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The Lion King: Return of the Roar will feature the voices of Rob Lowe and James Earl Jones
Take a deep breath people, we know all your childhood dreams are coming true.
Disney has announced a brand new Lion King movie, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.
The film will tell the story of Simba’s son Kion as he goes through the familiar struggles of being the son of a great king, finding his roar and generally trying to navigate the social struggles of the Serengeti.
Simba will be voiced by Parks and Recreation star Rob Lowe while Bring It On’s Gabrielle Union will lend her dulcet tones to the character of Nala.
What’s even more exciting is that James Earl Jones will return as the voice of Mufasa so we’re guessing we’re either in for some flashbacks or another “excellent if not a bit cryptic life advice for a lion made of clouds” moment.
The movie will air on the Disney Channel in November and we’ve already got a clip to feast your chops on:
As well as the hour-long movie, there will also be a follow-up TV series airing on Disney Juniors in January 2016.
It’s been 21 years (no, we’re not making that up) since the groundbreaking original was released, winning two Oscars and making $987.5 million at the box office thus becoming an instant classic.
And seriously, if you don’t well up during the first few bars of ‘Circle of Life’ you should probably see a doctor as your heart may have turned to stone.
What’s your favourite Disney movie?