"It is time!" Disney makes the announcement in its new teaser for "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar," the "Lion King" sequel coming to the Disney Channel on Sunday, November 22. The movie event will lead into "The Lion Guard" TV series, which will premiere in early 2016.
"The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" introduces Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, who is destined to become leader of the Lion Guard. The Lion Guard is like the African savanna's version of The Avengers, a team of animals made up of the Pride Lands' fiercest, bravest, fastest, strongest and keenest of sight. As Kion looks to assemble new members, he doesn't call upon a group of lions to serve with him as tradition dictates, but instead chooses some of his friends whom he believes best exemplify these heroic qualities -- Bunga, a fearless honey badger; Fuli, a confident cheetah; Beshte, a friendly and good-spirited hippo; and Ono, an intellectual egret.
Here's Disney's new teaser:
Throughout the movie, and TV series to follow, the team of young animals will learn how to use their unique abilities to solve problems, protect the Pride Lands, and maintain balance within the Ciiiiiiircle of Liiiiiiiiife.
Many of the characters from "The Lion King" will appear in the movie, including Mufasa and Pumbaa, voiced by James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella, who are returning to their original roles. Rob Lowe ("The Grinder") and Gabrielle Union ("Being Mary Jane") star as Simba and Nala; Max Charles ("The Strain") as Kion; Joshua Rush ("The Adventures of Puss in Boots") as Bunga; Atticus Shaffer ("The Middle") as Ono; Diamond White ("Sofia the First") as Fuli; and Dusan Brown ("Blaze and the Monster Machines") as Beshte.
An extended trailer for the movie will debut next Friday, October 16. Are you ready to hear Simba's son roar?
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