Jon Favreau on The Lion King, Beyoncé & New Star Wars Series

  • Published: 12 July 2019
  • Jon talks about making The Lion King, being nervous about the audience reaction at the premiere, the animation process, working with Beyoncé, cooking with celebrities and chefs on “The Chef Show,” and writing and producing a new Star Wars series on Disney+ called “The Mandalorian.”

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    Jon Favreau on The Lion King, Beyoncé & New Star Wars Series
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  • Aref Eshghi
    Aref Eshghi  1 hours back

    A quick reminder: the 'original' Lion King was not original! :))

    • Desvelada
      Desvelada  5 days back

      I wonder if he’s become the ultimate fighting champion yet 😂😂

      • Crash Bandicoot71
        Crash Bandicoot71  1 weeks back

        The fact they focused so much on how it compares to the success of the previous film says why it had such mixed reviews

        5:51 for Coo-GENG!!!

        • Isiah Nunn
          Isiah Nunn  1 weeks back

          You need Andrew Adamson and Steve Williams to help you.

          • Andréa Labonair
            Andréa Labonair  2 weeks back

            You can't recast James Earl Jones. The guy's Darth Vader.

            • Mufnstuf
              Mufnstuf  2 weeks back

              At 12:30 Kimmel tries to interject his tired leftist political humor and Favreau just moves on, like a champ. Favreau has enough business sense to NOT alienate 1/2 of his potential audience.
              The Mandalorian looks absolutely amazing (I saw the preview footage). It's shot like a classic Western movie set in the Star Wars Universe. The Mandalorian will bring the old school fans BACK to Star Wars.

              • Peter
                Peter  2 weeks back

                Disney just saw this as a cash grab they got lazy smh this guy and others involved in this pointless movie disrespected the original classic.

                • Frosty TheWolf
                  Frosty TheWolf  2 weeks back

                  Reggae band from garageee

                  • TheUnholyGamer
                    TheUnholyGamer  2 weeks back

                    The man who started it all, brought the iron man from the comics to real life I swear

                    • Trev Mac
                      Trev Mac  2 weeks back

                      can't believe this is Jon -- wow has he aged, What happened?

                      • KeyGamer100
                        KeyGamer100  3 weeks back

                        I want to be in a Jon Favreau project. He made my favorite movies

                        • Ana G
                          Ana G  3 weeks back

                          What the hell is Pete Becker doing here? Shouldn’t he be training to become the ultimate fighting champion?

                          • Joachim Jensen
                            Joachim Jensen  3 weeks back

                            Oh, the computers make the visual effects? I thought people made it.

                            • ICOBORG
                              ICOBORG  3 weeks back


                              • De B
                                De B  3 weeks back

                                Bronx Science!

                                • Brad R
                                  Brad R  3 weeks back

                                  "I'm not allowed to say God Damn no more"

                                  This is always my first memory of Jon Favreau

                                  • Cook Fin
                                    Cook Fin  3 weeks back

                                    Lion King is about to hit 1B world wide, so you know he did pretty good job directing this movie.

                                    • Marcus Manderson
                                      Marcus Manderson  3 weeks back

                                      Great interview. He is awesome!...

                                      • Brendan Clayton
                                        Brendan Clayton  3 weeks back

                                        Boba Fett wasn't a Mandalorian, why wasn't he corrected haha :(((((((

                                        • tritone11
                                          tritone11  3 weeks back

                                          This guy is in his own league in Hollywood. I remember seeing him in Daredevil and thinking “oh, the new Jeremy Piven”- I couldn’t have been more wrong. He deserves everything he has.

                                          • Kibe Paris
                                            Kibe Paris  3 weeks back

                                            Jimmy, I have reduced watching your interviews by around 80% because you constantly interrupt your guests, that was Jimmy Fallon's role. You're getting worse...let them talk and stop making it about you!

                                            • SCAVULLO
                                              SCAVULLO  3 weeks back

                                              Don’t say you feel responsible when you ruined Be Prepared and the scene of Remember Who You are with Simba and Mufasa! 🤬 You weren’t responsible, you did whatever the fck you wanted.

                                              • kristina23100
                                                kristina23100  3 weeks back

                                                I am so impressed. JON Favreau huh?

                                                • Truevan ASAP
                                                  Truevan ASAP  3 weeks back

                                                  Do you guys think the beginning was on purpose?

