Continuing with a TV series of animated fun The Lion Guard: Unleash the Power is now available on DVD. The fun filled spin off from The Lion King has an adventurous theme for the kids and features many family values and behaviors like bravery and friendship. The animation has characters that are cute and cuddly and anxious to save the pride lands from predators.
In this series Simba’s son Kion shows what he and his friends can do to make the Pride Land safe. By working together they can accomplish more. The adventures are fun, but just the fact that they are among other animals that are not so nice gives each of the stories a chance for heroics. Friends of Kion are Beshte the hippopotamus, Ono an egret, Fuli the crafty cheetah, Beshte the tough hippopotamus and Bunga a fearless honey badger.
The Lion Guard: Uleash the Power has been rated TV-Y for adventure. If you have younger immature children you may want to watch along with the child the first time around to explain some of the story. Each of the episodes are aptly named; “Fuli’s New Family”, “Bunga the Wise”, “Eye of the Beholder”, “Follow that Hippo”, “The Search for Utamu”, and “Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots”.
The series box contains the DVD and a Free Power Necklace with changeable discs inside. They have small parts so be cautious with the very young.
FINAL ANALYSIS: A fun way to keep the kids busy on those rainy days and boring afternoons (B).
Specifications and additional video information:
Cast: Rob Lowe as Simba, Gabrielle Union as Nala, Max Charles as Kion; Joshua Rush as Bunga. Dusan Brown as Beshte, Diamond White as Fuli, Atticus Shaffer as Ono and Ernie Sabella as Pumbaa.
Directed by: Howy Parkins
Genre: Animated, Family, Comedy, Drama
Running Time: 2 hrs. 12 min. (Six Episodes)
Video Release Date: September 20, 2016
Reviewed Format: DVD
Audio: English, (changeable to Spanish or French)
Video: Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Number of Discs: 1 DVD and Free Magic Lion Guard Power Necklace
Distributed by: Buena Vista Home Entertainment