Posted: 11 June, 2014 by Web Guy Brett

First Look At 'The Lion Guard'

Tags: Disney, The Lion King, The Lion Guard

It's been 20 years since 'The Lion King' first hit movie screens around the world, and now Disney has put a twist on the classic.

'The Lion Guard' will premiere next year as a television movie on Disney Junior, with a follow-up series in 2016 on the Disney Channel.

Disney explains the storyline beginning in "the heart of the African savannah, as Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, assembles a team of his close friends to preserve the Pride Lands. The show will also include special appearances by Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Zazu and Kion’s older sister, Kiara, the future Queen of the Pride Lands."

The new movie and series is designed for the next generation of audiences, and will focus on conservation education, importance of family and also highlight creative problem-solving skills and diversity.

We're excited for the return of Simba!  Hakuna Matata indeed!

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Tags: Disney, The Lion King, The Lion Guard

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