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The Lion King (2019)

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 118 min Animation, Adventure, Drama

Story: After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
Jon Favreau
Jeff Nathanson (screenplay by) | Brenda Chapman (story) | Irene Mecchi (characters) | Jonathan Roberts (characters) | Linda Woolverton (characters)
Jon Favreau (p.g.a.) | Karen Gilchrist (p.g.a.) | Jeffrey Silver (p.g.a.)
Hans Zimmer
Caleb Deschanel
Adam Gerstel | Mark Livolsi
Casting Director
Sarah Finn
Production Designer
James Chinlund
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As Chiwetel Ejiofor told Entertainment Weekly, Scar feels that he isn’t where he is supposed to be, that the universe is out to get him and he is being denied something that he feels he’s owed, in this case, the throne. It has shades of Stannis Baratheon’s claim to the Iron Throne, but instead of being governed by a strict sense of duty and right, Scar is governed by envy and desire. That psychology results in Scar having a massive chip on his shoulder and crafting a narrative in his head that he’s the downtrodden hero that has been mistreated by the world and those around him. And he naturally sees Simba as someone else who stands in his way. Despite being a member of the royal family, this character, inspired by Hamlet’s King Claudius, sees himself as an outcast and pals around with the hyenas that also don’t have a place within the circle of life governed by the pride. You can see why Chiwetel Ejiofor was so excited to dig into Scar’s psychology because there’s a lot going on there. Chiwetel Ejiofor talked about what that psychology would do over time, but it’s also interesting to ask what birthed those feelings in the first place. Therefore, there is curiosity if The Lion King will explore the history of Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Scar at all. In the original film, Scar is simply named Scar and the audience never really getx to know much about how he got his namesake.
It was the prospect of getting inside his head that made Chiwetel Ejiofor really want to play Scar, as he explained: “I was interested in understanding the real psychology of Scar, the psychology of a person who always feels as if they have been somehow mysteriously overpassed by the fates, by the gods themselves. That sense of not being in the rightful place and therefore living in a kind of parallel universe to the one that you’re supposed to be in, what sort of psychology would that mean, and what would it go to over a period of time?”

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Box Officeas of 09/02/19
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Release date

Jul 19, 2019 (United States)

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Technical Details

Runtime 118 minutes
Sound Mix DTS (DTS: X) / Dolby Atmos / Dolby Surround 7.1 / Dolby Digital (5.1 surround) / IMAX 6-Track / 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)
Color Info Color
Aspect Ratio 1.43 : 1 (some scenes) (select IMAX Laser venues) / 1.85 : 1 / 1.90 : 1 (IMAX digital and laser venues)
Camera Arri Alexa 65, Panavision Sphero 65, 2400mm, & Canon 150-600mm Zoom Lenses / Arri Alexa IMAX, Panavision Sphero 65, 2400mm, & Canon 150-600mm Zoom Lenses
Laboratory Company 3 (digital intermediate)
Negative Format Codex
Process ARRIRAW (6.5K) (source format) / Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format) / Dolby Vision
Printed Format D-Cinema (also 3-D version)

