A new animated series, inspired by The Lion King, is headed to Disney Junior! The Lion Guard will follow Kion (Simba and Nala’s son), who becomes the leader of the Lion Guard, a group of the bravest and brightest tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. The show will include guest appearances by Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki and Zazu.
The wildlife education experts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park will serve as consultants on the project. A television movie will premiere in fall 2015, followed by the series in early 2016.