THE LION GUARD: RETURN OF THE ROAR is roaring home late this winter on DVD. The film follows the story of second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of “The Lion Guard.” The movie helps set up the premise for the new TV show coming Disney Channel and Disney Junior next year.
When you buy the physical copy of the film, it comes with a Talking Backpack Clip along with the digital version.
THE LION GUARD: RETURN OF THE ROAR is available on DVD from February 23, 2016.
We got our first look at THE LION GUARD earlier this year at the D23 EXPO where they showed an exclusive new clip and had a live musical performance by Beau Black.
Full announcement below.
The Lion Guard: Return Of The Roar on Disney DVD February 23rd
Continuing the Epic Storytelling of “The Lion King,” Join Simba and Nala’s Second-Born Cub, Kion, and His Lion Guard Team as They Embark on Adventures Together throughout the Pride Lands!
Bring Home This Heroic Adventure on Disney DVD February 23rd
Includes a Digital Copy of the Film, an Exclusive Talking Backpack Clip and “Here Comes The Lion Guard” Music Video Performed by Beau Black
Synopsis: Meet Kion, second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of “The Lion Guard,” an elite team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. Follow him as he assembles a group of unlikely heroes: Bunga the honey badger, Fuli the cheetah, Beshte the hippo and Ono the egret. Join them on a thrilling adventure as they use their unique abilities to defend the Pride Lands from predators and maintain balance within the Circle of Life. Bursting with humor, music, beloved characters and heart, The Lion Guard: Return Of The Roar is a must-own for the entire family!
Voice Cast: James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella reprise their roles from “The Lion King” as Mufasa and Pumbaa, respectively, alongside Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”) as Simba and Gabrielle Union (“Being Mary Jane”) as Nala; Max Charles (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) stars as Kion; Joshua Rush (“The Adventures of Puss in Boots”) as Bunga; Atticus Shaffer (“The Middle”) as Ono; Diamond White (“Sofia the First”) as Fuli; and Dusan Brown (“Blaze and the Monster Machines”) as Beshte.
Additional cast members include: Eden Riegel (“All My Children”) as Kiara; Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”) as Tiifu; Madison Pettis (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”) as Zuri; Khary Payton (“Teen Titans”) as Rafiki; Jeff Bennett as Zazu (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”); Jonny Rees (“Star Wars Rebels”) as Mzingo; Andrew Kishino (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) as Janja; Vargus Mason (“Sofia the First”) as Cheezi; and Kevin Schon (“The Lion King 1 1/2”) as Chungu and Timon.
- Exec. Producer: Ford Riley (“Special Agent Oso”)
- Director: Howy Parkins (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”)
- Release Date: February 23, 2016
- Packaging: DVD + Digital Copy and Free Talking Backpack Clip
- Bonus: “Here Comes the Lion Guard” Music Video performed by Beau Black
- Ratings: TV-Y (US)
- Feature Run Time: Approx. 44 mins.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)
- Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital
- Languages: English & French Audio; English, French & Spanish Subtitle