We know that @itsJasonWeaver was the young singing voice for Simba in the original #TheLionKing, but why didn’t Disney give him the speaking role as well? He explained what happened to #ShadowAndAct 👀https://t.co/hxztzcnY5F pic.twitter.com/lr8fI3RwN1— Shadow And Act (@shadowandact) August 9, 2019
The truth, revealed, finally!
Elton John vouched for him to do the singing for Simba, and when directors Allen and Minkoff offered him the speaking roles, they called Disney's lawyers, who had "just" inked the deal with Johnathan Taylor Thomas to be Simba's voice.
Weaver is still getting the residual checks.