However, one of the many, MANY reasons as to why it was amazing as it was down to Timon and Pumbaa, the meerkat and warthog BFFs who helped Simba become the man who would ultimately reclaim his kingdom.
The original animated version had Nathan Lane (The Birdcage, Modern Family) and Ernie Sabella (uhm...
The Lion King 2?) voice the beloved the characters, but from the second that director Jon Favreau would be following up his hugely successful live-action remake of The Jungle Book with the even bigger undertaking of The Lion King, all eyes were on the casting.
We've already had the casting confirmations on Simba and Mufasa, as well as early rumours on who will be playing Nala, but really we're all pretty excited about who they get to play Timon and Pumbaa.
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