The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (2015)

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Set in the African savannah, the film follows Kion as he assembles the members of the 'Lion Guard'. Throughout the film, the diverse team of young animals will learn how to utilize each of their unique abilities to solve problems and accomplish tasks to maintain balance within the Circle of Life, while also introducing viewers to the vast array of animals that populate the prodigious African landscape.

"The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" is a 2015 animated television movie that works as a pilot for the Disney Junior animated series "The Lion Guard". The movie and subsequent series follow the adventures of Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he puts together a team to secure the Pride Lands. The movie presents a fresh twist to the precious "Lion King" tale and includes important messages about team effort, variety, and the balance of nature.

Plot Overview
Set after the occasions of "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride", the movie concentrates on Simba and Nala's child Kion, who is unaware of his destined function as the leader of the Lion Guard. The Lion Guard is a group of animals entrusted with the responsibility of safeguarding the Pride Lands from numerous dangers. Upon learning about the guard, Kion begins his journey to put together the members of his team.

Simba at first disapproves of Kion's options, as tradition dictates a group entirely composed of lions. Nevertheless, Kion remains true to his impulses and eventually encourages his dad to accept his varied team of buddies, consisting of a honey badger named Bunga, a cheetah named Fuli, a hippopotamus named Beshte, and an egret named Ono. Together, they must protect the Pride Lands from a selection of foes, including the wicked hyenas led by Janja.

Main Characters
- Kion: The protagonist of the film, Kion is the kid of Simba and Nala, and the younger bro of Kiara. He possesses the "Roar of the Elders", an effective force that can summon the fantastic lions of the past. Throughout the film, Kion finds out about the importance of teamwork, management, and embracing his role as the leader of the Lion Guard.

- Simba: The king of the Pride Lands and Kion's dad, Simba initially disapproves of his kid's choices for the Lion Guard. However, he eventually learns to trust Kion's judgement and supports his team.

- Nala: The queen of the Pride Lands and Kion's mother, Nala offers assistance and support to her child as he discovers his destiny and the responsibilities of being a leader.

- Bunga: A courageous and daring honey badger, Bunga is Kion's best friend and the bravest member of the Lion Guard.

- Fuli: A quick and agile cheetah, Fuli is the fastest member of the Lion Guard and shows important to the group with her speed and steely decision.

- Beshte: A kind-hearted and mild hippopotamus, Beshte functions as the team's strongest member and provides the Lion Guard with brawn and knowledge.

- Ono: A resourceful and smart egret, Ono is the Lion Guard's keenest of sight and helps to guide the team with his extraordinary vision.

Themes and Moral Lessons
"The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" highlights a number of styles and moral lessons that resonate with audiences of any ages. The film highlights the importance of team effort and cooperation by showing how Kion's varied group of buddies can achieve great things together. By welcoming their unique abilities and talents, the Lion Guard effectively secures the Pride Lands from different threats.

The movie also teaches valuable lessons about variety and acceptance, as Kion's option for the Lion Guard initially goes against the custom of an all-lion group. Through Kion's determination and faith in his good friends, the film shows that breaking standards and welcoming the strengths of various individuals can lead to positive outcomes.

Finally, the motion picture highlights the value of balance in nature and the circle of life. The Lion Guard's main task is to preserve the balance of the Pride Lands, which mirrors real-life environments that rely on balance and harmony to flourish.

"The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" is an appealing and heartfelt addition to Disney's "Lion King" universe. With a fresh story, capitivating characters, and essential themes surrounding teamwork, diversity, and the balance of nature, the film mesmerizes audiences and functions as a fitting intro to the experiences of Kion and his good friends in the eponymous Disney Junior series.

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