John Oliver to voice Zazu in Lion King remake

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John Oliver is set to take his place in the circle of life.

According to TheWrap, the Last Week Tonight host will provide the voice of Zazu in Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King. Rowan Atkinson previously voiced King Mufasa’s right-paw bird in the 1994 classic while Edward Hibbert took over the role in several followup projects.

Are we the only ones that think John Oliver should be playing a zebra?

Oliver will join a stellar cast that already includes Donald Glover as Simba, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner as Timon. James Earl Jones will also reprise the role of Mufasa.

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Jon Favreau’s CG remake of The Lion King is set to hit theaters on July 19, 2019.

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About Nick Spake

Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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