Disney Plans Lion King TV Movie

This November, Disney Channel will feature the primetime television movie The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar as a precursor to the new TV series.

April 6, 2018

Disney Plans Lion King TV Movie

This November, Disney Channel will feature the primetime television movie

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

as a precursor to the new TV series "The Lion Guard," which will premiere in early 2016.

The TV movie will follow 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.

James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella will reprise their roles from

The Lion King

as Mufasa and Pumbaa, with Rob Lowe signed on to voice Simba and Gabrielle Union as Nala.

Following the debut of the TV movie, "The Lion Guard" television series will premiere in early 2016 on Disney Channels and Disney Junior channels worldwide.

Check out the trailer here:

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