The Lion King Returns! The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Cast Announced
I literally can’t believe it. The Lion King is back.
Chris Traeger, aka Rob Lowe, will be voicing Simba in the new Lion King animated movie heading to TV in 2016. The rest of the cast has been announced as well. D23.com shared the news that James Earl Jones will be returning as Mufasa. Gabrielle Union will be Nala, Ernie Sabella will be Pumbaa. The rest of the news:
“Max Charles stars as Kion, Simba’s son. The voice cast also includes Joshua Rush as Kion’s best friend Bunga, a fearless honey badger; Atticus Shaffer as Ono, an intellectual egret; Diamond White as Fuli, a confident cheetah; and Dusan Brown as Beshte, a friendly and good-spirited hippo.”
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.
A new series will follow the movie in 2016.