'The Lion Guard' Behind the Scenes of Simba's Next Saga

The Disney Channel TV movie follows the story of Simba and his youngest cub Kion.
2:30 | 01/14/16

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Finally, 20 years after "The lion king," simba is back with a baby. Here's ABC's nick watt. ? Reporter: 22 years after "The lion king" roared -- Everyone scatter! Reporter: "The lion guard." Sequel, TV movie, now series fr our parent company Walt Disney premiering on Disney Jr. How do grownups create cartoons for kids? My son came home. He plays in the park with his friends every Thursday. They have this imaginary superhero team that fights imaginary bad guys. That's when it hit me. We've put superheroes in the prideland. Sort of the avengers meets the lion king. Reporter: So the lion guard is simba's son and his multi-species posse, keeping peace on the plains. We're behind the scenes. When you're on the freeway, stuck in traffic, you get a lot of ideas. Reporter: Jose is a character creator. A blend of his brother and his boss. When you draw you have to imitate. If he's upset you have to be like, it automatically comes onto the paper. You put your acting into the character. Reporter: Meanwhile in the writer's room -- I don't know if you know this about the cuckoo. Cuckoo is a terrible parent. There are cuckoos in Africa. Reporter: Perhaps on the poster tacked to the office wall. We kind of stand in front of and look at. Being tall we'd want to go with something smaller. Like a dicdic but we couldn't say it on a junior show. Reporter: They consult zoologists to get the animal behavior right. Apart of course from the fact that they talk. Later, Jed! Reporter: On "Lion guard," rob Lowe, Sarah Hyland, and some new guy. Exaggerated is totally fine. Number two here at 14 minutes. Hey, our flowers! Reporter: And my John Wayne bush buck made it into the show. Hey, our flowers! Reporter: "The lion guard" TV movie premiered in November with record ratings. Clearly these guys know what they're doing. ? I told you I couldn't do it. That's enough. That was precisely it! You would right on pitch. One more time. I hate you all. Reporter: I'm nick watt for "Nightline" in Los Angeles.

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