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The Lion King's JD McCrary Sings for Kids at Children's Hospital

The Lion King's JD McCrary Sings for Kids at Children's Hospital

JD McCrary wowed fans with his performance as Young Simba in the new movie The Lion King and now he’s brightening up the day of some young kids!

The 12-year-old actor showed up at the UCLA Mattel Childrenโ€™s Hospital to meet with the young patients on Tuesday (August 20) in Los Angeles.

JD joined the kids for a screening of The Lion King and then he sang acoustic versions of “I Just Canโ€™t Wait to be King” and “Hakuna Matata,” as well as his own song “Inviting All of You.”

“Me and My bro @joshmccrary_ had An Amazing time, meeting some Awesome kids @uclamch THEY Truly Inspire ME ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‡,” JD wrote on his Instagram page.

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JoJo Siwa & JD McCrary To Perform at T.J. Martell Family Day In Los Angeles!

JoJo Siwa & JD McCrary To Perform at T.J. Martell Family Day In Los Angeles!

JoJo Siwa and JD McCrary are set to take the stage at the upcoming T.J. Martell Foundation LA Family Day!

The 16-year-old entertainer and the 12-year-old The Lion King star will perform at the event held on Saturday, October 5th at The Grove in Los Angeles.

T.J. Martell Family Day will feature delicious food, carnival activities, fun photo booths, a live auction and live performances by the singers with all proceeds going towards cancer research.

In addition, the T.J. Martell Foundation will be honoring Nickelodeon Senior VP of Music & Talent Doug Cohn and Vans Global Brand President Doug Palladini with special awards.

Ticket prices range from $50-$300, including family packages and special VIP package options that include meet & greets with the headlining performers.

For more info on the T.J. Martell Foundation and Family Day, visit TJMartell.org!

Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Julia Butters & More Featured on THR's Young Hollywood Power List

Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Julia Butters & More Featured on THR's Young Hollywood Power List

Peyton Elizabeth Lee shows off her power pose in this pic from The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Young Hollywood power list.

The 15-year-old Andi Mack star is just one of the young stars honored alongside Iain Armitage, Maxwell Jenkins, mixed-ish‘s Arica Himmel, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s Julia Butters, Ariana Greenblatt, When They See Us‘s Asante Blackk and Caleel Harris, Oakes Fegley, Abby Ryder Fortson, Ella Jay Basco, JD McCrary, Jacob Tremblay, and more.

“Donโ€™t underestimate the power of youth,” Peyton shared in the list feature.

Jacob added his own advice for adults: “Treat kids like adults because weโ€™re working hard too.”

Check out the pics in the gallery inside and head to THR.com for the full list!

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Shahadi Wright Joseph & JD McCrary Recorded Vocals For 'The Lion King' Together

Shahadi Wright Joseph & JD McCrary Recorded Vocals For 'The Lion King' Together

Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary pose for a photo at the Build Series studio on Friday (July 19) in New York City.

The young stars were in attendance to talk about their new movie The Lion King, where they voice Young Nala and Young Simba.

During their appearance, Shahadi and JD talked about the recording process, and how the did all their voice recordings together.

“I’m so glad that we actually got the opportunity to do that because I feel like it wouldn’t have been as authentic or it wouldn’t have sounded like we were actually friends if we hadn’t worked with each other,” Shahadi dished.

“Whenever I was in a scene with somebody, they were there with me. It was pretty cool,” JD added.

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Shahadi Wright Joseph Finally Meets Beyonce at 'The Lion King' Premiere

Shahadi Wright Joseph Finally Meets Beyonce at 'The Lion King' Premiere

It happened – Shahadi Wright Joseph met Beyonce!!!

The 14-year-old actress’ main goal while attending The Lion King premiere was to meet Queen Bey.

“Soooooo….this happened. I’m looking cool on the outside but INSIDE…๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ,” she captioned a photo on Instagram.

Earlier in the day, Shahadi made an appearance on Daily Pop and revealed that she had never met, or even spoke to Beyonce.

Shahadi voices the younger version of Nala in the new film, while Beyonce voices the adult Nala.

Shahadi also met some of her other co-stars, Donald Glover and Florence Kasumba, and got to see JD McCrary.

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