Chance the Rapper Turned His ‘Nostalgia Consultant’ Role on ‘The Lion King’ Into a Voice Acting Gig

Chance the Rapper Turned His ‘Nostalgia Consultant’ Role on ‘The Lion King’ Into a Voice Acting Gig
Thanks to “The Lion King” star Donald Glover, Chance the Rapper’s “nostalgia consultant” gig on the Disney film turned into some voice acting work. Chance grew up obsessively watching the 1994 original animated movie and Glover, who voices Simba in this year’s remake, knew that.

Glover “contacted me while they were working on it,” Chance said on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Tuesday. “He said, ‘I told Jon Favreau, the director, that you were a huge fan and he wants you to come in as a kind of nostalgia consultant to tell them what ’90s kids like about ‘Lion King.””

The 26-year-old Chance posted on Instagram last week that he couldn’t get enough “Lion King” while growing up — he loved the animated film and its sequels, the “Timon & Pumbaa” TV show and the broadway musical and its soundtrack. “Needless to say the original film was immensely
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