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Casting The Perfect Lion King Remake

Beyoncé as Nala is just the beginning

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Young Simba - Emjay Anthony

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Sadly, Jonathan Taylor Thomas is probably too old to play our beloved child protagonist. Fortunately, that's not the case for Emjay Anthony. Anyone who has Netflix has probably watched Chef. Emjay Anthony shines as the precocious and charming son of Jon Favreau.

Young Nala - Bella Ramsey

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Bella Ramsey is mostly known for her supporting character, Lyanna Mormont, on Game of Thrones. The scene stealing Ramsey has the perfect mix of sass and spunk for young Nala.

Scar - Idris Elba

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Let's be real. Idris Elba was straight terrifying as Shere Khan in The Jungle Book. Plus, he's already a favorite of Jonny Favs. This is a lock.

Timon - Aziz Ansari

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Aziz Ansari's pint-sized frame and mile a minute comedic rants are perfect for Timon. He would bring a fresh new spin on everyone's favorite wisecracking meerkat.

Pumbaa - Seth Rogen

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Seth Rogen has all the makings of Pumbaa. Pumbaa is the more subdued and lazy of the comedic duo yet he still brings the funny. Plus, he's got that signature stoner laugh.

Rafiki - Morgan Freeman

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Ever the wise elder, Rafiki plays a pivotal role in The Lion King. Morgan Freeman may not be as eccentric as the original Rafiki, but his commanding voice would add a touch of wisdom to the character.

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