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Eddie Murphy as Timon

Postby Panpardus » April 9th, 2018, 7:58 pm

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Re: Eddie Murphy as Timon

Postby Elton John » April 9th, 2018, 11:45 pm

Trever Noah.....eh. He’s not funny, and he’s a bit dull.

I mean, sure, John Oliver works with the same quality of scripts on his show but he has better acting chops and comedic timing.

He’s likely the best replacement we have for Rowen Atkinson.


As for Eddie Murphey playing Timon, who would have played Pumbaa? Arsenio Hall?
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Re: Eddie Murphy as Timon

Postby DGFone » April 10th, 2018, 3:23 am

I am not the biggest fan of the whole "cast a famous actor for their voice" kind of deal. Don't get me wrong, I think they chose correctly in the movie, but that has A LOT to do with the fact that the characters were made as much around the actors as the actors were voicing the characters. But like the whole race issue with the "live action" remake:

Can't they just cast a voice actor... for their voice?

AKA, I am not sure how well Eddie Murphy would work as Timon. Can I see it happening? Yes. But I think Nathan Lane did a more than adequate job for his role. Plus, since there is the whole Timon-Pumbaa dynamic, you can't simply go for one actor, you need two to work together, like Lane and Ernie Sabella did.
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Re: Eddie Murphy as Timon

Postby Elton John » April 10th, 2018, 7:21 am

I think it’s because it’s strange to hear a bunch of African animals talk like they’re either a bunch of yankees or brits or various non-African accents.

That, and I can’t imagine how hard it must be for someone with an African accent to land a role in a hollywood movie. It’s already hard enough for a black person without a thick accent to do so.

This movie was tailor made for them.


(I still think Trevor Noah would play a lousy zazu)
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Re: Eddie Murphy as Timon

Postby Panpardus » April 10th, 2018, 7:32 pm

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Re: Eddie Murphy as Timon

Postby Elton John » April 10th, 2018, 8:08 pm

he is insightful. I just don’t think he’s funny or a good actor.

Who would I cast as Zazu? After watching Cap CW and Black Panther I think Chadwick Boseman would make a great Zazu but...he’s a king. Going from the richest king on the planet to a hornbill majordomo would be a large downgrade.

Then I thought about Michael Jai White. I mean I love Black Dynamite, who doesn’t?

Then I thought about Samuel L Jackson. He has been in many Disney movies, and he has the acting chops + charisma to play some sort of role.

I still think if they had to replace James Earl Jones i’d go with Denzel.
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Re: Eddie Murphy as Timon

Postby SimbasGuard » April 15th, 2018, 8:05 am

I'll have to read that article at some point.

I have to agree, while Eddie Murphy is a great actor he would not have been the right fit for Timon

Like DGFone said for Timon and Pumbaa you need two actors with the right chemistry to play off of each other to make the characters work.
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Re: Eddie Murphy as Timon

Postby Scarthetrueking » May 11th, 2018, 7:02 pm

:disgust4: :nukaty: :nukaty: I'm not a huge fan of Timon to be honest. same with Pumba both of them just aren't very funny to me.
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Re: Eddie Murphy as Timon

Postby SimbasMate » May 28th, 2018, 11:18 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.


Sorry, but that'd be hilarious. :P
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