Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Everything Old Is Rebooted

The mining of treasures, it is ongoing.

... Disney will launch “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar,” a short primetime movie focused on the son of Simba, the hero of the original [Lion King], in November on 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 about four years in the making, said Nancy Kanter, executive vice president of original programming and general manger of Disney Junior Worldwide, in a recent interview. “We were really trying to make sure, from a production value, that we could get as close to the feel of the movie as we possibly can. I think people will be sort of amazed at just how beautiful it really looks,” she said. ...

Work on The Lion Guard series cranked into high gear several months ago. (It's only a totally unsubstantiated rumor that Kion and Co. will be taking down a bow-and-arrow-packing dentist who is running amuck in an episode. But you never know. ...)


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