The Lion Guard

The Lion Guard is an animated TV series taking place in the Lion King universe, debuting in 2015 and continuing to the present day. It follows the adventures of Kion, Simba's second-born cub, and his companions in a peacekeeping team that makes use of all their unique abilities, including Kion's roar which channels the powers of the great Kings of the past.

Episode List

  • The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar
    • Season 0, episode 1
    • Aired Nov. 22, 2015

    Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, discovers that he has the ability to channel the roars of the great lions of the past, giving him fierce power, just like his great uncle Scar, who had the same power before him, but who tragically misused it. At the instructions of Simba and Rafiki, he forms a team called the Lion Guard to stop a group of hyenas, led by Janja. As Kion chooses his non-lion friends, Bunga the honey badger, Ono the egret, Beshte the hippopotamus and Fuli the cheetah, to populate it, Simba scolds him for not taking his new responsibilities seriously but when they save Kion's sister Kiara from a herd of stampeding gazelle and defeat Janja and the hyenas, Simba realizes that Kion has protected the Pride Lands and is indeed ready to lead his new Lion Guard.

  • Never Judge a Hyena by Its Spots
    • Season 1, episode 1
    • Aired Jan. 15, 2016

    When Kion winds up in the Outlands, he meets Jasiri, a friendly hyena who guides him to Flat Ridge Rock to regroup with the rest of his Lion Guard. As Kion and Jasiri travel to Flat Ridge Rock while trying to evade Janja's clan, the rest of the Lion Guard struggle to find directions to Flat Ridge Rock.

  • The Rise of Makuu
    • Season 1, episode 2
    • Aired Jan. 15, 2016

    When Makuu wins a duel against Pua and becomes the leader of the crocodile float and invades hippo territory, chaos ensues for the Pride Lands. Kion is torn between fighting and surrendering and struggles to find a middle path to stand his ground to resolve the situation. Meanwhile, Ono tries to find a way to free Bunga from his stinky smell so that he can smell good again.

  • Bunga the Wise
    • Season 1, episode 3
    • Aired Jan. 22, 2016

    Due to a misunderstanding with Rafiki about the wisdom of honey badgers following Bunga averting a flood, the animals of the Pride Lands begin to think that Bunga is the wisest animal there is, but when his advice begins to cause more harm than good, Kion and the others must find some way to stop Bunga before it's too late.

  • Can't Wait to Be Queen
    • Season 1, episode 4
    • Aired Jan. 29, 2016

    Simba leaves Kiara in charge of the Pride Lands while he goes to say goodbye to an old elephant friend named Amanifu who has just died. Upon learning of this from Mzingo, Janja decides to take advantage of Kiara's inexperience and comes up with a plan to take over the Pride Lands.

  • Eye of the Beholder
    • Season 1, episode 5
    • Aired Feb. 5, 2016

    While helping the Lion Guard driving away Janja's clan following their attempted attack on a wildebeest herd, Ono temporarily loses his vision in his left eye when he gets dirt in it. When Janja overhears the news from Mzingo and the vultures, he plans to take advantage of this. Meanwhile, Rafiki works on his paintings of the Lion Guard.

  • The Kupatana Celebration
    • Season 1, episode 6
    • Aired Feb. 12, 2016

    During a celebrated holiday in the Pride Lands, Kion and his friends rescue a jackal pup from Janja and his clan, but soon discover that he is in a family of jackals and the matriarch, Reirei, manages to fool the Lion Guard into letting them stay.

  • Fuli's New Family
    • Season 1, episode 7
    • Aired Feb. 19, 2016

    The gang feels as though that Fuli has no family and invite her to join their individual activities, oblivious to the fact that she enjoys being alone. Meanwhile, Bunga lets immunity go to his head after being told that he is immune to cobra venom and goes to the Outlands to play in a volcano, where Janja and his clan plan on having him for dinner.

  • The Search for Utamu
    • Season 1, episode 8
    • Aired Feb. 26, 2016

    Bunga, Kion, Ono and Beshte search for Utamu grubs. On the way, Bunga tells the story of how he met Timon and Pumbaa. Meanwhile, Fuli goes on a mission alone and overexerts herself, leaving her vulnerable to an attack by Mzingo's flock.

  • Follow That Hippo!
    • Season 1, episode 9
    • Aired March 18, 2016

    A young elephant named Mtoto idolizes Beshte and soon sees him in action when both of them are attacked by Janja, Cheezi, and Chungu.

  • The Call of the Drongo
    • Season 1, episode 10
    • Aired March 25, 2016

    Tamaa the drongo bird uses his talent to imitate the voice of any animal to gain food from others, but soon finds himself forced by Janja's clan to help them trap a herd of impalas.

