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'Lion King' Rob Lowe is 'Simba' and Gabrielle Union is Nala in upcoming sequel

The epic Disney's 'The Lion King' continues with 'The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,' with Rob Lowe as Simba and Gabrielle Union as Lala.

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Gabriella Union in studio for 'The Lion Guard' play

Gabriella Union in studio for 'The Lion Guard'

Rob Lowe and Gabrielle Union have joined the cast of 'The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,' an animated primetime movie premiering on the Disney Channel in November.

Lowe will be voicing the famous Simba, while Union will voice his lion wife Nala.

The movie, a continuing of The Lion King tale, 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.

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The movie is a precursor to "The Lion Guard" television series, premiering in early 2016 on Disney Channels and Disney Junior channels around the globe.

Gabriella Union in studio for 'The Lion Guard' play

Gabriella Union in studio for 'The Lion Guard'

 

The upcoming movie also stars Max Charles, Atticus Shaffer and Sarah Hyland among the voice cast, with James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella reprising their roles from as Mufasa and Pumbaa, respectively.

'The Lion Guard' premieres in November on Disney Channel.

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