THE LION GUARD: THE RISE OF SCAR REVIEWED
“The Rise of Scar” is the latest compilation of Lion Guard episode. I think that it might even be the first release. My kid only watches the show randomly, but she played with her Kion lion until she broke its automated jaw. I don’t know what it is with her and toys that having moving mouths. The show is fairly decent, but it made a casting change that raised my eyebrow. David Oyelowo is now the voice of Scar.
Having had to use Wikipedia to get a better grasp of The Lion Guard timeline, so bare with me. The first season saw Simba’s kid Kion having his own journey. When he uses his Roar in anger, he manages to resurrect his granduncle Scar. Now, undead lion spirit Scar is trying to reunite the animals that fell out of favor with Simba’s good guy kingdom. Andy Dick is one of the bad animals, so that makes sense.
Over the next five episodes, it held the kiddo’s attention. I count that as a win, since reviewing a show aimed at very small children doesn’t make any sense. The only big takeaway was that she didn’t feel the need to revisit the show again for awhile. Well, that and Rob Lowe is the voice of Simba now. The Broderick Truthers applaud Disney on that one.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 1/9/18
The Plot Thus Far
Be prepared for the Rise of Scar! With the arrival of the Dry Season, tensions run high, patience wears thin and thirsty tempers flare. To make matters worse, Janja’s hyenas, aided by Ushari the snake, discover a secret that could bring back the vengeful spirit of the legendary villain, Scar!