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Old June 11 2014, 12:11 AM   #1
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Lion King spin-off "The Lion Guard' to air on Disney Junior in 2015

Disney Junior plans to launch “The Lion Guard” with an hourlong movie in November of 2015, followed by regular episodes the following January.

http://mickeymindset.blogspot.ca/201...to-air-on.html

Mitchell Stein- Looks like Boy Meets World isn't the only Disney franchise to be resurrected back to television again this year. In a very surpirsing announcement made today revealed by the Wall Street Journal, Disney Junior is producing a series based off The Lion King set to air sometime in 2015.

“It’s kind of like ‘The Lion King’ meets ‘The Avengers,’” says Disney Junior general manager Nancy Kanter in the article. The plot story follows a cub named Kion, who is the son of Simba from the Lion King films, who assembles a group of animals to help him protect the pride lands. You might be familiar with Simba's daughter Kiara, who appeared in the direct-to-video sequel The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. Unless they plan to incorporate Kiara into this brand-new series this probably makes the canon in Simba's Pride completely irrelevant and may even pretend that the film didn't exist, which is likely as the movie was received a bit more critical reception than the original film, although it leveled up as a direct-to-video film. No recognition is found much in the world of Disney movies, theme parks or merchandise, so it's possible Disney chose to forget about that one altogether.

The new series, is set to premiere on Disney Channel sometime in 2015. It is unknown if it will have any specific connection to Disney Afternoon's Timon and Pumbaa television series.
Full article from The Wall Street Journal with pictures:

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/...the-lion-king/

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Old June 11 2014, 04:49 AM   #2
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Re: Lion King spin-off "The Lion Guard' to air on Disney Junior in 201

It's meant for 2-6 year olds so I really don't have much hope in it.

It's also about 20 years too late. The Aladin show was really good (to a 10 year old).
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Old June 11 2014, 05:16 AM   #3
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Re: Lion King spin-off "The Lion Guard' to air on Disney Junior in 201

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It's meant for 2-6 year olds so I really don't have much hope in it.
So's My Little Pony, but that didn't stop it from being really popular with adults.

I'm cautiously optimistic about this one. The latest press release has a bit more info that sounds promising.

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. (!)
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Consultants from the Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida will serve as advisors on The Lion Guard stories, while author and Swahili expert, Sarah Mirza, will serve as language and cultural advisor.
(Exclamation added.)

So, it's in continuity with the first two movies (and presumably not the Timon and Pumbaa tv series or TLK 1-1/2, which is good), and it sounds like they're taking the animals and African culture seriously. It could be horrible, of course, but I'm eager to give it a shot.
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Old June 12 2014, 01:21 AM   #4
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It's meant for 2-6 year olds so I really don't have much hope in it.
So's My Little Pony, but that didn't stop it from being really popular with adults.
But those people are really creepy weirdos that should be watched carefully.

Now where did I put my Garfield and Friends DVDs....
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Old June 12 2014, 12:05 PM   #5
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Re: Lion King spin-off "The Lion Guard' to air on Disney Junior in 201

Disney Junior has some really entertaining shows. The Octonauts, Jake & the Neverland Pirates, Doc McStuffins and Sophia the First are all excellent shows. The best thing about Disney Junior is there are no commercials, so it's peaceful when you let your kids watch it. While I think Nick Jr shows are more educational, A lot of them are old and repeats.
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Old June 16 2014, 06:24 PM   #6
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Disney Junior has some really entertaining shows. The Octonauts, Jake & the Neverland Pirates, Doc McStuffins and Sophia the First are all excellent shows. The best thing about Disney Junior is there are no commercials, so it's peaceful when you let your kids watch it. While I think Nick Jr shows are more educational, A lot of them are old and repeats.
My nieces love Disney Junior, and I crack up watching the shows sometimes because of familiar voice actors.
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Old June 16 2014, 07:08 PM   #7
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Re: Lion King spin-off "The Lion Guard' to air on Disney Junior in 201

Why don't Disney put out their TV shows like Tarzan, Aladdin and Timon and Pumbaa on DVD ?

Anyone have any idea ?
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Old June 16 2014, 07:58 PM   #8
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Old June 16 2014, 09:48 PM   #9
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They do put out DVD's but are slow to do so. We have several, Jake, Sophia and Doc McStuffins.
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Old June 17 2014, 08:29 PM   #10
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No complete series boxsets then ?
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Old June 17 2014, 09:19 PM   #11
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The DVD's they put out are for current ongoing series.
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Old June 18 2014, 05:00 PM   #12
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Disney is stupid. They seemed to release 80s shows, Gummi Bears, Rescue Rangers, Tale Spin and such but not mid 90s shows.
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Old June 22 2014, 12:15 AM   #13
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New poster with new characters in the show:

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Old June 22 2014, 09:35 AM   #14
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New poster with new characters in the show:


And just so we're all on the same page: it's fan art. (Thank god; everything is horribly off-model.)
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Old June 24 2014, 01:14 AM   #15
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And just so we're all on the same page: it's fan art. (Thank god; everything is horribly off-model.)
HAHAHA! Disregard my previous post then.
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