The Lion Guard

by - April 10, 2016

Growing up as an only child my best friend was the TV and VHS. For the young ones, I bet some wouldn't know what a VHS is. It's actually a Video Home System. Similar to the DVDS now, but they were in tape form and without a rewinder, you are pretty much doomed. Kidding! =P Also, I'm pretty much revealing my age! Anyhow, my mom would fondly buy me a lot of Disney tapes back then and being a kid, I would watch them endlessly! One of my favorites was The Lion King. A classic that no kid in the 90s would forget. :)

Now, it has been more than a decade since the first time I saw and now my kids have their own version - The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar!

The launch was held at Toby Estate, Whitespace and I brought my youngest son Asher, because he really loves animals and he gets to have a preview of the TV series! :)

The place was packed with fellow Mommy bloggers and their cute kiddos! They also laid out coloring sheets for the kids to do. :)

Oh and look! Asher as the main character KION! Cute! ^_^ 

The epic storytelling of Disney's "The Lion King" continues with "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar," a television movie event that premiered 20 March, 11am on Disney Channel in Southeast Asia. The movie follows Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of The Lion Guard, a team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. The movie leads into "The Lion Guard" television series, which will premiere on April 17, 8:30am on Disney Channel.

As we watched the preview of the series, I was so happy to see my old favorite characters, like Simba, Nala, Mufasa (yes, he's there!), Timon and Pumbaa! ^_^

We also welcome new characters that make up The Lion Guard and each member has a special skill: Kion is the Fiercest, Bunga (the honey badger) is the Bravest, Fuli (the cheetah) is the Fastest, Beshte (the hippo and my fave! ^_^) is the Strongest, and Ono (the egret) is the Keenest of eye. :)

For Mommies and Daddies, you'll surely love this TV series for your children because it is designed to communicate positive lessons about team work, community and diversity, as the Lion Guard lean to combine their unique skills to work together.

Engrossed and cannot be disturbed while watching The Lion Guard >_<

Oh and don't be surprised if your kids suddenly start speaking in an African dialect! Cos each episode of The Lion Guard incorporates Swahili words and phrases, to link to its African heritage. For example, Kion's catchphrase is 'Hevi kabisa!', or 'Totally intense!' ^_^

Also enjoyed a yummy lunch care of Toby's Estate while watching. :)

Is that a lion?? Or does it look like it? hehe!

In anticipation of the movie and series launch, the search is on for kids across Southeast Asia to showcase their very best lion roars, no matter how big or small, via the "Show Us Your Roar" campaign on the Disney Channel Asia Facebook page Kids who submit their roars stand a chance to have their video aired on Disney Channel during the premiere of "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar"! That would be so cool! :)

"The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" and "The Lion Guard" series will also air on Disney Junior later on in the year. :)

ZUKA ZAMA!! :) Pop up, Dive in! to this new and exciting series!

Artsy Ava

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  1. OMG! Reading this post on a Monday pero so much throwback feels! Lion King was the second movie I've watched on the big screen. The first was Alladin but still a Disney! Would definitely have my little cousins tuned in to this. I hope they'll love The Lion King as much as I loved it when I was a kid. :)



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