The idea of a Game of Thrones actor appearing on a Disney Junior show sounds impossible but it’s true! Kristofer Hivju, better known to Game of Thrones fans Tormund Giantsbane, will be appearing on The Lion Guard (a sequel of sorts to the original Lion King) as Kenge, a ferocious monitor lizard. The description for the episode is below, as well as an exclusive clip from Friday’s newest episode.
“The Bite of Kenge” – A ferocious monitor lizard named Kenge bites some of the members of the Lion Guard, temporarily paralyzing them. Kristofer Hivju (“Game of Thrones”) guest stars as Kenge and David Oyelowo (“Selma”) and Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”) recur as Scar and Ushari, respectively. This episode of Disney Junior’s hit animated series “The Lion Guard” premieres FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Disney Channel.
Watch the clip here:
Disney Junior’s hit series The Lion Guard, continues the epic storytelling of The Lion King and follows the adventures of Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, and his diverse group of friends as they unite to protect the Pride Lands.
If you want to see Hivju behind the microphone, check out this video from the actor as he recorded his role. He’s clearly having an amazing time doing it.
The Lion Guard voice cast includes: Rob Lowe as Simba; Gabrielle Union as Nala; Max Charles as Kion; Diamond White as Fuli the cheetah; Joshua Rush as Bunga the honey badger; Atticus Shaffer as Ono the egret; and Dusan Brown as Beshte the hippo. The series was developed by Ford Riley (Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles), who also serves as executive producer. Howy Parkins is co-executive producer and supervising director.
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