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James Earl Jones returns to the role of Mufasa for Disney’s epic adventure “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,” a new feature on DVD February 23. Joining Jones is another Lion King alum, Ernie Sabella, reprising his role as Pumbaa, in this adventure full of humor, music, and beloved characters for the whole family. The film follows the second-born cub of Simba (voice of Rob Lowe) and Nala (voice of Gabrielle Union), Kion (voice of Max Charles), and his Lion Guard team up as they embark on adventures together throughout the Pride Lands! Follow him as he brings together a group of unlikely heroes: Bunga the honey badger (voice of Joshua Rush), Fuli the cheetah (voice of Diamond White), Beshte the hippo (voice of Dusan Brown »
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When Disney Television Animation execs decided to create a series spinoff from the classic film “The Lion King,” they turned to veteran voice director Kelly Ward to ensure the vocal performances in “The Lion Guard” would roar to life.
The series premieres Friday, Jan. 15, with back-to-back episodes beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the Disney Channel.
“The Lion Guard,” which has a decidedly ecological spin, follows the exploits of Kion, the Prince of the Pride Lands and the second cub of the original film’s Simba and Nala. He and his friends — a cheetah, a hippotamus, a cattle egret and a honey badger — make up the Lion Guard to protect their homeland.
The series initially kicked off with a TV movie, “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,” last November. It drew impressive ratings for the Disney Channel, averaging 5.358 million viewers, according to Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates.
Ward has »
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