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The Lion King- Who's Voices Are We Hearing?

Updated on March 7, 2014

Who Was Simba?

Young Simba has the voice of Jonathan Taylor Thomas.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas is most well known for his role as Randy Taylor on the show "Home Improvement."

Adult Simba has the voice of Matthew Broderick.

Matthew Broderick is most well known for his role as Ferris Bueller in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

Who Was Nala?

Young Nala has the voice of Niketa Calame.

Niketa Calame received her Masters Of Fine Arts from The Actors Studio Drama School in New York.

Adult Nala has the voice of Moira Kelly.

Moira Kelly is most well known for her role of Karen Roe, Lucas' mother, on the hit CW series, One Tree Hill.

Mufasa has the voice of James Earl Jones.

James Earl Jones is most well known for his role in Star Wars IV, V, and VI as the voice of Darth Vader.

Sarabi has the voice of Madge Sinclair.

Madge Sinclair is most well known for her role of Queen Aolean in the movie Coming to America.

Scar has the voice of Jeremy Irons.

Jeremy Irons is most well known for his role of Brom in Eragon.

Timon has the voice of Nathan Lane.

Nathan Lane is most well known for his role of Albert Goldman in the movie The Birdcage.

Pumbaa has the voice of Ernie Sabella.

Ernie Sabella is most well known for his role as Pumbaa on the tv series "Timon & Pumbaa."

Zazu has the voice of Rowan Atkinson.

Rowan Atkinson is most well known for his role of Mr. Bean in the movie Bean.

Shenzi has the voice of Whoopi Goldberg.

Whoopi Goldberg is most well known for her role as Sister Mary Clarence in the movie Sister Act.

Bansai has the voice of Cheech Marin.

Cheech Marin is most well known for his roles in the Cheech & Chong movies.

Ed has the voice of Jim Cummings.

Jim Cummings has played the voices of many characters in many different cartoon television series and movies. His most noted role, however, is that of Winnie the Pooh.

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      6 years ago

      i really love the voice of Shenzi ( her is Whoopi Goldberg ). She did fantastic job :D.

    • urgurl_bri profile imageAUTHOR

      Brandi Swieter 

      6 years ago from Holland, MI

      I knew a few like Cheech, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas, but none of the others. It was fun researching it and finding out who they all were. Thanks for the comment. :)

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      6 years ago from Ballwin, mo

      Interesting post! I often thought about how the voices were familiar, but I never really thought to look them up! The only one I was really familiar with was Cheech!


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