  • Paintings and Predictions
    • Season 1, episode 11
    • Aired April 1, 2016

    Bunga thinks that Rafiki's paintings can predict the future and believes that Kion will fall from a high tree. Soon, he and the rest of the guard desperately try to keep Kion from climbing trees. Meanwhile, Janja, Cheezi and Chungu plan an attack on the zebra herd.

  • The Mbali Fields Migration
    • Season 1, episode 12
    • Aired April 22, 2016

    Under the suggestion of Simba, the Lion Guard leads a herd of zebras led by Muhimu and a herd of gazelles led by Swala to a new grazing ground located at the edge of the Pride Lands in Mbali Fields. One of their obstacles to get to Mbali Fields is the Outlands as the Lion Guard works to keep both herds safe from Janja's clan.

  • Bunga and the King
    • Season 1, episode 13
    • Aired April 29, 2016

    When Simba and Bunga get trapped in a sinkhole, it's up to the Lion Guard to save them. Meanwhile, Simba and Bunga realize that being raised by Timon and Pumbaa is something that they have in common.

  • The Imaginary Okapi
    • Season 1, episode 14
    • Aired July 8, 2016

    Beshte makes friends with a timid okapi named Ajabu who has traveled to the Pride Lands to get away from Makucha the leopard, but the other members of the Lion Guard think that Ajabu is imaginary due to his tendency to hide from others. When Makucha shows up in the Pride Lands however, the guard soon realizes that Beshte's new friend is real.

  • Too Many Termites
    • Season 1, episode 15
    • Aired July 15, 2016

    The Lion Guard accidentally chases a pack of aardwolves out of the Pride Lands, assuming them to be Janja's clan of hyenas, which leads to a massive termite infestation. The Lion Guard soon realizes their mistake and travel to the Outlands to bring the aardwolves back. However, Reirei and Goigoi have their sights on the aardwolves as well.

  • The Trouble With Galagos
    • Season 1, episode 16
    • Aired Aug. 5, 2016

    The Lion Guard discovers from the galagos that a leopard named Badilli has moved into their tree. They find out that Badilli has been driven out of his home by the mean leopard Mapigano who has taken over his territory in Mirihi Forest. The guard teaches Badilli to stand up to Mapigano and reclaim his territory.

  • Janja's New Crew
    • Season 1, episode 17
    • Aired Aug. 26, 2016

    Janja "fires" Cheezi and Chungu and promotes Nne and Tano to be his seconds-in-command. While the Lion Guard makes sure that the Pride Lands' trails are safe after a big rainstorm, they find Cheezi and Chungu and reluctantly let them stay. Meanwhile, Nne and Tano plan an attack on an oryx herd and ditch Janja.

  • Baboons!
    • Season 1, episode 18
    • Aired Sept. 23, 2016

    The Lion Guard rescues a baby baboon and Fuli is tasked with returning the baboon to its mother while avoiding Mzingo's flock. Meanwhile, Kiara, Tiifu, and Zuri get trapped on an island after a flood. The Lion Guard helps rescue them in time for Kiara to preside over the cape buffalo herd's Royal Buffalo Wallow.

  • Beware the Zimwi
    • Season 1, episode 19
    • Aired Oct. 14, 2016

    Rafiki tells a story to the Lion Guard and some young animals about a terrifying beast called the Zimwi. Kion doesn't believe that such a creature exists, but when Mtoto and his friends claim to have seen it, the guard searches the Pride Lands to find out the truth. Soon, even Kion has to admit that the Zimwi may really exist.

  • Lions of the Outlands
    • Season 1, episode 20
    • Aired Nov. 11, 2016

    Kion uses the Roar of the Elders in anger when Janja's clan attack Nala. As a result, Kion loses control of the Roar and its power almost harms her. Worried that he nearly hurt his mother, Kion feels that he should never use the Roar again. Meanwhile, Ono feels self–conscious after the roar blows off his head feathers. Overhearing Kion's plans to never use the Roar again, Makuu and his float of crocodiles take advantage of the opportunity and take over the Flood Plains. With some convincing from Nala and Mufasa, Kion must control the Roar of the Elders in order to defeat Makuu.

  • Never Roar Again
    • Season 1, episode 21
    • Aired Nov. 18, 2016

    Kion uses the Roar of the Elders in anger when Janja's clan attack Nala. As a result, Kion loses control of the Roar and its power almost harms her. Worried that he nearly hurt his mother, Kion feels that he should never use the Roar again. Meanwhile, Ono feels self–conscious after the roar blows off his head feathers. Overhearing Kion's plans to never use the Roar again, Makuu and his float of crocodiles take advantage of the opportunity and take over the Flood Plains. With some convincing from Nala and Mufasa, Kion must control the Roar of the Elders in order to defeat Makuu.

