The Lion Guard is made for little kids but has plenty for fans of all ages to enjoy
Disney making TV shows out of their hit movies is nothing new. There have been TV shows of Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Hercules and Tarzan. All of these shows continued the adventures of these movies and some of them were pretty good. Yet I have never seen a show like The Lion Guard before. This show is a sort of sequel to the first Lion King movie that shows the continuing adventures in the Pride Lands but it focuses on a brand new character. I was able to get a review copy of Unleash the Power, the newest The Lion Guard DVD and here is what I thought of it.
Here is the plot for The Lion Guard:
Join Kion and his friends as they unite to protect the Pride Lands and maintain the Circle of Life. Packed with action, music and over two hours of fun, The Lion Guard: Unleash the Power! proves that when heroes join forces, they are truly a force to be reckoned with.
“The Lion Guard” continues the epic storytelling of Disney’s “The Lion King” and follows the adventures of Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, and his diverse group of friends – Bunga, a fearless honey badger; Fuli, a confident cheetah; Beshte, a friendly and good-spirited hippo; and Ono, an intellectual egret. Together, Kion and his friends make up the Pride Lands’ fiercest, bravest, fastest, strongest and keenest of sight.
The cast of The Lion Guard is comprised of Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”) as Simba; Garbeille Union (“Being Mary Jane”) as Nala; Max Charles (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) as Kion; Joshua Rush (“The Adventures of Puss in Boots”) as Bunga; Dusan Brown (“Blaze and the Monster Machines”) as Beshte, Diamond White (“Sofia the First”) as Fuli; and Atticus Shaffer (“The Middle”) as Ono. Ernie Sabella (“The Lion King”) reprises his role as Pumbaa.
Additional cast members include Eden Riegel (“All My Children”) as Kiara; Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”) as Tiifu;Madison Pettis (“Jake and the Neverland Pirates”) as Zuri; Gary Anthony Williams (“Doc McStuffins”) as Mufasa; Khary Payton (“Teen Titans”) as Rafiki; Jeff Bennett (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”) as Zasu; Andrew Kishino (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) as Janja; Vargus Mason (“Sofia the First”) as Cheezi; Jonny Rees (“Star Wars Rebels”) as Mzingo; and Kevin Schon (“The Lion King 1 1/2) as Chungu and Timon.
This The Lion Guard DVD consists of the episodes Fuli’s New Family, Bunga the Wise, Eye of the Beholder, Follow that Hippo!, The Search for Utamu and Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots. Each episode runs about 22 minutes and includes an original song that kids are sure to love. To me they were not all winners but some of them I liked a lot. Overall it is a show I really enjoyed and is something fans of the movies need to watch. If you want to learn more about The Lion Guard click on this website.
Watch a clip from an episode of The Lion Guard below: