Disney To Revive Lion King On TV
Love The Lion King as a kid? You're in luck. Characters from the 1994 Walt Disney movie “The Lion King” have not been seen in new settings since a direct-to-video sequel appeared more than a decade ago. Now the company is preparing a series that will burnish the franchise to a new generation of viewers who are often harder to win. Details here.
According to Variety, Disney will launch "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,” a short prime time movie focused on the son of Simba, the hero of the original film, in November on the Disney Channel. The program will follow Kion, Simba’s second-born cub, as he and a team of animals known as “The Lion Guard” try to keep the peace in the surrounding terrain.
Disney intends to launch a “Lion Guard” TV series on Disney Channel and Disney Junior outlets around the world in early 2016.
The program has been in the works for about four years.The animators are working extremely hard to make this venture as close to the feel of the movie as we possibly. In fact, some of the artists on the series have in fact worked on the original movies.
I have always been a fan of the movies and have utilized many of the lines when raising my children.
In reality, the statement "one day all of this will be yours" is indeed true for Simba these days.