Release Details

Country of Origin United States
Languages English



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This is Jon Favreau’s second Disney remake based on a Disney animated movie after directing The Jungle Book.
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 appears as a young Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Billy Eichner’s third time voice acting in a film, after Penguins of Madagascar and The Angry Birds Movie.
Both John Oliver (Zazu in this remake) 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 and its sequel The Smurfs 2 as Vanity Smurf, whilst Atkinson was in Scooby-Doo as Mondavarious.
John Oliver (Zazu), Keegan-Michael Key (Kamari), and Billy Eichner (Timon), as well as Director Jon Favreau, had all voiced characters in theatrical films by Sony Animation. Oliver was in The Smurfs and its sequel The Smurfs 2, Key was in Hotel Transylvania 2, The Angry Birds Movie, The Star and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Eichner was in The Angry Birds Movie, and Favreau was in the first Open Season movie.
Hugh Jackman was rumored to voice Scar, 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.
John Oliver (Zazu in this remake) previously appeared alongside Matthew Broderick (Simba in the original animated film) in Wonder Park by Paramount Animation/Nickelodeon movies four months prior.
Donald Glover (Simba), Alfre Woodard (Sarabi) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar) have all appeared in live action Marvel films. Glover was in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Woodard was in Captain America: Civil War, and Ejiofor was in Doctor Strange; all of these films released after Disney’s acquisition of Marvel.
John Kani (Rafiki) and Florence Kasumba (Shenzi) have both starred in features about the comic book hero, the Black Panther; T’Challa was 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.
The second film directed by Jon Favreau where the main villain is played by a Black British actor, after The Jungle Book, a fellow remake of a Disney animated feature film.
Much like with the original The Lion King, many actors from this film have made appearances in Sesame Street sketches over the years, as well as in stuff related to The Muppets. Billy Eichner (Timon), John Oliver (Zazu), and Keegan-Michael Key (Banzai/Kamari) have even met with some Muppets at times on their own talk shows.
John Oliver (Zazu) and Billy Eichner (Timon) are both talk show hosts, being off Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Billy on the Street respectively.
Donald Glover (Simba in this remake) and Matthew Broderick (Simba in the original animated film) both voiced characters in the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time. Glover voiced Marshall Lee, while Broderick voiced the Dream Warrior and the Spirit of the Forest.
Alfre Woodard’s second film that takes place in Africa, after The Wild Thornberrys Movie, which also had her voicing a cheetah mother; she collaborated with the voice of series’ protagonist Eliza Thornberry, Lacey Chabert, who appeared in the original The Lion King’s direct-to-video sequel The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride as the voice of Vitani, a cub, in the Outlander Pride.
Alfre Woodard’s third time voice acting in a film, after Dinosaur and The Wild Thornberrys Movie, the former of which being another Disney film.
Rafiki in this film is voiced by an actual African actor, being John Kani, unlike his original animated counterpart. The original had been voiced by an American actor (Robert Guillaume) using a Swahili accent.
John Kani’s first film to have “Lion” in the title since White Lion released nine years ago.
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, Oliver was in Wonder Park, and Rogen was in The Spiderwick Chronicles.
Unlike the 1994 original animated film, all the lions in this production are voiced by actors of African descent. In the original, only Mufasa, young Nala, Sarafina, and Sarabi were. This also applies to young Simba as well, but only with his singing voice.
Both Donald Glover (Simba) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar) appeared in Ridley Scott’s film The Martian.
This is the next Disney remake in line after Aladdin. Similarly, the original The Lion King was the next Disney animated feature film to be released after the original animated Aladdin.
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.); they will both be replaced with Seth Rogen and Eric Andre respectively.
Though a different incarnation of the character, this is Sarabi’s first appearance outside the original The Lion King. This is the only time her original animated counterpart ever made an appearance.
Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Beyoncé (Nala) and James Earl Jones (Mufasa) were in films by Blue Sky Studios. Rogen was in Horton Hears a Who!, Knowles was in Epic and Jones was in Robots.
Keegan-Michael Key’s second time voice acting in a film not distributed by either Sony Animation or Warner Animation Group, after Toy Story 4 which also released in 2019.
Alfre Woodard appeared in Star Trek: First Contact, while James Earl Jones and Donald Glover both appeared in Star Wars films. The original The Lion King also featured Whoopi Goldberg and the late Madge Sinclair, who had both appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation; Sinclair also appeared in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
The hyenas Shenzi, Kamari, and Azizi are named after the Swahili words for “savage,” “mighty,” and “moonlight,” respectively. Kamari and Azizi were originally named Banzai and Ed in the 1994 animated film, but were given African names for this film.
The hyena Azizi is weird. Azizi means “moonlight,” as moonlight is associated with the strange. Eric Andre plays Azizi in this adaptation, which is perfect because of his silly style of humor is very crazy and strange
