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"The Lion Guard" (TV show) scene
The Lion Guard (TV show) scene
"The Lion Guard" is an animated television movie and series on Disney Junior, geared towards kids age 2-7 and their families, that continues the story introduced twenty years ago in the acclaimed Disney animated film "The Lion King."

The wildlife education experts at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park will serve as consultants on show's stories, which will incorporate themes of conservation, family and community while also highlighting problem-solving, creative thinking and diversity. Author and
Swahili expert Sarah Mirza is the language and cultural advisor.

"The Lion Guard" begins as Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, assumes the role of leader of the Lion Guard, a group of the bravest and brightest tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. Instead of assembling a team of young lions to serve with him, Kion challenges tradition by calling upon friends he believes are the best choices — Bunga, a fearless honey badger; Fuli, a confident cheetah; Beshte, a happy-go-lucky hippo; and Ono, an intellectual egret. Stories will include special appearances by Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Zazu and Kion's older sister, Kiara, the future Queen of the Pride Lands.

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 Strain") stars as Kion. The voice cast also includes Joshua Rush ("The Adventures of Puss in Boots") as Kion's best friend, Bunga, a fearless honey badger; Atticus Shaffer ("The Middle") as Ono, an intellectual egret; Diamond White ("Sofia the First") as Fuli, a confident cheetah; and Dusan Brown ("Blaze and the Monster Machines") as Beshte, a friendly and good-spirited hippo.

Additional cast members include Eden Riegel ("All My Children") as Kiara, Sarah Hyland ("Modern Family") as Tiifu, Madison Pettis as Zuri and Jeff Bennett as Zazu (both from "Jake and the Never Land Pirates"); Andrew Kishino ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars") as Janja, Vargus Mason ("Sofia the First") as Cheezi, Greg Ellis ("Star Wars Rebels") as Mzingo, Khary Payton ("Teen Titans") as Rafiki, and Kevin Schon ("The Lion King's Timon and Pumbaa") as Chungu and Timon.

"The Lion Guard" movie and series were developed by Ford Riley ("Special Agent Oso"), who also serves as executive producer. Howy Parkins ("Jake and the Never Land Pirates") is director. Christopher Willis ("Mickey Mouse") is the composer.




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THE LION GUARD: FACTS

Network: Disney Junior
Genre: Animation
Premiere Date: November 22, 2015
Seasons: 2




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