Disney Junior’s Lion King spinoff The Lion Guard has cast Rob Lowe as the voice of Simba and Gabrielle Union voicing the role of his lady-love Nala. James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa.
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar follows Simba and Nala’s son Kion as he assembles a team of heroic young animals to help protect Pride Rock and “maintain balance within the Circle of Life.” The movie will premiere this fall and serve as an introduction to the animated series, which will debut in early 2016, according to the network. Disney fans heading to the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. can catch a preview of The Lion Guard on Sunday, Aug. 16.
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar will premiere on Disney Junior in November.