Lion King spin-off “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” coming to Disney Channel, Rob Lowe to voice Simba

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Variety is reporting that a new short film based on the Lion King movie is coming to Disney Channel this November. “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” will tell the story about Kion, Simba’s second-born child. Rob Lowe has been cast as the voice of Simba, Gabrielle Union as his wife Nala and James Earl Jones will return as the voice of Mufasa.

THE LION GUARD - The epic storytelling of Disney's "The Lion King" continues with "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar," a primetime television movie event starring Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union and James Earl Jones, reprising his iconic role as Mufasa.  Premiering this November on Disney Channel, the movie follows Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of the Lion Guard, a team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. "The Lion Guard" television series will premiere in early 2016 on Disney Channels and Disney Junior channels around the globe. (Disney Junior) FULI, KION, ONO , BESHTE, BUNGA

 

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Disney will launch “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,” a short primetime movie focused on the son of Simba, the hero of the original film, in November on Disney Channel. The program will follow Kion, Simba’s second-born cub, as he and a team of animals known as “The Lion Guard” try to keep the peace in the surrounding terrain. Disney intends to launch a “Lion Guard” TV series on Disney Channel and Disney Junior outlets around the world in early 2016.

The program has been about four years in the making, said Nancy Kanter, executive vice president of original programming and general manger of Disney Junior Worldwide, in a recent interview. “We were really trying to make sure, from a production value, that we could get as close to the feel of the movie as we possibly can. I think people will be sort of amazed at just how beautiful it really looks,” she said.  “Some of the artists on the series have in fact worked on the original movies.”

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3 Comments

  1. I grow up with the lion king for 23 years of my life with my sister Christina was both our favorite movie. So beautiful amazing Africa Sarfina God scent background and music heartwarming I loved<3 I loved to be in a lion king movie that be god blessing honor.

  2. sara

    So excited to see some of the same artist working on this project! While watching there were so many scenes that were almost total copy cats to the point I was researching to see if some of the original art was used in this show, meaning it’s point on I used to watch lion king almost everyday ( even when I was in high school) it is one of my all time favorite movies and so glad to see a new installment of this wonderful story! Kudos to the amazing artist working on this and the previous stories

  3. THIS…. WAS…… A…… FAIL

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