Zazu) have even met with some Muppets at times on their own talk shows.
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Alfre Woodard's third time voice acting in a film, after Dinosaur (2000) and The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002), the former of which being another Disney film.
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Both John Oliver (Zazu in the live action reboot) and Rowan Atkinson (Zazu in the original animated film) have starred in live action films based on Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Oliver was in The Smurfs (2011) and its sequel De Smurfen 2 (2013) as Vanity Smurf, whilst Atkinson was in Scooby-Doo (2002) as Mondavarious.
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Billy Eichner's third time voice acting in a film, after Penguins of Madagascar (2014) and Angry Birds (2016).
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Beyoncé (Nala) was born in September 1981, only four days before Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who in his childhood was the voice of Simba as a cub in the original The Lion King (1994).
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Jon Favreau is the first person to direct two Disney live action remakes, in this case The Jungle Book (2016) and this film.
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This is the first Disney production of The Lion King where Ed the Hyena (renamed Azizi in this version) is voiced by someone other than Jim Cummings.
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Second collaboration between Alfre Woodard (Sarabi) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), after 12 Years a Slave (2013).
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In the original Matthew Broderick (Simba) was left-handed and Jeremy Irons (Scar) was right-handed, in this the it is the villian, Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar) who is left handed and Donald Glover (Simba) who is right-handed.
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Unlike the 1994 version most of the cast are African or African American. In fact Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, and John Oliver are the only main Caucasian actors in the remake. Those three members of the main cast are the only ones not voicing any lions, hyenas, or animals with Swahili Accents.
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Billy Eichner (Timon) and Seth Rogen (Pumbaa) have both voiced characters in movies by DreamWorks Animation. Eichner was in Penguins of Madagascar (2014), and Rogen was in Shrek the Third (2007), Kung Fu Panda (2008), its two sequels Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), and Monsters vs. Aliens (2009).
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Though a different incarnation of the character, this is Sarabi's first appearance outside the original The Lion King (1994), the only time her original animated counterpart ever made an appearance.
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"The Hawaiian War Chant" didn't return from the original 1994 animated film due to time constraints.
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Alfre Woodard (Sarabi), John Oliver (Zazu) and Seth Rogen (Pumbaa) have all appeared in films by Nickelodeon Movies. Woodard was in The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002), Oliver was in Wonder Park (2019), and Rogen was in The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008).
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Beyoncé's second time voice acting in a film, after Epic (2013). That film also had her voicing a queen, though unlike Nala, she'd already been a queen from the get go.
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James Earl Jones (Mufasa), John Oliver (Zazu), and Seth Rogen (Pumbaa) are the only cast members to have done previous voiceover work in live action films in the past.
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The Lion King (2019) will be one of the first films to be released on Disney+ alongside Toy Story 4 (2019) and Frozen 2 (2019).
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John Oliver (Zazu), Keegan-Michael Key (Kamari), and Billy Eichner (Timon), as well as Director Jon Favreau, had all voiced characters in films by Sony Animation. Oliver was in The Smurfs (2011) and its sequel De Smurfen 2 (2013), Key was in Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), Angry Birds (2016), The Star (2017) and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), Eichner was in Angry Birds (2016), and Favreau was in the first Open Season (2006) movie.
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John Oliver (Zazu) and Billy Eichner (Timon) are both talk show hosts, being of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014) and Funny or Die's Billy on the Street (2011) respectively.
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Alfre Woodard appeared in Star Trek: First Contact (1996), while James Earl Jones and Donald Glover both appeared in Star Wars films. The original The Lion King (1994) also featured Whoopi Goldberg and the late Madge Sinclair, who had both appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987); Sinclair also appeared in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986).
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John Oliver (Zazu in the live action reboot) previously appeared alongside Matthew Broderick (Simba in the original animated film) in Wonder Park (2019) by Paramount Animation/Nickelodeon movies four months prior. Oliver voiced Steve the Porcupine, whilst Broderick voiced June's Dad.
