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Disney is gearing up for the release of legendary franchise and crown jewel – The Lion King after conquering hearts with The Jungle Book in 2016. This time, they are to show the father-son duo of Mufasa and Simba getting us emotional. We will also see the perfect comic timing of Timon and Pumbaa, witty bird Zazu and the evil villain Scar, rounding up.
Glad to be a part of this journey… a timeless film. Voicing it in Hindi with my own Simba. The last time we did a film was around 15 years ago and it was ‘Incredible’ and this time around its even more fun. Hope everyone enjoys it 19th July onwards. #TheLionKing https://t.co/rJEfxevA9k
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 17, 2019
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 16, 2019
Recently, the announcement was made that actor Shah Rukh Khan and his son Aryan Khan will be voicing Mufasa and Simba in the Hindi version of the film. Fans are already happy to hear the news and meanwhile, it is reported that Disney has roped a befitting casting for the rest of the characters. For voice over of menacing villain, Ashish Vidyarthi will give his voice. Talented ShreyasTalpade, Sanjay Mishra, and veteran Asrani will be lending their trademark wit s Timon, Pumbaa and Zazu respectively.
After #SRK and #AryanKhan, Disney India announces powerhouse actors to voice for #TheLionKing in HINDI…
* Ashish Vidyarthi is Scar
* Shreyas Talpade is Timon
* Sanjay Mishra is Pumbaa
* Asrani is Zazu
19 July 2019 release in #English, #Hindi, #Tamil and #Telugu. pic.twitter.com/69S5nrRSPR
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 21, 2019
Bikram Duggal, Head – Studio Entertainment, Disney India stated, “The Lion King is a classic that epitomizes Disney’s prowess of bringing heartwarming stories that are timeless and transcend generations. A quintessential story of a father and his son and their heartwarming relationship; it’s a tale of a pride of lions that will connect with audiences emotionally. The movie is a pioneering blend of live-action filmmaking techniques and state-of-the-art virtual reality technology never seen before on celluloid.”
The Lion King is helmed by Iron Man and The Jungle Book fame director, Jon Favreau, Disney’s The Lion King and it is one of the most-anticipated films of recent times. The Lion King is slated to release on July 19, 2019.
— Shreyas Talpade (@shreyastalpade1) June 21, 2019
After boarding the team for the voice over, Shreyas wrote on social media, “Thank you @disneyfilmsindia for thinking of me as #Timon and making me a part of something as classic as #LionKing. PS. @iamsrk I played your best friend in Om Shanti Om and Now 12 years later I get to play #AryanKhan’s best friend! Here’s to life…It has come full circle! #Repost @disneyfilmsindia Pride Rock welcomes the cast of #TheLionKing. In cinemas July 19.”