Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union to voice 'Lion King' spin-off

Actor Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union and James Earl Jones will lend their voices for Disney's upcoming television movie "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar".

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 14, 2015, 09:46 AM IST
Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union to voice 'Lion King' spin-off

Los Angeles: Actor Rob Lowe, Gabrielle Union and James Earl Jones will lend their voices for Disney's upcoming television movie "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar".

The movie is a spin-off of the animated film "The Lion King" and will also have Max Charles, Atticus Shaffer, and Sarah Hyland to voice the African Savannah, reported Entertainment Weekly.

At least six characters from the 1994 film will appear in the spin-off. Lowe will voice Simba opposite Union's Nala, while Jones and Ernie Sabella will reprise their roles from the movie as Mufasa and Pumbaa, respectively.

Rafiki (Khary Payton) and Timon (Kevin Schon) will also return to the kingdom (but only where the light touches).

The TV movie, directed by Howy Parkins, features new music from Christopher Willis and Beau Black.

The film follows Kion (the second-born son of Simba and Nala) and the rest of the Lion Guard, a task force of animals charged with preserving the Pride Lands.

"The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" will premiere in November on Disney Channel.