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Though a different incarnation of those characters, this film will mark the first time that Pumbaa and Ed the Hyena (renamed Azizi in this version) will not be voiced by Ernie Sabella and Jim Cummings respectively. Sabella and Cummings had voiced their original animated counterparts in every appearance prior (films, TV series, video games, etc.) as they are replaced with Seth Rogen and Eric Andre respectively.
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Both Donald Glover (Simba) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar) appeared in Ridley Scott's film The Martian (2015).
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The second film directed by Jon Favreau where the main villain is played by a Black British actor, after The Jungle Book (2016), a fellow live action reboot of a Disney animated feature film.
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Donald Glover (Simba in the live action reboot) and Matthew Broderick (Simba in the original animated film) both voiced characters in the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time with Finn & Jake (2010). Glover voiced Marshall Lee, whilst Broderick voiced the Dream Warrior and the Spirit of the Forest.
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Alfre Woodard's second film that takes place in Africa, after The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002), which also had her voicing a big cat mother. There she collaborated with the voice of series' protagonist Eliza Thornberry, Lacey Chabert, who appeared in the original The Lion King (1994)'s direct-to-video sequel The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) as the voice of Vitani as a cub in the Outlander Pride.
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Seth Rogen's third voice over job in a live-action film, after The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) (Hogsqueal) and Paul (2011) (the titular character) 11 and 8 years prior respectively. This is also his first voice over performance in a live action film to not release the same year as a film in DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda franchise, of which Rogen appeared in.
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Seth Rogen's fifth voice acting performance in a film that's not from DreamWorks Animation, after The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), Horton (2008), Paul (2011), and Sausage Party (2016).
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Billy Eichner (Timon) and Shahadi Wright Joseph (Young Nala) also appeared together in fellow musical Hairspray Live! (2016).
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Florence Kasumba, who voices Shenzi in this film, also appeared as the same character in the German musical version of "The Lion King".
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Keegan-Michael Key's fourth time voice acting in a film not distributed by Columbia Pictures, after The Lego Movie (2014) and Storks (2016), as well as his second not distributed by Warner Bros. either, after fellow Disney film Toy Story 4 (2019) released a month prior.
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Seth Rogen who had been cast as Pumbaa previously voiced a talking sausage named Frank in Sausage Party (2016). Sausages are meat from pigs, and Pumbaa being a warthog is a member of the pig family.
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John Kani's first film to have "Lion" in the title since White Lion (2010) released nine years ago.
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Florence Kasumba and John Kani are the second and third actors who'd been in a Black Panther film to appear in a film by Jon Favreau. The first had been Lupita Nyong'o who appeared in the fellow Disney live action reboot The Jungle Book (2016), all of whom appeared in Black Panther (2018) released a year prior.
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James Earl Jones's second time voice acting in a live action film that's not associated with the Star Wars franchise. He also did so in Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997) 22 years prior.
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Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Beyoncé (Nala) and James Earl Jones (Mufasa) were in films by Blue Sky Studios. Rogen was in Horton (2008), Knowles was in Epic (2013) and Jones was in Robots (2005).
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Billy Eichner (Timon) previously appeared in the spin-off film to DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar trilogy, Penguins of Madagascar (2014), where he voiced one of the minor humans in the film. In the original The Lion King (1994)'s Direct-to-Video/DVD Midquel The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (2004), Timon's uncle Max was voiced by Jerry Stiller, father of Ben Stiller, who voiced Alex the Lion in the main Madagascar films.
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John Oliver and Billy Eichner have both appeared in episodes of Bob's Burgers (2011) on separate occasions.
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Both Seth Rogen (Pumbaa in the live action reboot) and experienced voice actor Jim Cummings (Ed in the original animated film) have been in films of DreamWorks Animation's Shrek franchise, both voicing captains. Cummings voiced the Captain of the Guards in the first Shrek (2001), and Rogen voiced the Ship Captain in Shrek the Third (2007).
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Billy Eichner's (Timon) birthday is on September 18th, only one day before the birthdays of Jeremy Irons and Ernie Sabella, the voices of Scar and Pumbaa respectively in the original animated film.
