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The 1994 animated film The Lion King was a critical and commercial hit and beloved by families. The Disney movie won two Oscars and has grossed more than $968 million worldwide.
The animated version was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, with a voice cast that included Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg and Cheech Marin.
In September 2016, it was announced that Disney is doing a CGI remake of the film with Jon Favreau set to direct. The cast of the upcoming remake includes Donald Glover, Beyonce, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, John Kani, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Florence Kasumba, JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph. The remake will also introduce new characters played by Keegan-Michael Key and Eric Andre as revamped versions of two of the hyenas that act as Scar’s henchmen.
Below, The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at the original characters and who will be playing them in 2019 adaptation.
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