The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

2015 TV-Y 0h 44m DVD

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

2015 TV-Y 0h 44m DVD
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Opening a new chapter in "The Lion King" saga, this made-for-TV movie follows Simba's brave son, Kion, as he becomes the leader of the Lion Guard -- the team of animals tasked with safeguarding the Pride Lands.
Rob Lowe, James Earl Jones, Sarah Hyland, Max Charles, Eden Riegel, Joshua Rush, Dusan Brown, Diamond White, Atticus Shaffer, Andrew Kishino, Khary Payton, Kevin Schon, Ernie Sabella
Howy Parkins
Widescreen 1.78:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-Y - This program is designed to be appropriate for all children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar continues the tale of the Pridelands and its ruling family, this time through the adventures of Simba's son, Kion. This movie is considerably less intense than was The Lion King, but it relies on many of the qualities that made its predecessor such a fan favorite: an excellent soundtrack, comical characters, and a realistically imperfect (but ultimately determined) young hero. There are some tense moments that show characters in peril and animals being chased by predators but nothing that will bother kids. Parents who loved The Lion King will enjoy following Kion's story as well, especially since it incorporates favorites such as Timon and Pumbaa and even features the occasional reappearance of patriarch Mufasa.

Sexual Content


Some falls and short-lived injuries, plus a chase scene that shows hyenas pursuing gazelles.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Kion follows his instincts, despite his father's advice, and he and the new Lion Guard demonstrate that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. He's also forced to assume a lot of responsibility for the other animals in the Pridelands. Recurring themes about sharing and exercising self-control by taking only what you need to preserve the balance of resources. Also many instances that celebrate the characters' unique qualities as part of an effective team. Some potty humor, as when Bunga uses his own gas to defend animals from the hyenas.


The series is a continuation of the story told in The Lion King and its sequels.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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