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Even though they play Simba and Scar respectively (uncle and nephew), Donald Glover is only six years younger than Chiwetel Ejiofor. Similarly in the original 1994 animated film, the voice of Simba (Matthew Broderick) was only 14 years younger than the voice of Scar (Jeremy Irons).
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Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar in the live action reboot) and experienced voice actor Jim Cummings (Ed the Hyena in the original animated film, who also voiced the gopher and filled in for Jeremy Irons as Scar during the last few lyrics of the song "Be Prepared") have both been in films in the Gnomeo & Juliet Franchise on separate occasions. Cummings was in the first Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) by Disney's Touchstone Pictures label as Featherstone whilst Ejiofor was in its sequel Sherlock Gnomes (2018) by Paramount Animation as Gnome Watson.
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Billy Eichner (Timon) and Keegan-Michael Key's (Kamari) second movie collaboration, after Angry Birds (2016), of which even had a sequel released the same year as this film and featured Eric Andre's on-and-off partner Hannibal Buress.
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Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), John Oliver (Zazu) and Keegan-Michael Key (Kamari) also appeared alongside Billy Eichner (Timon) in an episode of Eichner's talk show Funny or Die's Billy on the Street (2011) on separate occasions.
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The hyena Kamari is strong. Kamari means "mighty", as might is associated with ferocity.
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Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Nathan Lane and Jim Cummings (Shenzi, Banzai, Timon, and Ed the hyena in the original 1994 animated film) and Seth Rogen and Beyoncé Knowles (Pumbaa and Nala) in the live action reboot have appeared in animated films by 20th Century Fox Whoopi Goldberg was in The Pagemaster (1994), Cheech Marin was in Ferngully the last Rainforest (1992), Nathan Lane and Jim Cummings were in Titan A.E. (2000), Seth Rogen was in Horton Hears a Who (2008), and Beyoncé Knowles was in Epic (2013).
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Voice acting debut for Eric Andre (Azizi).
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Although it is implied Nala is younger than Simba Beyoncé who plays Nala in the film is 2 years older than Donald Glover who plays Simba.
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Several YouTubers view the movie as the most unnecessary of Disney's CGI remakes.
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Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane (Simba and Timon in the original 1994 animated film) appeared alongside Keegan-Michael Key (Banzai/Kamari in the live action reboot) in the live action American sitcom Modern Family (2009).
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James Earl Jones is the only actor to reprise a role from the original 1994 animated film he reprised his role as Mufasa while Matthew Broderick was replaced with Donald Glover as Simba, Moira Kelly was replaced with Beyoncé Knowles as Nala, Nathan Lane was replaced with Billy Eichner as Timon, Ernie Sabella was replaced with Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Robert Guillaume was replaced with John Kani as Rafiki, Rowan Atkinson was replaced with John Oliver as Zazu, the late Madge Sinclair was replaced with Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Jeremy Irons was replaced with Chiwetel Ejiofer as Scar, Whoopi Goldberg was replaced with Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, Cheech Marin was replaced with Keegan-Michael Key as Banzai/Kamari, and Experienced Voice Actor Jim Cummings was replaced with Eric Andre as Ed/Azizi the Hyena.
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The trailer for the movie, which played ahead of Mary Poppins Returns (2018), was screened in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio, although it was shot in 1.90:1.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The film uses the original songs from The Lion King (1994), it will also feature new songs:
  • from the stage adaptations, "Shadowlands" (Nala leaves Pride Rock) and "He Lives In You" (Rafiki summons Mufasa's spirit to counsel Simba)
  • and two original songs, "Don't Leave Me" and "Cry of the Pride Lands".
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In the original movie the characters to have African names are Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Sarabi, Zazu ,Rafiki, Pumbaa and Shenzi while the only ones to have Non-African names are Scar, Timon, Banzai and Ed. Scar and Timon are the only characters to have their names stay the same in the live-action remake (Scar is assumed to be a Nickname due to the Scar he has), while Banzai and Ed are the only ones to be renamed.
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