Comedian John Oliver is set to voice Zazu, the red-billed hornbill who is Mufasa’s majordomo in Walt Disney Pictures’ live action film adaptation of “The Lion King”.
Oliver steps into the comedic role whom Rowan Atkinson portrayed in the original 1994 feature and Edward Hibbert voiced in the direct-to-video sequels. He joins a cast that includes Donald Glover as Simba, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and James Earl Jones as Mufasa.
Although still unconfirmed, director Jon Favreau has stated that Beyonce is his top choice to voice Nala. Oliver previously lent his voice to Vanity Smurf in the first two “The Smurfs” films. Favreau’s “The Lion King” is slated to hit the screens on July 19th 2019.
Source: The Wrap