James Earl Jones, Hans Zimmer, Elton John, and Tim Rice 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 songwriters.
In November 2017, Hans Zimmer was announced to return to compose the music for this film, as he did for the 1994 film. On a similar note, director Jon Favreau previously was able to secure Richard M. Sherman to compose The Jungle Book, as he did, for the 1967 film.
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.
Second collaboration between Alfre Woodard (Sarabi) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), after 12 Years a Slave.
Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar in this remake) 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, by Disney’s Touchstone Pictures label as Featherstone, while Ejiofor was in its sequel Sherlock Gnomes, by Paramount Animation as Gnome Watson.
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.
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.
Seth Rogen’s fifth voice acting performance in a film that’s not from DreamWorks Animation, after The Spiderwick Chronicles, Horton Hears a Who!, Paul, and Sausage Party.
Two of Alfre Woodard’s old co-stars from Dinosaur, 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.
Both Seth Rogen (Pumbaa in this remake) 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, and Rogen voiced the Ship Captain in Shrek the Third.
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, Jones was only 17 years older than Jeremy Irons.
Billy Eichner (Timon) previously appeared in the spin-off film to DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar trilogy, Penguins of Madagascar, where he voiced one of the minor humans in the film. In the original The Lion King’s Direct-to-Video/DVD Midquel The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata, Timon’s uncle Max was voiced by Jerry Stiller, father of Ben Stiller, who voiced Alex the Lion in the main Madagascar films.
John Oliver and Billy Eichner have both appeared in episodes of Bob’s Burgers on separate occasions.
Whoopi Goldberg (Shenzi in the original animated film) and Keegan-Michael Key (Banzai/Kamari in this remake) both voiced characters in Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story franchise. Goldberg was in Toy Story 3, as Stretch the Rubbery Octopus, while Key was in Toy Story 4 as Ducky.
Donald Glover and Chiwetel Ejiofor appear in The Martian as co-workers. Here, they appear in this film as nephew and uncle.
Billy Eichner’s (Timon) birthday is on September 18th, only one day before the birthdays’ of Jeremy Irons and Ernie Sabella. Both of these actors are the voices of Scar and Pumbaa, respectively, in the original animated film.
Jon Favreau cast Chiwetel Ejiofor in the role of Scar after Favreau watched his antagonistic performance as Baron Mordo in Doctor Strange.
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. This also applies to its direct-to-video/DVD sequel and mid-quel.
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 Billy on the Street on separate occasions.
Scar’s villainous song “Be Prepared” was originally to be left out of the film due to its Nazi themes, which Disney executives were afraid to tackle, and because Chiwetel Ejiofor’s voice was not fit for the singing. This drew a lot of ire from film critics and fans until the studio relented and put a shortened version of the song back in the film.
The film employs songs from the Broadway “The Lion King” musical, particularly “Shadowland” (a song dedicated to Nala) and possibly “He Lives in You”.
Billy Eichner (Timon) and Keegan-Michael Key’s (Kamari) second movie collaboration, after The Angry Birds Movie, of which had a sequel released the same year as this film; it featured Eric Andre’s on-and-off partner Hannibal Buress.
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 13 years younger than the voice of Scar (Jeremy Irons).
Billy Eichner (Timon) and Shahadi Wright Joseph (Young Nala) also appeared together in fellow musical Hairspray Live!.
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.
The hyena Kamari is strong. Kamari means “mighty”, as might is associated with ferocity.
Florence Kasumba, who voices Shenzi in this film, also appeared as the same character in the German musical version of “The Lion King.”
“The Hawaiian War Chant”, did not return from the original 1994 animated film, due to time constraints.
The Lion King will be one of the first films to be released on Disney+ alongside Toy Story 4 and Frozen II.
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 remake) 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).
The teaser trailer was released on November 22, 2018, during the annual Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving night game. Following the premiere, the trailer was uploaded online.
In the original, Matthew Broderick (Simba) was left-handed and Jeremy Irons (Scar) was right-handed. In this film, Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar) who is left handed and Donald Glover (Simba) who is right-handed.
Voice acting debut for Eric Andre (Azizi) in a feature film; he previously did voice over for Netflix’s Disenchantment (2018).
Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane (Simba and Timon in the original 1994 animated film) appeared alongside Keegan-Michael Key (Banzai/Kamari in the remake) in the American sitcom Modern Family (2009).
James Earl Jones is the only actor to reprise a role from the original 1994 animated film as Mufasa. 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 Jim Cummings was replaced with Eric Andre as Ed/Azizi the Hyena.
The trailer for the movie, which played ahead of Mary Poppins Returns (2018), was screened in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio; it was shot in 1.90:1.
