Lion King sequel to air on Disney in 2015

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Another “Lion King” spin-off is in the works.

“The Lion Guard” will start as a telemovie on Disney Junior before spinning off into it’s own series, says THR.

The movie will air in 2015 to be followed by a spin-off series in 2016 on both Disney Junior and the Disney Channel.

The Lion Guard begins as Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, assumes the role of leader of the Lion Guard, a group of the bravest and brightest tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. Instead of assembling a team of young lions to serve with him, Kion challenges tradition by calling upon friends he believes are the best choices — Bunga, a fearless honey badger; Fuli, a confident cheetah; Beshte, a happy-go-lucky hippo; and Ono, an intellectual egret. Stories will include special appearances by Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Zazu and Kion’s older sister, Kiara, the future Queen of the Pride Lands.

Howy Parkins (”Jake and the Never Land Pirates”) will direct.