• Is "The Lion Guard" Disney's Answer to Pony?

    Over the past week, we have gotten a boatload of emails asking us to post something about this new Lion King thing. But what does that have to do with pony and why are people sending it you ask? Primarily the "Cutie Mark" looking thing the main character appears to gain. It may be on his shoulder blade instead of the butt, but it's pretty reminiscent of the flank pictures we have come to know and love over the years.

    It's no secret that G4 My Little Pony has been a massive success for Hasbro, and other companies, both animation related and toy sellers, want in on it. The animation style combined with the draw of creating your own pony with their own special talents to match your real life version has always been big reason why it spread across the internet so quickly. How many OC's have you seen over the years? Pretty much everyone with an online presence in pony has one now.

    The Lion Guard is releasing as first a straight to TV movie, followed by a series starting in early 2016. There isn't a whole lot of information on it other than the blurb included with the trailer.

    Get that and the synopsis below the break.


    The epic storytelling of Disney's "The Lion King" continues with "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar," a primetime television movie event premiering in November on Disney Channel. The movie follows Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of the Lion Guard, a team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. The movie is a precursor to "The Lion Guard" television series, premiering in early 2016 on Disney Channels and Disney Junior channels around the globe.

    James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella reprise their roles from "The Lion King" as Mufasa and Pumbaa, respectively, alongside Rob Lowe ("The Grinder") as Simba and Gabrielle Union ("Being Mary Jane") as Nala. Max Charles ("The Strain") stars as Kion. The voice cast also includes Joshua Rush ("The Adventures of Puss in Boots") as Kion's best friend Bunga, a fearless honey badger; Atticus Shaffer ("The Middle") as Ono, an intellectual egret; Diamond White ("Sofia the First") as Fuli, a confident cheetah; and Dusan Brown ("Blaze and the Monster Machines") as Beshte, a friendly and good-spirited hippo.

    So what do you think? Will your pony OC get along with a lion OC? I'll probably be sticking to cartoon horses myself unless it turns out amazing.

    Thanks to James, "Me", Dashr, and the scores of others for sending it!