Although it is implied, Nala is younger than Simba. Beyoncé, who plays Nala in the film, is two years older than Donald Glover, who plays Simba. In the 1994 original, Matthew Broderick was less than six years older than Moira Kelly.
Although Timon & Pumbaa are much older than Simba, Donald Glover (who plays Simba) was born in 1983 is only one year younger than Seth Rogen, who was born in 1982 and five years younger than Billy Eichner, who was born in 1978. In the 1994 original, Ernie Sabella was almost 14 years older than Matthew Broderick, and Nathan Lane is 6 years older than him.
A group of elephants can be seen near Mount Kilimanjaro in the original trailer. This means that the film is set in Tanzania.
Jeremy Irons expressed interest in reprising his role as Scar.
Nathan Lane (Timon in the original 1994 animated film) and John Oliver (Zazu in the remake) have also appeared in an episode of The Daily Show (1996).
Nathan Lane (Timon in the original 1994 animated film) and Alfre Woodward (Sarabi in the remake) have previously appeared in The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True (1995).
Amy Sedaris’s 4th time voice acting in a theatrical film, after Chicken Little, Shrek the Third and Puss in Boots; the former of which was also from Disney.
Amy Sedaris’ 2nd time in a film directed by Jon Favreau, following Elf released 16 years prior.
John Kani (Rafiki) was also in The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), which is also about lions.
The Moving Picture Company, the lead vendor on The Jungle Book, provided visual effects; he was supervised by Robert Legato, Elliot Newman and Adam Valdez.
Production on the film commenced in mid-2017 in Los Angeles, California, utilizing “virtual-reality tools”, per Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Legato. Virtual Production Supervisor Girish Balakrishnan said on his professional website that the filmmakers used motion capture and VR/AR technologies.
This serves as the final credit for film editor Mark Livolsi, who died in September 2018.
Benedict Cumberbatch turned down the role of the voice of Scar.
Alfre Woodard (Sarabi) was in another live-action/CGI hybrid Disney film 19 years earlier as a lemur named Plio in Dinosaur (2000); both her characters are the foster/mother of the main protagonist (Aladar/Simba).
Keegan-Michael Key’s 3rd Disney film, after Tomorrowland and Toy Story 4, the prior of which also released in 2019.
This movie is frequently referred to (quite wrongly) as a “live-action” film, despite not having a single living thing, human or otherwise, actually appearing on screen.
Keegan Michael-Key (Banzai/Kamari in this remake) and experienced voice actor Jim Cummings (Ed/Azizi in the original animated film) would later work together in the upcoming Sony Animation film The Mitchells vs The Machines (2020).
Donald Glover’s first theatrical voice role.
Shahadi Wright Joseph (young Nala) screamed when she found out Beyoncé was going to be in the movie; she stated “and when I found out she was going to be playing the older [version of my character] me, I really had to step my game up and think about what Beyoncé would want.”
Jon Favreau stated, “It feels like we’re restoring a classic historic architectural landmark. How do you update it without changing the personality of it? How do you take advantage of all the new technological breakthroughs, but still maintain the soul and the spirit of the original Lion King?” he told EW on set. “I think this film is a culmination of all the live-action adaptations that Disney has done of their animated classics. The idea of taking these characters and this music, just as the stage play took it, sticking closely to the story but reinventing it for a different medium; I thought that this technology would be separate enough from the animated film that it felt fresh and new, yet completely related to the original. And by the time Jungle Book was done, we had a lot of facility with this technology. So you’re hitting that part of your stride when you’re saying, ‘Now, what can I really do with this?'”
J.D. McCrary (young Simba), who pads around the Pride Lands as young Simba, gushes, “Donald Glover is so talented that I actually did have to take it into consideration. Because if Simba is going to grow up to be some sort of figure and you know of it, you have to keep that motive.”
Chiwetel Ejiofor says of the towering 6’2 James Earl Jones: “For those of us who grew up with James Earl Jones and his voice, the comfort of that is going to be very rewarding in taking us on this journey again. It’s a once-in-a-generation vocal quality.”
Seth Rogen raves of Knowles-Carter, “I was once shoved aside by her security guards backstage at the Grammys.”
According to actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Scar is not a cool and collected British lion with an angry streak; he’s more of a powder keg ready to explode.”
Chiwetel Ejiofor commented on how important it is that this version has largely cast actors of African American descent. The original film had Caucasian actors like Irons, Matthew Broderick, and Moira Kelly taking on the roles of African characters; there was criticism about it. This was something that was addressed in the Broadway version (though that too has received some feedback), and Ejiofor noted how important it is that the remake did the same thing: “The Lion King is a wonderful opportunity to bring in a cast of black actors to play these extraordinary iconic roles. “Obviously, I feel very connected to anything African, because of my heritage, and that’s why it’s a very special experience to me.” Shahadi Wright Joseph, who plays young Nala, agreed, sharing her own personal story of how she identified with the character growing up: “Representation is really important because you have all of these amazing characters inspiring little black girls and black boys. [I know] Nala inspires little girls, because that happened to me when I was younger; I literally said that I wanted to be her.”
