When the original version of The Lion King was released, Seth Rogen was a 12-year-old kid, still five years away from his breakthrough with Freaks and Geeks. When he left the theater singing Hakuna Matata (as so many of us did), Rogen couldn’t have imagined that he would someday be singing that song as the voice of Pumbaa the warthog in Disney’s remake. But here we are, 25 years later, and that’s exactly what’s happened. It’s a joyful turn of events for Rogen, who loved the original movie. The only problem, he told us, was that it was difficult to keep the old movie out of his mind as he was making the new one.(Click on the media bar below to hear Seth Rogen)
The Lion King is now playing in theaters everywhere.