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Continuing the epic storytelling of The Lion King, join Simba and Nala’s second-born cub, Kion, and his lion guard team as they embark on adventures together throughout the pride lands! Bring home The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar on Disney DVD February 23rd. Includes a digital copy of the film, an exclusive talking backpack clip and “Here Comes The Lion Guard” music video performed by Beau Black.
Meet Kion, second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of “The Lion Guard,” an elite team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. Follow him as he assembles a group of unlikely heroes: Bunga the honey badger, Fuli the cheetah, Beshte the hippo and Ono the egret. Join them on a thrilling adventure as they use their unique abilities to defend the Pride Lands from predators and maintain balance within the Circle of Life. Bursting with humor, music, beloved characters and heart, The Lion Guard: Return Of The Roar is a must-own for the entire family!
Here is a clip of KION’S FIRST ROAR!
Voice Cast: James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella reprise their roles from “The Lion King” as Mufasa and Pumbaa, respectively, alongside Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”) as Simba and Gabrielle Union (“Being Mary Jane”) as Nala; Max Charles (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) stars as Kion; Joshua Rush (“The Adventures of Puss in Boots”) as Bunga; Atticus Shaffer (“The Middle”) as Ono; Diamond White (“Sofia the First”) as Fuli; and Dusan Brown (“Blaze and the Monster Machines”) as Beshte.
Additional cast members include: Eden Riegel (“All My Children”) as Kiara; Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”) as Tiifu; Madison Pettis (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”) as Zuri; Khary Payton (“Teen Titans”) as Rafiki; Jeff Bennett as Zazu (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”); Jonny Rees (“Star Wars Rebels”) as Mzingo; Andrew Kishino (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) as Janja; Vargus Mason (“Sofia the First”) as Cheezi; and Kevin Schon (“The Lion King 1 1/2”) as Chungu and Timon.
Bonus: “Here Comes the Lion Guard” Music Video performed by Beau Black
Feature Run Time: Approximately 44 minutes
This new movie makes me so happy! I absolutely LOVED The Lion King so much growing up and it was easily one of my top favorite movies of all time. Now there is an all new adventure with the descendants and I get to enjoy it with my girls! There are plenty of laughs and some great songs in this movie. Of course it is not as good as the original but this one is geared for an even younger audience through Disney Junior. My 4 year old and 7 year old girls LOVE this movie. The Lion Guard: Return Of The Roar is a great movie for the entire family!