What We’ve All Been Waiting For, Disney Has Announced Their New Project Lion Guard, The Spin-off To The Lion King!
According to Entertainment Weekly It is after a 3-D re-release and a further 2.5 sequels that Disney has decided to expand the Lion King franchise, with the Lion Guard. The Lion Guard will be a TV movie which hopes to premiere in the fall of 2015.
Proceeding this will be a series in early 2016, being featured on channels such as Disney and Disney Junior. The show will follow Kion, the second-born son of Simba and Nala who were both seen in the previous Lion King movies. Simba and Nala lead a group known as the Lion Guard who protect the ‘Pride Lands’ which most loyal fans know of. Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu and Kiara will be making appearances throughout the series.
However the focus will be on the creatures of the Lion Guard, a numerous amount of new characters that include a honey badger, a cheetah, and a hippo. The producers of this exciting new series have told reporters that they are bringing in the ‘wildlife education experts’ from Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park to consult the show. Lion Guard will hope to incorporate conservation as a theme and it’s role in the ‘great circle of life’.