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We Literally Can't Believe It! Rob Lowe Will Be The Voice Of Simba In A TV Reboot Of The Lion King!

| Filed under: TV NewsDisneyRob LoweSarah HylandGabrielle UnionNostalgia

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Yep, we totally didn't see this one coming!

On Tuesday, it was announced that Rob Lowe will star in a TV adaption of the Lion King called the The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.

Lowe will voice a grown-up Simba, and the plot will center around the lion's second born son, Kion.

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The series, which will preview with a one hour movie in November 2015 followed by a January 2016 release date, follows Kion as he becomes the leader of the Lion Guard, a group of animals tasked with protecting the Pride Lands.

A rep for Disney Junior quipped of the concept:

"It's kind of like The Lion King meets The Avengers."

Sounds inneresting! Check out a pic of Rob getting his Simba on in the recording studio (below)!

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While this is a departure from the actor's Parks and Recreation days, we think it's cool that he's trying something new!

Joining the 51-year-old in the studio is Sarah Hyland, Atticus Shaffer, and Gabrielle Union — who will play Simba's wife, Nala!

We're curious to see how this new venture turns out! Will YOU be watching?

[Image via Disney/WENN.]

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