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The 90s' kids are in for a treat as Disney announces the cast of The Lion King live action remake. Actor-filmmaker Jon Fevreau announced that Donald Glover will play the character of Simba whereas Earl Jones will reprise the role of the villain, Mufasa.

Glover, who also goes by his stage name Childish Gambino, has witnessed a rise in popularity following his acting and singing stints. The actor stars in his own TV series called Atlanta. The 33-year-old is also on board of the upcoming Han Solo movie.

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The two roles were revealed by Fevreau on Twitter recently and the announcement has got fans going crazy ever since.

Fevreau has a lot at stake. After directing the live action remake of The Jungle Book with perfection, fans have pinned high hopes from the Lion King director. The Jungle Book was one of the most successful movies of last year and it was loved by children and elder alike.

So who are the other stars that are casted in the remake? While Fevreau is yet to announce names, fans have already started making their requests to the Disney director. Have a look: 

The Lion King's remake joins the list of many popular live-action remakes by Disney films. This year, Disney is gearing to release Beauty and The Beast starring Emma Watson as Belle. Before this, the production house has successfully recreated live action remakes of iconic movies including: Cinderella and Maleficent, which were hugely successful at the box office.