John Oliver Joins Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Lion King’ (Exclusive)HBO host will voice Zazu, a high-strung bird who serves as royal advisorOliver played the role of Vanity Smurf in “The Smurfs” franchise at Sony Pictures, as well, and has done animated TV stints on “The Simpsons” and “Bob’s Burgers.”Favreau, who handled the live-action “Jungle Book” reboot to great box office success, is producing “Lion King” with Jeffrey Silver.Read original story John Oliver Joins Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Lion King’ (Exclusive) At TheWrap
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