‘Lion King’ Spin-off to Air on Disney Channel in November
Long live The King! The Lion King is getting rebooted in the form of a spin-off, Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.
The animated film will hit the Disney Channel this November and has a roster of all-stars. Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union, James Earl Jones, Max Charles, Atticus Shaffer, and Sarah Hyland lend their voices to the film.
The best news is that characters from the 1994 film will appear: Lowe will voice Simba, Union will voice Nala, while James Earl Jones (Mufasa) and Ernie Sabella (Pumbaa) will reprise their roles from the movie as well. Rafiki (Khary Payton) and Timon (Kevin Schon) will also return to Pride Rock.
The movie will follows Kion, who happens to be the second-born son of Simba and Nala, as he and the rest of the Lion Guard seek to maintain the Pride Lands.
The movie will be directed by Howy Parkins and feature new music from Christopher Willis and Beau Black.