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Disney's The Lion Guard TV show, premieres Friday, January 15 at 9:30am Et/Pt. This new, animated TV series sequel to The Lion King films, will air on the Disney Channel and encore there throughout the weekend, as well as on Disney Junior.
The Lion Guard follows the adventures of Kion, second-born of Simba and Nala, and his friends. The cast includes Rob Lowe and Gabrielle Union as Simba and Nala. Max Charles is Kion. Recurring guests include Blair Underwood, Ana Gasteyer, and Maia Mitchell. In an upcoming episode, Jason Marsden, Andy Dick, and Lacey Chabert reprise their roles as Kovu, Nuka and Vitani, from The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.
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The beloved gang is back! Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Zazu, Timon, Pumbaa and yes, even Mufasa are back for Disney's new Lion King sequel, although the cast has had a bit of a shakeup. The movie The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, the follow-up to the straight-to-video films The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and The Lion King 1½, will air on Nov. 22 on Disney Junior. The new flick will be followed by a series, The Lion Guard, which will air on the channel in 2016. The film and show focus on Simba and Nala's son Kion, who leads a team of animals to protect the Pride Lands. "It's kind of like The Lion King meets The Avengers," Nancy Kanter, »
What's the only thing worse than a sequel? The only prospect worse than paying £10 at your local cinema to have your favourite movie ruined, forever. The answer has three words. Straight-to-video.
In the '90s, home release sequels became fairly common. You'd greet them with surprise at your local Blockbusters and then want to pull your eyeballs out when you took them home and watched them. They're probably called straight-to-dvd or straight-to-Blu-ray now, but they still exist.
With the announcement that Dolph Lundgren will be starring in Kindergarten Cop 2 (because of course), here are 21 absolute stinking sequels - the vast majority of which weren't even considered good enough for the cinema. How many of them have you watched?
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"The movie follows Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of the Lion Guard, a team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands," said Disney.
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Sequels and spinoffs are all the rage on the big screen these days, but the news that Disney is moving forward with a Frozen 2 still comes as something of a surprise considering the studio has been reticent to pump out theatrically-released follow-ups to its biggest hits - only The Three Caballeros, The Rescuers Down Under, Fantasia 2000 and Winnie the Pooh are part of the Disney Animated Canon.
However, throughout the '90s and '00s Disney had a lucrative side-business in direct-to-video sequels that were turned around quickly and cheaply and made the studio a fast buck. Many execs felt that these cheapened the originals and John Lasseter put the brakes on them, although the recent Tinker Bell films (branching out from Peter Pan) have their roots in this release model.
Digital Spy revisits 13 of Disney's most unnecessary straight-to-video sequels below:
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