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Director of Live-Action “The Lion King” Shares Photo With Donald Glover and People Are Thrilled!

Donald Glover has had an amazing year (and change)— and made our year more amazing because of it. The former 30 Rock writer and Community star won an Emmy for directing an episode of Atlanta, his critically-acclaimed TV show that he also created and stars in. He got a bunch of Grammy nominations for his musical career — he raps under the name Childish Gambino. Glover was also cast as young Lando Calrissian in an upcoming Star Wars spinoff movie. He’s also been tapped to play Simba in The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau’s live-action/CGI adaptation of The Lion King.

Production is underway, as Glover has apparently started laying down his voiceover tracks. Favreau just tweeted out a simple image of himself with Glover in a recording studio.

Such Simple Joy This Picture Is!

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Fans of Favreau, Glover, and The Lion King (past and present) are, well, roaring with delight. (Get it? Lions roar.)



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Jon Favreau, Take a Bow, Sir!

Jon Favreau

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Return of the King!

Return of the King

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We Already Are!

We Already Are

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Bless Them!

Bless Them

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That Sounds Just Perrrrrfect!

That Sounds Just Perrrrrfect

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Tissues Please!

Tissues Please

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Thumps Chest!

Thumps Chest

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Childish Gambino is Da Man!

Childish Gambino is Da Man

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