‘Lion King’ Spin-Off’s Cast Includes James Earl Jones and Rob Lowe

The Lion Guard Return of the Roar Cast Info and Clip

Disney’s returning to the world of one of their most popular animated films with The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, a spin-off of The Lion King. A new animated movie will air on Disney Channel in November and will center around Kion, Simba and Nala’s second son. Following the primetime movie, The Lion Guard television series will premiere in 2016 on Disney Channels and Disney Junior channels.

Disney’s tapped Rob Lowe to provide the voice of Simba. Gabrielle Union will voice Nala and Max Charles will handle the role of Kion. James Earl Jones reprises his role as Mufasa and Ernie Sabella is set to return as Pumbaa. The voice cast also includes Joshua Rush as Bunga the honey badger, Atticus Shaffer as Ono the egret, Diamond White as Fuli the cheetah, and Dusan Brown as Beshte the hippo.

Howy Parkins directs and Christopher Willis composed the music. Beau Black is The Lion Guard‘s singer/songwriter.

The Plot:

Set in the African Savanna, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar follows Kion as he assembles the members of the Lion Guard. While traditionally the Lion Guard has been comprised of lions known to be the fiercest, bravest, fastest, strongest and keenest of sight in the Pride Lands, Kion breaks tradition by instead calling upon some of his friends who he believes best exemplify these heroic qualities. Throughout the movie and the series, the diverse team of young animals will learn how to utilize each of their unique abilities to solve problems and accomplish tasks to maintain balance within the Circle of Life, while also introducing young viewers to the vast array of animals that populate the prodigious African landscape.

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