Last March 20, 2016 at 11am on Disney Channel, the world finally met 5 new Disney characters in an old-new Disney favorite. The Lion King's epic story continues with THE LION GUARD: RETURN OF THE ROAR television movie! Starring Simba and Nala's son, Kion, and the rest of his friends who has become a team of animals tasked with keeping peace in the Pride Lands. It's an interesting concept! They're basically like animal heroes (or unlikely heroes for that matter), each having their own strengths and roles.
And then on April 17, at 8:30 AM, The Lion Guard Television Series will premier on Disney Channel!
Meet the Lion Guard!:
He's the 2nd son of King Simba and Queen Nala, and the little brother of Kiara.
Bunga is a fearless honey badger, who's an adopted nephew of Timon and Pumba. He wouldn't think twice of risk his own life to protect his friends.
The Keenest of Sight
Ono is a very smart egret that has cool sight powers. He can fly high and be the eye in the sky. He's like the surveillance of the Pride Lands with his sharp sight.
Beshte is a happy-go-lucky hippo. Always smiling, and loved by everyone. Due to his size, he's the strongest among the team, but has the softest heart.
Fuli, the Cheetah, is one of the fastest runners in the whole of Pride Land. Being able to outpace a pursuer is such a thrill for this gal. Girl power!
Aside from the team of the Lion Guard, you will also see your favorite Lion King characters with their original all-star voice cast such as Mufasa and Pumba (with the super awesome super cool voice of James Earl Jones) Simba (voiced by Rob Lowe), Nala (voiceed by Gabrielle Union), You will also see Rafikki, Timone, and Pumba!
The Lion Guard was developed and produced by Ford Riley (same producer of Special Agent Oso), and directed by Howy Parkins, who is the same director of Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
Boy would I loooove to work for Disney!
All the kids sure had fun during the media premier! Look at the smile on Rain's face! :-)
The Lion Guard: King of the Roar will also be aired on Disney Junior later on in the year! :-)
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