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The Lion Guard – Life in the Pride Lands DVD (Shelly’s 1st Impressions)


The Lion Guard; Life in the Pride Lands

“Join Kion and his fearless friends as they defend the Pride Lands and protect the Circle of Life in five action –packed episodes…whether The Lion Guard s tracking a trespassing leopard, foiling tricky jackals or facing dangerous crocodiles, Life in the Pride Lands is always ‘hevi kabisa’- totally intense!”

Included on the disc are:


  • The Rise of Makuu (featuring guest star Blair Underwood as the voice of Makuu)
  • The Kaputana Celebration
  • Bunga and the King
  • Never Roar Again
  • The Imaginary Okapi

Music Videos:  

  • A Trail to Hope
  • Teke Ruka Teleza

“It’s UnBungalievable!” Shorts:

  • Who’s Quicker?
  • Who’s Hungrier?
  • Who Has Better Hair?
  • Who’s Cuter?
  • Who’s Louder?
  • Who’s Mightier?

My three-year-old daughter and I watched this together. It was her first experience with anything Lion King related and she spent most of the time asking me which characters were the “bad guys” and which were the “good guys.” Her favorite character was Fuli the cheetah; the fastest member of the Lion Guard.  My daughter enjoyed opening the five Lion Guard bracelets that came with the DVD. She got a kick out of assigning them to people in our family.

I was in the 6th Grade when Lion King came out and just loved everything about the movie- the characters, songs, etc. Maybe I came in with too high of expectations, but I couldn’t really get into this show. What I did like about the DVD were the extras. There are 6 Shorts included that teach about real animals and their “Un-Bunga-lievable” qualities.

I think these episodes will be a hit for slightly older kids and those who are familiar with The Lion King or this show already. I definitely recommend watching those before jumping into this DVD!

Information on the release:

Voice Cast:
Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”) as Simba; Gabrielle Union (“Being Mary Jane”) as Nala; Max Charles (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) 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. Many of the beloved characters from “The Lion King” reprise their roles, including Ernie Sabella as Pumbaa.

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; Andrew Kishino (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) as Janja; Vargus Mason (“Sofia the First”) as Cheezi; Jonny Rees (“Star Wars Rebels”) as Mzingo; Jeff Bennett (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”) as Zazu; and Kevin Schon (“The Lion King 1 1/2”) as Chungu and Timon.




Shelly is a native Southern Californian who resides in Orange County with her husband and three year old daughter. She is rediscovering Disney through the eyes of her daughter.

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