October 14th, 2015 – Disney announced last Friday that “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar”, a primetime television movie, will premiere on Sunday, November 22 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel in Canada and in the U.S. The movie will also be available on the WATCH Disney Channel app, WATCH Disney Junior app, Disney Channel on Demand and Disney Junior on Demand following the premiere. The air date for the “The Lion Guard” television series has not yet been set but Disney has confirmed that it will premiere in early 2016. The movie and subsequent series will be aired globally only in 2017 on Disney Channels and Disney Junior channels.
While fans now eagerly await the movie debut, Disney has just launched TheLionGuard.com, which features a teaser trailer and some new exciting images of the movie. The site will release a new extended trailer for the movie on Friday, October 16th. Disney also stated in a recent press release that WATCH Disney Junior and DisneyJunior.com/TheLionGuard will debut the first in a series of five games highlighting the five members of the Lion Guard and each of their unique heroic qualities, beginning with Kion as the “fiercest” member of the Lion Guard on November 23. “The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar” illustrated picture book will be released by Disney Publishing Worldwide on Tuesday, November 3 while “The Lion Guard” soundtrack will be available for pre-order in November with the album from Walt Disney Records releasing in January 2016.
With all these exciting product extensions, Disney’s “The Lion Guard” is shaping up to be a franchise worthy of its predecessor: The Lion King.
Based on the information at http://www.disneyabcpress.com/disneyjunior/shows/the-lion-guard-return-of-the-roar/press-releases/