The Lion King is a particularly special story to me since it was the first Valentines Day trip for me and Hubby. He surprised me with a trip to London to see the Theatre Production in the West End and I fell in love with The Lion King (and Hubby – my then boyfriend) there and then!! A few years later I took my Mum to see The Lion King for her 50th Birthday and I have watched The Lion King dvds time and time again with my Beans at home ever since. I can’t wait to be able to take them to see the show in London but in the meantime I’m really excited to hear that the story shall continue with the latest installment: The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.
Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union, Max Charles, Atticus Shaffer and Sarah Hyland Among Voice Cast; James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella Reprise Their Roles as Mufasa and Pumbaa, respectively
The epic storytelling of Disney’s “The Lion King” continues with “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,” a television movie event premiering on Disney Junior in the UK in 2016. 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 movie is a precursor to “The Lion Guard” television series, also premiering in 2016 on Disney Junior in the UK. A special preview of “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” will be presented at Disney’s D23 Expo (https://d23.com/d23-expo/) in Anaheim, California, on SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 (2:00 p.m.).
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.