Andy Dick Joins 'Lion' Cast

Actress Mischa Barton appears backstage during MTV's "Total Request Live" show at the MTV Times Square Studios Jan. 25, 2006, in New York.
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Actor Andy Dick plays a pretty cool cat in his sitcom Newsradio. But as we hear from CBS This Morning Entertainment Correspondent Eleanor Mondale, Andy is a cat gone bad in the new Disney video, The Lion King 11: Simba's Pride.

Is there room in the movie world for two cowardly lions? In Disney's home video sequel, Lion King II, actor Andy Dick is the simpering voice of Nuka, a scraggly, evil young man. Dick says Nuka starts out "as a scruffy teenager, and then I grow up into just an evil young man."

For the role, he had to speak in a high voice, in a manner befitting the character. "That was kind of hard in the beginning," he says. "I just squeezed it up. And that's all you can think, squeeze it up. Squeeze it up! That's all the director kept saying is 'squeeze it up there!' And that's hard to do. I'm not, like, this voice guy. I can't change my voice all over. That's why it was easier to play the mean guy."

Andy is an addition to the original cast, but many of the original voices of The Lion King are back for this video sequel, including Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, and Nathan Lane.

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