  • The Lost Gorillas
    • Season 1, episode 22
    • Aired Dec. 2, 2016

    The Lion Guard encounters two gorilla princes named Majinuni and Hafifu who have a message for Simba on behalf of their father King Sokwe of the Theluji mountains. Unfortunately, the gorilla brothers have forgotten the message. Simba explains to Kion that every wet season, Sokwe gives Simba a message to let him know if their peace treaty still stands. The guard goes back to the mountain to get the message with the gorilla brothers, who are reluctant to face their father. On the way, Kion, Bunga, Fuli, Ono, and Beshte experience snow for the first time.

  • The Trail to Udugu
    • Season 1, episode 23
    • Aired Jan. 6, 2017

    Nala takes Kion and Kiara on a special trip to find Udugu. With Kion away, Simba leads the Lion Guard to help both Mbuni's ostrich flock and Swala's gazelle herd. When Simba orders the guard to follow his command, they make matters worse. Meanwhile, Nala disappears and Kion and Kiara have to work together to find her. Afterwards, Nala reveals that Udugu is not a place but a word that means "kinship" or the bond between siblings. Simba learns that the Lion Guard works best not when they do exactly what he does but doing what they each do best.

  • Ono's Idol
    • Season 1, episode 24
    • Aired Feb. 24, 2017

    When the legendary eagle called Hadithi comes to the Pride Lands, Ono discovers that his hero is not what he seems when it turned out that he made up some of his adventures. While the Lion Guard look for the tallest tree in the Pride Lands, Ono persuades Hadithi to have an adventure with him when Janja, Cheezi, and Chungu targets a group of klipspringers for their dinner.

  • Beshte and the Hippo Lanes
    • Season 1, episode 25
    • Aired March 17, 2017

    When Basi gets injured by a young rhino being attacked by Makuu's float while creating hippo lanes in the Flood Plains after a big rainstorm, Beshte must step up and make the hippo lanes instead. Meanwhile, Kion, Bunga, Ono, and Fuli lead a herd of stubborn sable antelope to higher ground. Meanwhile, Makuu and his float of crocodiles return and try to eat Basi so that there will be no rules to stop them.

  • Ono the Tickbird
    • Season 1, episode 26
    • Aired April 21, 2017

    Ono acts as a replacement for Kifaru the rhino's tickbird Mwenzi to guide him to Tamasha after Kifaru and Mwenzi had a falling out. Meanwhile, the other members of the Lion Guard track down the tickbird and convince him to work out his differences with Kifaru. During a confrontation at a lake, Kifaru and Mwenzi must put aside their differences in order to help the Lion Guard fight off Makuu's float.

  • Babysitter Bunga
    • Season 2, episode 1
    • Aired July 7, 2017

    Muhimu asks Bunga to watch over her son Hamu while she is away. While watching over the younger animals, Bunga must work to keep them safe from Reirei, Goigoi , and their kids.

  • The Savannah Summit
    • Season 2, episode 2
    • Aired July 7, 2017

    Simba gathers the leaders of the Pride Land's different animal communities fro the Savannah Summit in order to make arrangements for the upcoming dry season. The Lion Guard got suspicious when Makuu is one of the attendees and suspect that he might ruin the summit. Meanwhile, Makuu butts heads with Bupu when Makuu wants to have his float sleep at his water hole during the dry season.

  • The Traveling Baboon Show
    • Season 2, episode 3
    • Aired July 14, 2017

    When the Traveling Baboon Show led by Uroho arrives in the Pride Lands, they end up distracting the animals with their antics and stealing their food. The Lion Guard must set them straight even when they are attacked by Janja's Clan.

  • Ono and the Egg
    • Season 2, episode 4
    • Aired July 21, 2017

    Ono becomes the protector of the egg that belongs to the hamerkop Kulinda when a harrier hawk named Mpishi comes to the Pride Lands to look for new food. When the hamerkop egg hatches, Ono and the Lion Guard must keep the hamerkop chick from becoming a prey of Mpishi even when she is assisted by Mwoga.

  • The Rise of Scar
    • Season 2, episode 5
    • Aired July 29, 2017

    As Ma Tembo works to find a new water source during the dry season, Rafiki takes on a young mandrill named Makini as an apprentice. While annoyed with everything going wrong with him when the Lion Guard is near, Ushari finds out that Kion talks to the spirit of Mufasa. When ambushed by Janja's clan, Ushari tells Janja of this as he knows a way that Janja can talk to the spirit of Scar.