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The Lion Guard

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Simba's son monitors circle of life in meaningful series.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (25 ):

He may be new to the gig, but spunky Kion doesn't waste any time demonstrating that it's not a person's (er, lion's) size but the size of his heart that makes him a great leader. Most of the perpetrators of trouble in the Pride Lands outsize this young cub times over, but he believes in himself and in his friends, and what a difference that makes. Even better for his young fans, Kion rarely engages in physical exchanges himself; instead he finds solutions that acknowledge his neighbors' feelings and preserve the peace at the same time. (Of course, having a ferocious roar doesn't hurt his cause either.)

As Kion is tasked with protecting the circle of life, viewers hear a lot about how and why that balance exists, and some stories show how a small disruption can throw off the entire population's symbiosis. In this way, The Lion Guard introduces kids to general environmental issues and the idea of conservation, which parents can take farther if they'd like. None of the content is scary enough to keep kids away, but discussions about crocodiles eating fish to thin out a lake's population or scenes in which Timon savors an insect delicacy could raise some questions from your kids about the circle of life.

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