The Lion King franchise will be returning to the small screens this coming Sunday, November 22 at 7 pm ET/PT on the Disney Channel for the US and Canada, via the primetime TV movie The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. The movie will then be available on WATCH Disney Channel and WATCH Disney Junior apps, Disney Channel on Demand, and Disney Junior on Demand the following day. The primetime movie will herald the Lion Guard: Return of the Roar TV series, which has been slated for next year.
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar follows the second born cub of Simba and Nala, Kion, who has been destined to lead the team of animals comprised of Pride Lands’ fiercest, bravest, fastest, and strongest – The Lion Guard. However, Kion breaks tradition by refusing to select lions for his team, instead opting for a ragtag group of friends that he believes exemplify the qualities needed – Bunga, a fearless honey badger; Fuli, a confident cheetah; Beshte, a friendly and good-spirited hippo; and Ono, an intellectual egret.