Last weekend at D23 Expo, we found out that Whoopi Goldberg was being honored as a Disney Legend. In an emotional ceremony with the likes of Oprah, Stan Lee, Mark Hamill, and more, Whoopi’s speech made us feel like we could do anything. Whoopi voiced Shenzi in the animated classic The Lion King, and has been a huge contributor to the Disney family. Today, she’s making her mark in yet another movie, as the voice of Ursula in Descendants 2. Ursula is new VK Uma’s mother! Director Kenny Ortega made the announcement with Whoopi on The View and it was adorable. Take a look:
Here’s Whoopi and Kenny looking so excited to finally share this news:
Iconic! We’re already so excited to meet Uma and the rest of the new VKs in Descendants 2, and now we know to listen up for the classic voice of Whoopi Goldberg while we’re watching. Descendants 2 premieres tomorrow, June 21, on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform, Lifetime, and Lifetime Movies!