Friday, April 8, 2016

The Lion Guard

My son and I were invited to watch the series premiere of The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar which will be premiering on April 17, 2016 at 830am via The Disney Channel. As a kid, I watched The Lion King and as a Mom, I have made sure that my son watched it as well.

Before we watched the premiere, we were served with drinks and pastry. The kids and kids at heart were given coloring pages to color. It was soothing and relaxing, just like how Disney things should make you feel.

“The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” features an all-star voice cast, which includes James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella reprising their memorable roles from “The Lion King” as Mufasa and Pumbaa, respectively, alongside Rob Lowe as Simba and Gabrielle Union as Nala. Max Charles stars as Kion. The voice cast also includes Joshua Rush as Bunga; Atticus Shaffer as Ono; Diamond White as Fuli; and Dusan Brown as Beshte.

Set in the African Savanna, “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” follows Kion as he assembles the members of the Lion Guard. Traditionally, The Lion Guard comprised of the bravest and strongest lions in the Pride Lands. However, Kion defies tradition by calling upon some of his friends who typically wouldn’t have made the cut. From Kion’s best friend Bunga, a fearless honey badger, to Ono, an intellectual egret, to Fuli, a confident cheetah, and to Beshte, a friendly and good-spirited hippo, the newly formed Lion Guard is a rag tag group of unlikely heroes, united in their purpose to protect the Pride Lands. Throughout the movie and the series, the team will learn to utilize each of their unique abilities as they face new adventures in upholding the balance within the Circle of Life.

In anticipation of the movie and series launch, the search is on for kids across Southeast Asia to showcase their very best lion roars, no matter how big or small, via the “Show Us Your Roar” campaign on the Disney Channel Asia Facebook page. Kids who submit their roars stand a chance to have their video aired on Disney Channel during the premiere of “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar”!

“The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” and “The Lion Guard” series will also air on Disney Junior later on in the year. Ford Riley (“Special Agent Oso”) developed the movie and series and serves as executive producer. Howy Parkins (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”) is the director.

My son liked the series and has already asked if he could watch it when it starts to show. Of course I said yes. After all, anything Disney is Mommy approved for me.  


  1. So excited to watch this! I love Lion King and I still remember when I used to cry every time it gets to the part when Mufasa died (Lol). I love Disney (specially their classic movies) as a kid and even now as an adult. <3

  2. Will definitely watch this with my two kids! Disney has never failed to amaze and enticed the young generations and the adults as well all these years! I have watched Lion King for the nth time and surely this is going to be a hit too!

  3. Have seen Lion King many years ago. Love the movie that I bought a copy for my boys to see it. Now excited for this new flick. I remember singing Hakuna Matata for days when I first saw Lion King. Still singing it now from time to time to remind myself to relax a bit.

  4. I so love Lion King!!! It brings back so many memories during my childhood days :) When I went to HK Disneyland, I did not missed the Lion King show. I'll definitely watch The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar :)

  5. I HIGHLY recommend watching The Lion Guard. It premeired here in the US a couple of months ago. It bought back so many memories watching it.

  6. Kathy,

    Did you actually mention as a kid, you watched the movie? I refuse to say that because I did too, and I must have watched it countless times, at least over ten times. I was no kid when I watched Lion King the first time. LOL. Now that is a clue to how senior I am to you.

    The best thing about Lion King are the bits and pieces parents can pick up as life lessons. It's wrong to think that the lessons we pick up are to be taught to kids only, because they are life lessons, then it applies to us too.

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  7. It's gonna premiere pa lang? Hubby got a copy of the video from somewhere and it's the kids' newest favorite video. They'e memorized the songs and it has made me crazy since last week because of the LSS. haha

  8. I LOVE Lion King! I remember memorizing the songs and the lines from the movie before. My son is still too young to appreciate shows, though he shows particular interests for songs. I'm excited to see how he'll respond to this!

  9. Looks like you had a lot of fun!! Beautiful pictures!! :)

  10. The Lion King was one of my favorite films growing up, I fondly remember watching it with my parents when I was younger. I also let my son watchint it and he loved it! It is good to know that they've launched a new series so the youngsters nowadays can also appreciate and enjoy the Lion King.


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