Disney’s Lion Guard: Return of the Roar is available on DVD now! Return to the rich and luscious world of one of Disney’s most beloved movies, The Lion King as you will appreciate all the feelings of nostalgia that Lion Guard: Return of the Roar brings back. Many familiar characters return to the screen and we are introduced to new ones as well.
We are introduced to Simba and Nala’s son, Kion, a fun-loving little cub who in many ways, resembles Simba when he was much younger. Kion’s older sister, Kiara, is destined to be the next ruling monarch of the Prides Land, so you can imagine how carefree Kion is. It was not until one special day when he realize what his own destiny is.
While out playing, Kion’s best friend, Bunga, was trapped by a pair of hyenas in the Outlands. Kion let out a loud roar to save Bungo and the Roar of the Elders was let out. Frighten, the hyenas let the Honey Badger free. Rafiki and Simba overheard the Roar, and they came to the conclusion that Kion was ready to be the leader of the new Lion Guard.
The Lion Guard is the team that protects the Pride Lands and defends the Circle of Life, ensuring there is a balance between nature and the creatures. As the leader, Kion has been given the Roar of the Elders, an amazing power that makes him the fiercest in all the Pride Lands. To complete the Lion Guard, Kion must assemble a team of the bravest, strongest, fastest, and keenest of sight in the Pride Lands. His team consists of Bunga the honey badger, Beshte the hippo, Fuli the cheetah, and Ono the egret. When Simba meets his team, he was rather disappointed as the Lion Guard only consisted of one lion and he did not think Kion took his new responsibility seriously.
After a pep talk from one of the greatest kings of the Prides Land, Kion found his strength to prove everyone wrong. As the saying goes, “’Til the Pride Lands’ end, Lion Guard defend!”
My 4-year-old daughter and I enjoyed the movie, except there were some parts that she did not like. Her least favorite part was when the hyenas trapped Bunga. There were a few other ‘scary’ scenes that she was unsure about as well, but she did enjoy the storyline of the movie overall.
Every time a song played, she was up dancing as she kept her eyes on the screen. The scenes were all energetic and colorful and really got her grooving. Our favorite musical scenes were Zuka Zama and Here Comes the Lion Guard.
As a parent, I really enjoyed the storyline of this little brave cub. He strongly believed what he was doing is for the best and set his mind out to prove it. That is a characteristic I want my children to have. Being able to believe in yourself and fighting against the odds to reach your goal. I also really enjoy the familiar scenes from one of my favorite Disney movies and being able to follow a family through different generations.
Overall, this is a great movie to add to your Disney collection. There are some parts that may be slightly scary for the younger ones, so I would suggest this movie for children 6 and up.
Included on the DVD is the music video, Here Comes the Lion Guard, performed by Beau Black. It is a catchy tune that my 4-year-old daughter loves dancing to. It is also the closing song of the movie.
Free Bonus Gift
As an added bonus, the DVD set also comes with a free talking backpack Clip. It’s the shape of Kion’s head and is about an inch in diameter. There’s a button in back that you can press to make Kion say “’Til the Pride Lands’ end, Lion Guard defend!”
Free Activity Sheets
Love the Lion Guard? Check out these fun activity sheets! Download Activity Sheets. The zip file is 5.6MB which contains 3 PDF files, each containing a different activity. The activities include building a family tree, creating a megaphone, and how you can create your own Lion Guard.