Rachel Paige
October 09, 2015 8:52 am

As Rafiki once said, “it is time.” Well, it’s time again. Time for what?  A brand new Lion King of course, one that continues on the adventures of our favorite lion family during their rule of Pride Rock and everything the light touches. Disney Channel just released the first teaser for the newest Lion King installment, and though it’s quick, we’re already pumped for this.

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar will focus on Simba and Nala’s second child, Kion (if you want to learn all about Simba and Nala’s first born child, Kiara, you’ve gotta watch The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride). Kion is tasked with assembling the “Lion Guard” to keep the pridelands safe, but — going against tradition — decides not to recruit only lions for the job. Instead, he recruits a honey badger, a cheetah, a hippo and an egret who are the “fiercest, bravest, strongest, fastest, and keenest of sight,” and also his best friends.

AND, the honey badger, named Bunga, is the adoptive son of Timon & Pumbaa. SAY WHAT? Two best friends raising a honey badger together? YES TO THAT. Hakuna Matata indeed.

This brand new movie is set to premiere on Disney Channel on November 22nd and it’s being described asLion King meets the Avengers.” We’re totally game for those two things to come together. Isn’t that the circle of life?

You can check out the new teaser trailer for the movie below, and start practicing your roar.

(Image via YouTube/Disney)

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