The Lion Guard is coming to DVD!
In November I was in Los Angeles with Disney for the Red Carpet Premiere of The Good Dinosaur. While there, we were treated to a private prescreening of The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. After the screening, we sat down with Executive Producer Ford Riley, Composer Christopher Willis, Singer/Songwriter Beau Black, Swahili Consultant Sarah Mirza, and Dr. Jill Mellen from Animal Kingdom to learn more about the upcoming series.
When I returned home, I introduced my daughter to the new characters; Kion, Bunga, Ono, Fuli, and Beshte and then we awaited the premiere, the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Since then, we have been reading books about the show, following the series on Disney Jr. and singing along to Beau’s new songs.
On Tuesday, February 23rd, Disney’s Lion Guard comes out on DVD. To celebrate, Disney has released some fun activity sheets to get your little one(s) ready for the DVDs arrival. Check out the details by clicking the button (graphic) below!
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! 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! Bring home this heroic adventure on Disney DVD February 23rd!
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 This Heroic Adventure 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
Synopsis: 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!
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.
Exec. Producer: Ford Riley (“Special Agent Oso”)
Director: Howy Parkins (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”)
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Packaging: DVD + Digital Copy and Free Talking Backpack Clip
Bonus: “Here Comes the Lion Guard” Music Video performed by Beau Black
Ratings: TV-Y (US)
Feature Run Time: Approx. 44 mins.
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)
Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Languages: English & French Audio; English, French & Spanish Subtitle
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