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The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (2015)

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Set in the African Savanna, the film follows Kion as he assembles the members of the 'Lion Guard'. Throughout the film, the diverse team of young animals will learn how to utilize each of ... See full summary »


Howy Parkins


Ford Riley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Earl Jones ... Mufasa (voice)
Rob Lowe ... Simba (voice)
Gabrielle Union ... Nala (voice)
Ernie Sabella ... Pumbaa (voice)
Max Charles ... Kion (voice)
Joshua Rush ... Bunga (voice)
Diamond White ... Fuli (voice)
Atticus Shaffer ... Ono (voice)
Dusan Brown ... Beshte (voice)
Eden Riegel ... Kiara (voice)
Sarah Hyland ... Tiifu (voice)
Madison Pettis ... Zuri (voice)
Andrew Kishino Andrew Kishino ... Janja (voice)
Vargus Mason ... Cheezi (voice)
Kevin Schon ... Timon / Chungu (voice)


Set in the African Savanna, the film follows Kion as he assembles the members of the 'Lion Guard'. Throughout the film, the diverse team of young animals will learn how to utilize each of their unique abilities to solve problems and accomplish tasks to maintain balance within the Circle of Life, while also introducing viewers to the vast array of animals that populate the prodigious African landscape.

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This follows on from Lion King 2: Simba's Pride and is based on Simba's second child Kion. See more »


In the Lion king 2: Simba's pride, Kiara didn't want to be a princess and didn't know what to do with her life. In the Lion Guard: return of the roar, she absolutely wanted to be a princess,and even teased Kion about being heir to the throne. She said to Kion," At least I know what I want to do with my life." See more »


Timon: Don't worry, ladies. Me and Pumbaa have everything under control.
Pumbaa: Timon's right. We used to help Simba get his claws out of logs all the time.
Kiara: And you're sure about this?
Timon: Sure I'm sure. If it weren't for us, your dad would still be stuck to a tree somewhere.
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Spoofs The Lion King (1994) See more »


Kion's Lament (It Is Time)
Written by Beau Black
Performed by Max Charles
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No. Just, no.
2 February 2016 | by Avwillfan89See all my reviews

As a huge fan of the Lion King, having grown up with it as a kid, this was an extreme disappointment to me.

To see the characters of Simba and Kiara being reduced to these uptight royal semi- antagonists is painful to say the least. Kiara, from the sequel "Simba's Pride" was adventurous and headstrong, like her father was when he was young. And now she's this obedient, tattletale daddy's girl who is also reduced to the stereotypical damsel in distress.

All to make new male protagonist look good. Kion, Simba's son (who strangely didn't appear in Simba's Pride) wants to be part of the Lion's Guard, (Kingsguard) but not the king, as the throne will go to Kiara. So he assembles a diverse group of animals as his "soldiers". This is where the producers thought "The Lion King meets The Avengers" comes in. It doesn't. It really doesn't.

I can't even begin to tell you how stupid, predictable and lazy the dialogue and story was. Why do they have make every single scene so utterly childish? When I was child, the Disney films I watched weren't dumbed down or censored to appeal to a younger audience! They were intelligent, meaningful and heartfelt films. People are too scared now to take risks with animation. It's all about the money and never about the art. Very sad.

2 out of 10

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22 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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