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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Simba Cub with sound clips and images.
What else do we need to say here. Simba is the hero and main character from the Lion King Franchise. As a young cub, he was full of energy and eager to be the next King.

Before we get into my picks though lets clear up who voiced who when for those out there not aware, and because it can be confusing at times...

The original voice of the young Simba was the teen heartthrob, Jonathan Taylor Thomas. JTT, as the girls called him, voiced the young Simba in the original movie and in the Kingdom Hearts video game.

In the original movie though, the singing voice was provided by Jason Weaver, or J-Weav as he was known when he was putting out CD's. There was one cut scene however that re-appeared in the special edition of the movie in which the higher pitched, Evan Saucedo provided the singing voice. The fourth and final voice of the young version of Simba was provided by Matt Weinberg in the Lion King 1 and 1/2.
Created by OptimusSolo on Thu Sep 2 2010, 19 Comments, Add Comment
The Lion King (1994)
Simba (Young)Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
The Lion King (1994)
Simba (Young)Jason Weaver
Jason Weaver
The Lion King (1994)
Simba (Young)Evan Saucedo
Evan Saucedo
The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)
Simba (Young)Matt Weinberg
Matt Weinberg


Simba is by far one of my All-Time Favorite Disney characters and I absolutely LOVE his voice. The wierdest thing is that I love his voice pretty much no matter who is doing it.

The only version I really don't care for is Evan Saucedo just because it is too high pitched for me. I am a huge JTT fan but I also love Weinberg's take on the young cub.

In the end though, I have to go with the singing Simba as done by Jason Weaver! I know it seems wierd to pick one of the singing voices but that voice in that song is forever imprinted in my head as Simba and that song is one of my all-time Disney favorites.


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said at 7:39 PM on Tue Jan 13 2015
1 Jonathan Thomas
2 Matt Weinberg
3 Jason Weaver
4 Evan Saucedo
said at 2:18 PM on Thu Jul 17 2014
Jason weaver only did the singing in the movie, but Johnathan Thomas did the normal voice acting. It was a punch combo
said at 6:53 PM on Sun Jun 1 2014
I gotta go with Weaver. The charisma and attitude in his singing is what I always think of with Cub Simba.
said at 1:50 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
I agree with the editor here: Jason Weaver, just for that song! Though Johnathan Taylor Thomas was perfect in the speaking role.

Matt Weinberg was just really average, and Evan....what were they THINKING?
said at 4:37 PM on Wed Jul 17 2013
Evan doesn't count for singing nor does Jason but he was cool really.

Jonathan Number1 though Matt did not bad.
said at 10:54 AM on Thu Jun 6 2013
JTT: Cute and classical voice.
JW: Great singing voice and really suits with Jonathan
ES: Sounds.... girly!
MW: Also, great replacement.
I vote for Jonathan- real classic!
said at 2:11 AM on Mon Oct 29 2012
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When I first watched the special edition version and I heard Morning Report I thought a woman was singing Simba's part. Apparently I was wrong o_O. JTT is my fav but I wish Jason would've had a chance to voice Simba.
said at 5:59 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
1. Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Just so rememberable, his voice suits a cute and cocky young Simba.
2. Jason Weaver - It's clever how he can sing in such a way that it still sounds like Johnathan.
3. Matt Weinberg - I haven't seen this film before, but from the sample, he sounds near enough the same, but slightly higher pitched.
4. Evan Saucedo - No way, that voice is terrible for Simba. It sounds nothing like him really.
Blue Paratroopa
said at 1:13 PM on Mon May 28 2012
Thomas is of course the best. Saucedo is a little too deep for Simba, but he has a great voice. Weaver and Weinberg sound pretty good as well.
said at 1:51 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
@Blue Paratroopa Too DEEP? If anything, he was too falsetto!
said at 6:53 PM on Thu Jul 28 2011
Evan is the only one I don't like
he sounds nothing like Simba
said at 3:29 PM on Sat Feb 12 2011
I voted JTT but I love Jason too! I am a fan of both actors.
said at 11:54 AM on Sun Sep 5 2010
JTT/Matt Weinberg...
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 5:19 PM on Fri Sep 3 2010
No love for Weaver?
said at 1:40 PM on Fri Sep 3 2010
I vote for a tied between JTT and Matt Weinberg

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Who do you think has been the best from these Simba Cub voice actors?
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Jason Weaver
Evan Saucedo
Matt Weinberg