The Lion King

Answer: None of the cast of The Lion Guard was cast in the film, so why would Oyelowo have been? Ejiofor was cast because, in the words of director Jon Favreau, he "is just a fantastic actor, who brings us a bit of the mid-Atlantic cadence and a new take on the character. He brings that feeling of a Shakespearean villain to bear because of his background as an actor. It's wonderful when you have somebody as experienced and seasoned as Chiwetel; he just breathes such wonderful life into this character."

Continuity mistake: At the end, Scar walks opposite Simba on top of pride rock. He approaches the embers on the floor. We then see him approach the embers again from a greater distance.

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Mufasa: You must take your place... in the circle of life.

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Trivia: Billy Eichner got the role of Timon without having to audition. Director Jon Favreau was a big fan of Eichner's "Family on the Street" show and suggested the thought to Eichner's agent, who then contacted Eichner and he accepted the role immediately.

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