Disney’s “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” will be premiering this November on Disney Channel in a primetime television movie event.
The epic storytelling of Disney’s “The Lion King” continues with “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,” as we are entertained by 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 movie will air prior and act as a precursor to “The Lion Guard” series that is set to premiere on Disney Channels and Disney Junior channels around the globe in early 2016.
Starring: James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella reprise their roles from “The Lion King” as Mufasa and Pumbaa, respectively, alongside Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”) as Simba and Gabrielle Union (“Being Mary Jane”) as Nala. Max Charles (“The Strain”) stars as Kion. The voice cast also includes Joshua Rush (“The Adventures of Puss in Boots”) as Kion’s best friend, Bunga, a fearless honey badger; Atticus Shaffer (“The Middle”) as Ono, an intellectual egret; Diamond White (“Sofia the First”) as Fuli, a confident cheetah; and Dusan Brown (“Blaze and the Monster Machines”) as Beshte, a friendly and good-spirited hippo.
Madison Pettis (“Lab Rats”) was also happy to say that she will be a part of this project too! She will be the voice of Zuri. Earlier on Tuesday (August 25, 2015), the actress tweeted a message with a link to the video below:
Excited to play the voice of Zuri in #TheLionGuard coming this November! Watch an extended clip here!
Take a peek: