If you were a kid of the 90’s, this will surely bring back a lot of good memories. The memory of watching a young cub called Simba sitting next to his father Mufasa learning about his legacy was truly priceless. This legacy of “The Lion King” will now be carried further twice, once as a TV movie titled “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” and then a regular TV series “The Lion Guard.”
According to Deadline Hollywood, “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” TV movie now has an official premiere date of November 22nd and will air on Disney Channel. Looking at the first teaser of the TV movie brings back a lot of memories, which include watching a young Simba frolicking around with friends Nala, Zazu, Timon and Pumbaa. The only difference in this movie is that this time around Simba is all grown up (which he already did in “The Lion King”) and it’s his cub Kion who is playing around.
Kion happens to be his second child and “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” will show his journey of accepting who he is and how he manages to steer through it. If you thought this would be the only time when we will get to see the new cub, then there’s more to the story. TV movie, “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,” will act as a Launchpad for a regular TV series titled “The Lion Guard,” which will roll next year.
Carrying forward, “The Lion King” legacy in the form of a TV series will also help in giving enough time for the makers to explore every fabric of the new story that they want to show. Besides, the TV movie premiering next month can also help determine how fans would react to the regular TV series premiering next year.
It is being said that many characters from “The Lion King” like Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumbaa amongst others are said to return for the movie as well as the TV series next year. Oh My Disney gave a couple of reasons why “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” and “The Lion Guard” would bring back the exciting 90’s again.
Reasons like Simba and Nala’s presence; Kion sporting a Mohawk, multiple adorable animals and Mufasa’s existence as a spirit were cited. “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” will premiere next month on November 22nd while the TV series will roll next year.
Watch the teaser of “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” here:
Photo source: Facebook/The Lion Guard