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9 Year Old Rapper Cast As Young Simba In LION KING Remake!

During his performance at the 2017 Governor’s Ball Festival, Donald Glover – aka Childish Gambino – revealed that actor/singer JD McCrary will provide the voice of Young Simba in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King! Glover, who is playing the older Simba in the film, broke the news during a performance of his song “Terrified” – which McCrary is featured on.

The Lion King, which also stars Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa (respectively), James Earl Jones reprising his role as the voice of Mufasa, and Beyoncé possibly taking on the role of Nala, is directed by Jon Favreau and hits theaters on July 19th, 2019.

What do you think of JD McCrary playing young Simba in “The Lion King”? Let me know in the comments!

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In 2013, Skyler Shuler wanted to share his knowledge of Disney films and the magic behind the scenes. So, he created the Instagram account Disney Film Facts and the page quickly garnered a following. Soon after a Twitter was created, and not long after that DisneyFilmFacts.com was born. The page has been lucky enough to garner a wonderful following of such amazing Disney and movie fans, as well as been sourced in some of the biggest entertainment sites in the world. In 2018, the page was rebranded to The DisInsider, and the rest was history!

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