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    Here's What The Live-Action Cast Of "The Lion King" Looks Like With Their Characters

    Can we skip 2018 and just go right to 2019?

    In case you missed it, Disney just confirmed the all-star cast for their live-action version of The Lion King and it's pretty much PERFECT.

    And while the movie won't hit theaters until 2019, let's just say we'll be humming "Hakuna Matata" and counting the minutes until we see Beyoncé, Donald Glover, and the rest of the cast in action.

    First, some music to set the mood...

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    And without further ado, the cast of The Lion King!

    Simba (Donald Glover)

    Nala (Beyoncé)

    Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor)

    Sarabi (Alfre Woodard)

    Zazu (John Oliver)

    Rafiki (John Kani)

    Pumbaa (Seth Rogen)

    Timon (Billy Eichner)

    Azizi, Shenzi, and Kamari (Eric André, Florence Kasumba, and Keegan-Michael Key)

    Mufasa (James Earl Jones)

    All we have to say is...can it just be 2019 already?!


    The third hyena who keeps their name from the original movie is named Shenzi, and is the only hyena whose name is the same as the original animated version. An earlier version of this post misnomered the hyena as "Kenzi" and also stated Disney changed all three names. The author once again apologizes for their mistake as they didn't realize how hungover they actually are.