Ace Telugu comedians Brahmanandam and Ali will lend their voices to Pumbaa and Timon, respectively, in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of animated musical classic The Lion King.
“Disney movies are a great outing for the entire family and my children are huge fans of their classics especially The Lion King. It was a unique and fun experience to voice Pumbaa, and I am looking forward to presenting the film in Telugu to all my fans out there, with my personal touch,” Brahmanandam said in a statement.
Ali added, “My kids love to watch Disney films, and The Lion King was a great opportunity to be a part of their storytelling legacy and do a special film for my children. Voicing Timon was great fun and I hope my fans appreciate this new avatar of mine when they see The Lion King in Telugu.”
Helmed by actor-filmmaker Jon Favreau, Disney’s The Lion King releases on July 19 in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and English.