The epic storytelling of Disney's "The Lion King" continues with "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar," a primetime television movie event that premiered Sunday, Nov. 22 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel in the U.S. and Disney Channel in Canada. My children and I enjoyed watching the movie. "The Lion Guard" television series will premiere in early 2016. Both the movie and series will roll out globally through 2017 on Disney Channels and Disney Junior channels. The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar will be on Disney Junior December 1st.
We really enjoyed all the songs in the movie. It featured the songs "Call of the Guard (The Lion Guard Theme)" and "Here Comes the Lion Guard," which will be included on the Walt Disney Records soundtrack set for release on January 8, 2016.
Set in the African savanna, "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" introduces Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, who is destined to become leader of the Lion Guard, a team of animals comprised of the Pride Lands' fiercest, bravest, fastest, strongest and keenest of sight. As Kion looks to assemble the members of the new Lion Guard, he does not call upon a group of lions to serve with him as tradition dictates, but instead chooses some of his friends whom he believes best exemplify these heroic qualities – Bunga, a fearless honey badger; Fuli, a confident cheetah; Beshte, a friendly and good-spirited hippo; and Ono, an intellectual egret.
Throughout the movie and subsequent series, the diverse team of young animals will learn how to utilize each of their unique abilities to solve problems and accomplish tasks to protect the Pride Lands and maintain balance within the Circle of Life.
"The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" is a production of Disney Television Animation. Both the movie and series were developed by Ford Riley ("Special Agent Oso"), who also serves as executive producer. During the Advance movie screening we got to meet the director Howy Parkins. Christopher Willis ("Mickey Mouse") is the composer and Beau Black ("Miles from Tomorrowland") is singer/songwriter.
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