Why Rowen Atkinson didn’t originally want to be Zazu.

Why Rowen Atkinson didn’t originally want to be Zazu.

Postby Elton John » October 28th, 2018, 6:01 pm

https://www.google.com/amp/s/ew.com/mov ... -king/amp/

it also talks about his advice towards john oliver in the remake.
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Re: Why Rowen Atkinson didn’t originally want to be Zazu.

Postby TheLionPrince » October 29th, 2018, 6:38 pm

That was a fun little read. I'm surprised he was hesitant to voice a character in a Disney film.
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Re: Why Rowen Atkinson didn’t originally want to be Zazu.

Postby DGFone » October 30th, 2018, 2:40 am

Remember that at the time, his main gig was Mr. Bean - a character of all action and hardly any words. Just about the antithesis to a voice actor, so I can understand why he would be hesitant to do voice-work.
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Re: Why Rowen Atkinson didn’t originally want to be Zazu.

Postby Elton John » October 30th, 2018, 4:11 am

mr bean? i’d argue that blackadder was a bit more important and the greatest sitcom ever. He certainly showed his acting chops there.

No, seriously, if you havent seen blackadder I highly recommend seasons 2-4 of it.
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