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See the 'Lion King' Actors Next to the Posters of Their Characters


Naaaaaaaaaants ingonyama bagithi Baba Sithi uhm ingonyama... Are you ready? We are getting so close to Disney's release of the new, live-action Lion King adaptation I can almost smell those Pumbaa farts. You have all seen the trailer (which caused a bit of controversy for the way the movie portrays Scar), and you have all mostly recovered form learning that Beyoncé will play Nala. 

I don't know about you, but I'm excited for this one. It looks legit, thanks to super-director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book, Elf, and for the real ones out there, Swingers), and the cast is insane. Disney just released the main character posters for the movie in order to hype us up even more, and they are doing just that. Here are the character posters next to the actors who voice them. Scroll through and get extra pumped for July 19!

1. Young Simba – JD McCrary

Source: Disney / Getty Images

Step aside, Jonathan Taylor Thomas! JD McCrary is a relative newcomer to the scene, but he's a singer, dancer, and actor who played Michael Jackson in the BET series American Soul, so we have no doubt he will absolutely bring it as young Simba. I just can't wait for "I Just Can't Wait to Be King"!