John Oliver is set to play Zazu in Jon Favreau’s live-action Lion King remake and fans are delighted

Can you feel the love for the new casting?

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Be prepared: America’s favourite Englishman John Oliver has joined the cast of Jon Favreau’s Lion King movie as Zazu. 

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The Last Week Tonight host will voice Mufasa’s majordomo in the Disney live-action picture, a role that Rowan Atkinson took in the original 1996 animated film. 

So, how has the casting gone down? Has Oliver been thrown in the birdie boiler or is he already pride of Pride Rock? See if you can gauge the mood of the online kingdom…

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The Lion King will be released in 2019