Just when you thought the cast of Disney’s The Lion King remake could not possibly get anymore exciting, Beyoncé stepped on board. And, if we couldn’t wait before, we are dying of excitement now. Featuring an almost all black cast of unbelievably talented individuals, this animated classic is about to take on new life and we are ready for the nostalgia – it’s in good hands. The news was announced yesterday:
— Disney (@Disney) November 1, 2017
With the queen Beyoncé voicing Nala, the cross-industry prodigy Donald Glover voicing Simba, our very own theatre legend John Kani voicing Rafiki, could we have hand-picked a better team to give new life to the childhood treasure that is The Lion King? No. Disney has also taken into account just how attached we are to the original and kept James Earl Jones (from the 1994 animated movie) as the voice of the ever-mighty Mufasa. Also, the hilarious Seth Rogen as Pumbaa – yes.
An all-star cast if we ever saw one:
— Disney (@Disney) November 2, 2017