Jim Cummings has some advice for the actors voicing The Lion King's new hyenas

Without a doubt, the most buzzed about part of next year’s The Lion King remake is its absolutely stacked cast, headlined by Beyoncé and Donald Glover. Starring alongside them are Florence Kasumba, Keegan-Michael Key, and Eric Andre, replacing Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings as Scar’s trio of hyena…

Donald Glover showed up to work for The Lion King wearing the wrong Disney character on his shirt

Anticipation for Disney’s upcoming Lion King remake has been slowly building since late last year when the film’s unbelievably stacked cast list was announced. Now, courtesy of director Jon Favreau, we’ve got our first behind-the-scenes look at a portion of said cast in action. Donald Glover, Billy Eichner, and Seth…

Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen might be The Lion King’s new Timon and Pumbaa

Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner might be Disney’s next farting, Hakuna Matata-quoting warthog and meerkat team, with reports coming today that the two comic actors are in talks to play Pumbaa and Timon in Jon Favreau’s upcoming Lion King remake. The Wrap quotes anonymous sources who say the two are in “final…

Disney unveils release dates for Star Wars: Episode IX, The Lion King, and Frozen 2

It’s easy to forget just how thoroughly Disney has monopolized the blockbuster movie industry, but that fact becomes very clear when the studio decides to announce release dates for multiple huge movies all at once. This comes via Variety, which reports that Disney has just announced the premiere dates for Star Wars:…

Dan Harmon’s universal theory of storytelling gets an animated explainer

Grand, unified artistic theories don’t get much grander and unified than Dan Harmon’s storytelling process. As detailed in an article on Wired some five years ago, Harmon boiled down Joseph Campbell’s monomyth of the hero’s journey into a simple circle. And once he grasped this storytelling principle he couldn’t stop…

There’s nothing sadder than a downbeat version of Smash Mouth’s “All Star”

The warm weather months have officially arrived, the perfect time for possibly the sunniest and most upbeat song ever written, Smash Mouth’s immortal 1999 hit, “All Star.” But even spring and summer can have their gray, overcast days. Is there an appropriate “All Star” for those occasions, too? Thanks to DJ Cummerbund…

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