‘The Lion King’ Character Portraits Show Actors Looking Like They’re About to Get Killed by the Animals They Voice

/Film | 7/2/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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There’s nothing that can get you more hyped for a Disney remake than seeing actors stare death in the eyes. That’s the route that The Lion King seems to be taking with its latest marketing campaign, which is doing a lot to remind us that there are real actors voicing these photorealistic animals. New The Lion King character portraits show the actors, which include Donald Glover, Beyonce, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and John Oliver, face-to-face with their animals in what looks to be the snazziest Sears portrait studio ever. See the character portraits below.

These character portraits show us Donald Glover with Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter with Nala, James Earl Jones with Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor with Scar, Seth Rogen with Pumbaa, Billy Eichner wth Timon, Alfre Woodard with Sarabi, John Kani with Rafiki, Shahidi Wright Joseph with young Nala, JD McCrary with young Simba, and John Oliver with Zazu. All the actors either stare solemnly at the animals they’re voicing or smile — either way, strange reactions for people who appear to be facing imminent death at the jaws of wild creatures.

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That’s the problem with the photorealistic animation that Jon Favreau is pioneering with The Lion King, and which he first...
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