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.

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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