Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Seth Rogen & Billy Eichner to voice Timon & Pumbaa for The Lion King

04.25.2017

"Nants ingonyama bagithi baba (there comes a lion)! Sithi uhhmm ingonyama (oh yes, it's a lion)!"

Sorry, I needed to get that out of my system before moving on to the news portion of this article. Actually, wait ... nope, I'm not done yet. I feel another song coming on. Sing this one with me, okay? Are you ready? 

"Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase. Hakuna Matata!Ain't no passing craze. It means no worries. For the rest of your days. It's our problem-free philosophy Hakuna Matata!"

Ah, don't you feel better now that we've got that out and into the open? I know that I sure do! Anyway, the reason I've got songs from Disney's THE LION KING parading around in my head is because it's been announced that comedians Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner are in final negotiations to join Jon Favreau's live-action version of THE LION KING!

Naturally, Rogen will voice the warthog Pumbaa, while Eichner will lend his whiny vocal stylings to the meerkat Pumbaa. I say whiny, but in all honesty, Eichner has really grown on me in the past few years thanks to his hilarious 'Billy on the Street' skits. As far as Seth Rogen, I've loved that guy since the days of FREAKS AND GEEKS - one of my favorite television series of all-time. 

Rogen and Eichner will join Donald Glover who will lead the charge as the lion cub Simba while the legendary James Earl Jones will voice Simba's father Mufasa. The question now is, who will voice the characters of Scar, Nala, and the hyenas? 

THE LION KING will proudly strut into theaters on July 19, 2019.

CLICK IMAGE TO OPEN GALLERY & SEE MORE PICS...

Extra Tidbit: Seriously, what was Scar's name before he actually got that scar on his face? Think about it.
Source: The Wrap

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

8:32AM on 04/26/2017
Wait they're both playing Pumbaa? This is breaking news ;)
Wait they're both playing Pumbaa? This is breaking news ;)
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
7:51PM on 04/25/2017

Extra Tidbit

His name was Taka
His name was Taka
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:21PM on 04/25/2017
Yep, just spent like two minutes looking it up on the Disney wiki, and you're right.
Yep, just spent like two minutes looking it up on the Disney wiki, and you're right.
7:34PM on 04/25/2017
why do people keep calling it live action? when all your characters are computer generated and no doubt a good section of the landscapes will be digitally altered in some fashion and there no humans in the story. its a fucking computer animated movie... not live action?
why do people keep calling it live action? when all your characters are computer generated and no doubt a good section of the landscapes will be digitally altered in some fashion and there no humans in the story. its a fucking computer animated movie... not live action?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
6:48PM on 04/25/2017
Good choices, there. I like Billy on the Street a lot, and I think he'll do well with that part. Have to say, I wasn't on board with this remake at all to begin with because, like Beauty and the Beast, I felt that the animated version couldn't be improved upon. But knowing that Jon Favreau is at the helm again, gives me confidence that he'll work his magic, once more.
Good choices, there. I like Billy on the Street a lot, and I think he'll do well with that part. Have to say, I wasn't on board with this remake at all to begin with because, like Beauty and the Beast, I felt that the animated version couldn't be improved upon. But knowing that Jon Favreau is at the helm again, gives me confidence that he'll work his magic, once more.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:21PM on 04/25/2017
"Rogen will voice the warthog Pumbaa, while Eichner will lend his whiny vocal stylings to the meerkat Pumbaa." in case it gets fixed
"Rogen will voice the warthog Pumbaa, while Eichner will lend his whiny vocal stylings to the meerkat Pumbaa." in case it gets fixed
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:20PM on 04/25/2017
Which Meerkat is Pumbaa? Does timon know he has competition with a meerkat that shares the same name as his warthog compatriot?
Which Meerkat is Pumbaa? Does timon know he has competition with a meerkat that shares the same name as his warthog compatriot?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:52PM on 04/25/2017
Good casting!
Good casting!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:37PM on 04/25/2017
Perfect casting in my opinion; both of their comedic personalities suit each character every well.

Maybe Zoe Saldana for Nala, and Benedict Cumberbatch for Scar.
Perfect casting in my opinion; both of their comedic personalities suit each character every well.

Maybe Zoe Saldana for Nala, and Benedict Cumberbatch for Scar.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:57AM on 04/26/2017
Cumberbatch for Scar - now that's a great shout, I was wondering who else could do Jeremy Irons justice
Cumberbatch for Scar - now that's a great shout, I was wondering who else could do Jeremy Irons justice
4:45PM on 04/27/2017
I always thought Keifer Sutherland and Jeremy Irons sound identical sometimes. I thought it was Irons the first time I watched Phonebooth.
I always thought Keifer Sutherland and Jeremy Irons sound identical sometimes. I thought it was Irons the first time I watched Phonebooth.
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting