The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.
Of the 14 main characters, just five - Mufasa (James Earl Jones), Shenzi (Whoopi Goldberg), Rafiki (Robert Guillaume), Sarabi (Madge Sinclair) and the young Nala (Niketa Calame) were of African American descent, a casting decision that surely would have raised eyebrows at the time of the original. Indeed, virtually all of the main roles, including Scar (Jeremy Irons), Nala (Moira Kelly) and both the young and old Simbas (Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Matthew Broderick) were all Caucasian. All four roles have been supplanted with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Beyonce Knowles, JD McCrary and Donald Glover, respectively. Only three roles that started with Caucasian actors have remained so, with Rowan Atkinson, Ernie Sabella and Nathan Lane passing the roles of Zazu, Pumbaa and Timon to John Oliver, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner. While Cheech Marin and Jim Cummings' roles of hyenas Banzai and Ed have been renamed Kamari (Keegan-Michael Key) and Azizi (Eric Andre), they are considered direct substitutions. See more »
Galagos (bushbabies) are strictly nocturnal in real life, but here are seen frolicking with Timon and Pumbaa in broad daylight. See more »
Life's - not fair - is it my little friend? While some are born to feast - others spend their lives in the dark... begging for scraps. The way I see it you and I are exactly the same, we both want to find a way out.
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Scar was stripped of his vile yet humorous characteristics we saw on his face and body language in "Be Prepared" from the 1994 animation. Beyonce was a complete joke. Sure, her musical talent showed well in the songs, but her lines otherwise throughout the movie fell flat. When I walked out of the theater I basically summed it up with my own one word description...The Lion King has now been, "National-Geograhicallized." It was a less than stellar performance and subpar to the original 1994 film.
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