Today is the day I finally get to see the new more live action, yet still animated Lion King. Beforehand Disney has dropped this video though. It's Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, & Billy Eichner talking about reimagining Hakuna Matata. First off, I love these guys. Haven't seeing the film yet, I love these guys in these roles. I am not however, loving this version of the song though. This video's fun, & I've only heard the song two or three times so far. So, maybe it could grow on me. That said, the original never had to. Curious to see how context affects it. Don't know how I'm feeling goin’ in. It's got some negative feedback. Let y'all know tomorrow with my first thoughts review on YouTube. Until then has anyone else heard this song yet? If so, put your thoughts of it in the comments. Just tryin’ to get a consensus here.
Everyone's favorite singing warthog & meerkat may have finally found their voices. The Hollywood Reporter has Seth Rogen & Billy Eichner in talks to voice Pumbaa & Timon in the upcoming live-action adaptation of The Lion King. If this goes through they will join already casted Donald Glover as Simba & James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa. I'd be lying if I even acted like I know who Billy Eichner is. Apparently he won a Daytime Emmy as host of Billy on the Street & stars in Difficult People for Hulu. Seth Rogen on the other hand I'm very familiar with all the way back from his Freaks & Geeks days on through This is the End, Neighbors, Sausage Party & The Night Before just to name a few. I'm a big fan of about all his work so far. Count me in as hoping this goes through. What about y'all? Billy & Seth for Timon & Pumbaa? Got another choice? Let us know in the comments, like, & share.