John Oliver's been perfectly cast as Zazu in a live-action remake of The Lion King

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It's hard to imagine anyone could ever match Rowan Atkinson's perfect performance as Zazu - the snotty hornbill from The Lion King - but in a moment of pure inspiration Disney has come up with the perfect modern day equivalent - John Oliver.

The British comedian will be taking on the role for an upcoming live-action remake directed by Jon Favreau, joining Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, and Donald Glover as Simba. So far these are the only cast members that have been revealed, although it's been rumoured that Beyoncé might be playing Nala - Simba's childhood love interest.

The Lion King is due for release on 19 July, 2019.

Image: Left image - Wikipedia. Right image - screenshot from Disney's The Lion King