Robert Lowe has been cast to voice the role of Simba in “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.”
The “Parks and Recreations” star, Lowe, will voice the original lion king in the TV sequel to classic animated Disney film, “The Lion King.” “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” is set to air by 2015-end and has a cast full of famous names.
According to Christian Post, child actor Max Charles will voice the second cub of Nala and Simba Nala, named Kion. Charles was previously seen and appreciated in “The Strain and “American Sniper.” The Gabrielle Union will take up the role of Simba’s wife, Nala.
Many actors from the original films are likely to reprise roles, like Ernie Sabella as Pumbaa and James Earl Jones as Mufasa. Simba will get help from his father, who has already passed but will help Simba from the other side.
Apart from them, the cast also includes Kevin Schon as Timon and Khary Payton as Rafiki. Other actors on board for the series are Diamond White as Fuli, Joshua Rush as Bunga, Dusan Brown as Beshte and Atticus Shaffer as Ono. Sarah Hyland from “Modern Family” and Eden Riegel are also a part of the series in yet undisclosed roles.
A Disney Insider has recently released the teaser for the series and featured Kion as the leader of an animals’ group who go by the name of The Lion Guard. The guard comprises Bunga, Ono, Beshte and Fuli. As compared to his father Simba’s childhood in “The Lion King,” Kion is shown as a much braver and experienced youngster. The series will also focus on the father-son relationship.
The series will premiere as a kids’ story and won’t have much mature content as it will focus on targeting kids.
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