                                                  • The Hsues
                                                    The Hsues  3 weeks back

                                                    I love this guy

                                                    • Apple Jucie
                                                      Apple Jucie  3 weeks back

                                                      God bless you Jimmy thank you for bringing happiest and joy to people

                                                      • Skms creations
                                                        Skms creations  4 weeks back

                                                        For me he is just a wonder❤️ .. i'm dreaming that how could he have done these many heartfully amazing movies... love from tamilnadu ,, thamizhan .. India.
                                                        Epdiyaa itha panreenga .. engalkum konjam kaththu kudungalen💕

                                                        • Stefanus Cahyadi
                                                          Stefanus Cahyadi  4 weeks back

                                                          not want to exagerrate or anything,but i just have a lil goosebumps when i saw the intro

                                                          hope its good,looking forward to watch it

                                                          • Zyhir Harris
                                                            Zyhir Harris  4 weeks back

                                                            Tony: dies
                                                            Happy: oh no i need money!!
                                                            Happy: oh let's just make a lion king remake
                                                            Tony and mufasa: drink beer in hevean

                                                            • TWSTF 8
                                                              TWSTF 8  4 weeks back

                                                              First season is done, and he's already started writing for the second season.

                                                              That's awesome 😂 👍

                                                              • klaire anne
                                                                klaire anne  4 weeks back

                                                                Huge respect and admiration to this guy! I love Jon Favreau!

                                                                • Jonathan David
                                                                  Jonathan David  4 weeks back

                                                                  When I see Jon all I can think is couples retreat hahahaha

                                                                  • Risko Dutil
                                                                    Risko Dutil  4 weeks back

                                                                    A true humble genius this man is.

                                                                    • IloveBaklava
                                                                      IloveBaklava  4 weeks back

                                                                      Looks like the movie sucks

                                                                      • Upasana Sarmah
                                                                        Upasana Sarmah  4 weeks back

                                                                        This man Favreau is like the GRRM of the Marvel Cinematic Universe😍

                                                                        • Prabu Megan
                                                                          Prabu Megan  4 weeks back

                                                                          I thought he is going to bring out "Kimba the white lion"

                                                                          • Atharva Kulkarni
                                                                            Atharva Kulkarni  4 weeks back

                                                                            Let him talk Goddamn it...

                                                                            • brad jenkins
                                                                              brad jenkins  4 weeks back

                                                                              Remember when Disney stole everything that is lion king from that japanese animation studio? Pepperidge farms remembers.

                                                                              • Yo Daddy 9999
                                                                                Yo Daddy 9999  4 weeks back


                                                                                • lando erv
                                                                                  lando erv  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Jon Favreau is a great person

                                                                                  • Jayne Taylor
                                                                                    Jayne Taylor  4 weeks back

                                                                                    I have nothing but respect for Jon Favreau. Especially when he used Robert Downey Jr. as Ironman, perfect casting. I love him in Couples Retreat and Four Christmases. Amazing actor, screenwriter and director.

                                                                                    • Bob Don
                                                                                      Bob Don  4 weeks back

                                                                                      the Beyonce part is @9:08 . Beyhive you can thank me later ;)

                                                                                      • Myles McEwen
                                                                                        Myles McEwen  4 weeks back

                                                                                        What a true legend John Favreau is!

                                                                                        • Gracie Daniels
                                                                                          Gracie Daniels  4 weeks back

                                                                                          No one.
                                                                                          Absolutely No one.
                                                                                          Jimmy Kimmel : So, Beyonce......

                                                                                          • Amirul Islam
                                                                                            Amirul Islam  4 weeks back

                                                                                            From Stanley Kubrick and Hitchcock to this hack

                                                                                            • Jim Tuber
                                                                                              Jim Tuber  4 weeks back

                                                                                              I wish Jimmy asked him "Could you blow me where the Pampers is?"

                                                                                              • Laura Contreras
                                                                                                Laura Contreras  4 weeks back

                                                                                                I get why he was nervous..... it wasn't thaaaaaat great.... sure it had big stars: Beyonce, ...but the feeling was lacking. On a good note the ultimate bestest parts were everything Timon & Pumba 😁

                                                                                                • Canaan Lawrence
                                                                                                  Canaan Lawrence  4 weeks back

                                                                                                  Star Wars talk starts at 11:40