Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner in Talks to Voice Timon and Pumbaa in Live Action ‘Lion King’

Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner are in talks to voice Pumbaa and Timon, respectively, in Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King.

Favreau is certainly bringing on top-tier talent for his next live-action adaptation of a classic Disney animated film. He has brought back James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and cast Donald Glover as adult Simba. Beyoncé is also rumored to voice adult Nala. Now, Simba’s two companions have found their own voices in the film.

The duo was originally voiced by Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella in the 1994 animated film. They are among the most memorable characters in Disney history, thanks to the actors’ voiceover work.

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Favreau brought The Jungle Book to life last year, which garnered tremendous praise. It’s exciting to see what he will do with Simba and the others of Pride Rock.

The live-action The Lion King arrives in theaters July 19, 2019.

What do you think of the casting of Rogen and Eichner in The Lion King? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Fromm
Michael Fromm
Michael E. Fromm is an all-around scrivener, writing screenplays (short and feature), short stories, novels, poetry, blogs, articles, and press releases. Since first learning to hold a pen, he has done little but read, watch, and write about characters and worlds of fantasy. It would be very difficult to find him without a pen in hand and an idea in mind, which is problematic for anyone wanting to have a conversation with him. Michael graduated from Rowan University, primarily focusing on improving his skills as a filmmaker and screenwriter. After said schooling, he joined an elite force of Rowan grads who also had the notion of becoming filmmakers. This group, known as Justice Productions, call on him every so often to write short films. And, until this whole writing thing pays off, Michael currently does development & marketing communication (writing, graphic & publication design, social media and website upkeep, etc.) for a web development company in Central New Jersey, where he currently resides.