LION KING Sequel Series, THE LION GUARD, Coming To DIsney
The younger-skewing cable network has ordered The Lion Guard, an animated sequel TV movie and series geared toward kids age 2-7 and their families, the cabler announced Tuesday.Source: THR
The Lion Guard will start as an animated TV movie and bow in fall 2015, with the subsequent series set for an early 2016 debut on Disney Junior and Disney Channel.
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.