The New Lion King Movie Has A LOT To Live Up To

Photo: Courtesy of Disney.
Talk about some big paws to fill.

Disney classic The Lion King is getting yet another sequel, and this installment of our favorite animated story that broke our childhood hearts will feature some fresh voices.

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar will debut on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in November, starring some pretty big names. The whole gang, including Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumbaa, and Rafiki, are set to return for the tale's latest chapter. The new television movie revolves around Simba and Nala's son, Kion. The flick is a lead-up to a new TV series, The Lion Guard, coming to Disney Junior in 2016.

We're pretty excited to see (and hear) this new cast.

But we can't forget those who made the original movie one to remember. Here's a look at some of the voices from The Lion King's past, plus the newbies taking over.



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Photo: Matt Baron/BEImages.
The first-ever Simba was Jonathan Taylor Thomas. He voiced young Simba in the 1994 film.
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Photo: Everett Collection/REX USA.
Matthew Broderick was the voice of adult Simba in The Lion King.
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Photo: Gregory Pace/BEImages.
We can't wait to hear Rob Lowe as the new voice of Simba.
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Photo: Jim Smeal/BEImages.
Moira Kelly was the original voice of adult Nala.
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Photo: Picture Perfect/REX USA.
Gabrielle Union will voice Nala in the latest sequel.
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Photo: Picture Perfect/REX USA.
Max Charles will be the voice of Simba and Nala's cub, Kion, in The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.
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Photo: REX USA.
James Earl Jones is returning as the wise and almighty Mufasa!
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Photo: Carolyn Contino/BEImages.
Ernie Sabella, the original voice of Pumbaa, is also making a comeback.
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Photo: Rex/REX USA.
How could anyone forget Jeremy Irons as the original Scar? Fingers crossed that he comes back to reprise his role!
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