Thursday, 22 September 2016

DVD Review - The Lion Guard: Unleash The Power

TV-Y; 137 minutes; $19.99; Amazon

Now available to own on DVD from Walt Disney Home Entertainment is The Lion Guard: Unleash The Power, featuring six exciting episodes from the hit Disney Junior animated series. There are no special features or bonus features on the two-disc set, but it does come with a free Power Necklace with changeable discs.

The Lion Guard is sequel series to the classic animated film The Lion King. The series centers around Kion, the son of Siba and Nala, After learning Kion has the ability to channel the roars of his ancestors, Siba makes him the leader of the new Lion Guard, a position that once held by Siba's evil uncle. Kion's first assignment was to enlist other lions to join the Lion Guard, but instead he choices other animals to join - Bunga the honey badger, Beshte the hippopotamus, Fuli the cheetah, and Ono the egret.

The episodes on this disc are:

"Fuli's New Family" -The rest of the Lion Guard feels sorry that Fuli doesn't have a family, so they keep inviting her to activities; though all Fuli wants is to be left alone.

"Bunga The Wise" - After averting a flood, the animals of the Pride Lands believe Bunga is the wisest animal.

"Eye Of The Beholder" - After defending a herd against the hyena clan, Ono loses the vision in his left eye.

"Follow That Hippo!" - Beshte gets his very own fan - a young elephant named Mtoto, who follows him everywhere he goes.

"The Search For Utamu" - On their way to find Utamu grubs, Bunga tells the story of how he met Timon and Pumbaa.

"Never Judge A Hyena By Its Spots" - On his way to the Outlands, Kion befriends a friendly hyena named Jasiri.

Final Thoughts: The Lion Guard has successfully continued the spirit of The Lion King with this colorful and fun animated series. While the episodes' plots are obviously written for young children, the series will still appeal to adults who grew up watching the original movie. The six episodes on the "Unleash The Power" DVD all have a similar theme of rescuing an animal, normally from the hyenas.

Overall, I enjoyed watching The Lion Guard: Unleash The Power DVD. All the episodes are adorable with plenty of laughs and adventures.

*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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