The Lion King First Reactions, Disney Isn’t Sure How to Market the Technology, Shah Rukh Khan’s Simba Aryan Khan Sounds Just Like Dad In The Lion King. Aryan Khan as Simba in the Movie. Karan Johar is “so so excited” whereas Bollywood’s Simmba aka Ranveer Singh is impressed by Aryan Khan’s voice for Simba in the teaser of The Lion King’s Hindi version. Deepika Padukone Is A Fan And Twitter Has ‘Goosebumps’.
“Main hoon Simba… Mufasa ka beta,” Aryan Khan says in a freshly released teaser of the upcoming live action The Lion King Hindi. “Aryan Khan as Simba,” reads the teaser and thank god for that otherwise bet you wouldn’t be able to confirm that’s Aryan and not his superstar father Shah Rukh Khan, who voices Mufasa in the movie.
watch and enjoy Aryan Khan as Simba in the The Lion King here.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 11, 2019
Karan Johar, one of Shah Rukh’s closest friends in the industry, couldn’t hold back his excitement and welcomed Aryan with open arms.
Pardon my excitement! But Aryan is the first born in our family!!! And even just hearing his voice has made me so so excited !!!!! And without a bias he sounds amazing!!!!!👍👍👍👍👍 https://t.co/9WEqM5LmVD
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 11, 2019
Deepika Padukone’s tweet must have made Aryan’s day.
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) July 11, 2019
“The Lion King” is an animated movie. Almost 100 percent. Only one shot, teased director Jon Favreau ahead of the Hollywood world premiere Tuesday night, was filmed live. Cinematographer Caleb Decanal confirmed that it was the first thing they filmed on location in Africa. And it’s a gorgeous shot but the whole film is photo-real gorgeous, and made within a digital world.
This gifted director was also working within Disney corporate mandates for a box office juggernaut — hence the casting of actor-singers Donald Glover and Beyoncé Knowles Carter as the straight leads, very flat adult Simba and Nala. Every other voice actor is so much richer and more distinctive than they are, from the returning James Earl Jones as Mufasa and Chiwetel Ejiofor as his evil brother Scar, to JD McCrary as Young Simba and Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner as Pumbaa and Timon, who Favreau (a comedy guy going back to his “Elf” days) admitted were the most fun characters to create.
Chance the Rapper revealed that he voiced the character Bush Baby in the Jon Favreau-directed, live-action remake of The Lion King. The rapper said Donald Glover, who voiced the older Simba, recommended him to consult on the film, and one thing led to another.
In the caption, he shared that he was obsessed with The Lion King growing up. “Needless to say, the original film was immensely impactful on my music and overall life,” he wrote. “So when my big bro Donald got casted as Simba, he did the coolest thing ever and told director Jon Favreau to call me in as a consultant to keep the original flavor.”
Simba may be “the lion king,” but here in the real world, Beyoncé is queen. The superstar released a new single “Spirit” on Tuesday night – the day that Disney’s new “Lion King” premiered in Hollywood. The song is part of an upcoming “Lion King” album produced by Beyoncé herself.
Queen Bey shared a promo image teasing the new song last week, but fans had to wait until Tuesday night for its reveal. “Spirit” is not from the original animated “Lion King.” The song is part of “The Lion King: The Gift,” a whole new album “featuring global artists and steeped in the sounds of Africa,” the official Lion King Twitter announced.
The Hindi version of The Lion King has an impressive cast – Ashish Vidyarthi is Simba’s villainous uncle Scar, Shreyas Talpade and Sanjay Mishra feature as Simba’s friends meerkat Timon and the warthog Pumbaa while Asrani voices the hornbill named hornbill Zazu.
In the English version, actor James Earl Jones, who originally played Mufasa in Disney’s 1994 movie, returns to voice Mufasa while Donald Glover is Simba. Beyonce voices the character of Nala – the love of Simba’s life.
Fans can enjoy the live action version of The Lion King in cinemas on July 19.