Jon Faverau stated about casting Beyonce as Nala, “I’ve seen her live and she’s a unique talent, to say the least, and when I finally spoke to her, after reaching out. Although her persona onstage is bigger than life, she’s very down to earth and is very much dedicated to her family and having a life that is human-scale.”
In an interview, Chiwetel Ejiofor remarked on how his version of Scar is more “psychologically possessed” and “brutalized” than the one played by Jeremy Irons in the 1994 animated film. The original Scar, whose treacherous character mirrors Claudius in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, tended to give off an air of strength and confidence, while having a violent temperament stirring underneath. But this time around, Ejiofor indicates that his version of Scar is more openly obsessive, frustrated, and enraged. “There’s something quite interesting in knowing that you’re always holding a lethal capacity,” he said. “At the end of it, you’re playing somebody who has the capacity to turn everything on its head in a split second with outrageous acts of violence.”
In the performance of Timon’s big songs “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Hakuna Matata” (shared with Pumbaa), audiences will also get acquainted with Eichner’s musical theater pedigree, a defining, if underused, side of his identity as an artist that he can’t wait to reveal. “Nathan Lane has a great singing voice [but] he didn’t lean into it fully in the original version of The Lion King,” he says. “I lean into a little bit more, and I think that’s another way that this version is distinct: Timon’s singing voice in this version is different than the original, and I think that adds a different flavor to it. When Timon speaks and when he’s quote-unquote ‘being funny,’ he’s very loud and boisterous, but the singing allows this vulnerable side, a slightly softer side, especially in ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ and other moments. So I was glad that they encouraged me to do that because for me personally, it was pretty major.”
Rogen describes the Timon-Pumbaa relationship that he and Eichner forged as “a little bit of a married-couple dynamic. They care deeply for one another. They’re very, very, very close friends, and like any two – I’m gonna say people who spend a lot of time together, they start to have things that start to bother one another about each other. Like, meerkats are very quick, fast-paced animals, and warthogs are a little on the slower side. And that dynamic pays off.” Plus, Rogen adds, “it takes on a whole new shape once Glover’s Simba enters the picture and is quickly convinced to live a life of languid luxury. Donald really added a hilarious element to the dynamic, and I really felt like me, him, and Billy made a bizarre yet very functional comedic trio.”
Billy Eichner (Timon) was always Favreau’s inspired first choice, a rising talent who has skyrocketed into the comedy elite over the past three years with his bright wit, pop culture expertise, and tantamount-to-Timon quippiness. “He’s physically the smallest character, but he has one of the bigger personalities, and I love the combination of those two things,” Eichner says. “I kind of played into Timon, as I’ve done with many characters of mine, [the notion that] he might be small in stature but he has a huge sense of entitlement, which is always funny to play.”
Favreau’s encouragement to the cast and crew took several forms, from the first days of pre-production to the film’s current post-production animation crunch; Rogen and Eichner were able to experience their version of it on their very first day on set. The director tasked the pair with performing the entire movie together three times in a black-box theater, twice with script in hand and once without. “Jon said, ‘I want you to walk through it,’ like we were doing a play, like we were doing a live version of The Lion King – this was the first thing we did,” says Eichner. By the third run-through, when they’d familiarized themselves with the beats of each scene, Favreau had them abandon their scripts and improvise and as of Eichner’s most recent viewing of the film, “a shocking amount” of improvised dialogue has remained intact from that session.
Eichner and Rogen knew that a difference in tone would be necessary for the photo-realistic aesthetic style that defines Favreau’s film. As Eichner puts it, “Lane and Pumbaa portrayer Ernie Sabella kept in their characters, the vaudeville banter of the Broadway production of Guys and Dollsthey had just concluded, before recording their roles in the 1994 film.” In Disney’s National Geographic-chic reinvention, the theatrics had to be recalibrated, if not toned down. “Seth and I are obviously not coming out of a production of Guys and Dolls, but I think overall our dynamic is a bit more conversational,” says Eichner. “I’m not saying it’s subtle, but it is conversational.” Rogen echoes the evaluation: “To me the funniest parts are how casual and off-handed our rapport is, in that it really does not feel like we’re putting on a show. It just feels like two characters who genuinely know one another very well. And that’s Jon’s sensibility. Jon is so good at grounding things. I remember that’s why I was obsessed with Swingers when I was young – it’s one of the most grounded comedies I’ve ever seen. And so Jon was always, in a great way, hard on [us] that it shouldn’t feel cartoony.”
Scar’s appearance and role in the film is based on Zira and her biological son, Nuka, from Simba’s Pride. Like Zira, he has a torn ear and both serve as the primary antagonist in their respective films. Likewise, both Scar in this film and Nuka, are skinny looking and have thin looking manes.

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