He's the real king of all media. Twenty years after hitting movie theaters, and 17 years after taking over Broadway, "The Lion King" is spinning off into a television series. Disney has begun production on "The Lion Guard," an animated television movie and series that continues the story from the Tony- and Oscar-winning musical. Geared towards kids ages 2 to 7 and their families, "The Lion Guard" TV movie will premiere in fall 2015 and the subsequent series will debut in early 2016 on Disney Junior and Disney Channel. Wildlife education experts at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park in Florida will serve as consultants on "The Lion Guard," which will incorporate themes of conservation, family and community while also highlighting problem-solving, creative thinking and diversity. "The Lion Guard" begins as Kion, the second born cub of Simba and Nala, assumes the role of leader of the Lion Guard, a group of the bravest and brightest tasked with preserving … [Read more...] about ‘The Lion Guard,’ animated movie and series spinoff from ‘The Lion King,’ coming to Disney Channel
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He’s always been an actor with bite. So it’s no surprise that Blair Underwood feels right at home playing the villainous crocodile, Makku, on Disney Jr.’s new animated series, “The Lion Guard.” "Villains are always the best characters to play,” says Underwood. “With the good guys, it's sort of what you see is what you get, but with the bad guys, there's always a little more underlying depth. When you're a bad guy, you just get to play more." The new show (Jan. 15, 9:30 a.m.) is a sequel to the classic animated film, “The Lion King” and follows the adventures of Kion (Max Charles), the second born cub of paw-some power couple, Simba (Rob Lowe) and his queen, Nala (Gabrielle Union). It continues the story told in the original film and the 1998 direct to video release, “The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride.” The star-studded cast also includes, Ana Gasteyer … [Read more...] about ‘The Lion Guard,’ Disney’s new ‘Lion King’ TV series, stars Blair Underwood as one cruel crocodile
A Little Rock man refused to leave hospital property and assaulted three hospital security guards Saturday morning, according to police reports. Ramsey Molden, 30, refused to leave Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock, and when guards tried to escort him off the property, he fought and pushed them, according to reports. Molden faces charges of criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, refusal to submit to arrest and three counts of third-degree assault. He was taken to the Pulaski County jail, where he remained with no bail set. Curtain rod used to thwart burglars A Little Rock man fought off two burglars with a curtain rod, according to arrest reports. The two men are accused of entering the man's home by breaking a window. The victim began fighting them with a curtain rod, and both men ran out of the apartment. Police later arrested them, police reported. Nicholas McBride, 28, faces charges of aggravated residential burglary. After disturbance, homeless man held A homeless man … [Read more...] about POLICE BEAT: Man held after fight with guards at Little Rock hospital; curtain rod used to thwart burglars
ALBANY — Anyone looking to go climb a rock should check out New York’s eBay site. A 24-foot portable rock climbing wall once used by the National Guard for an anti-drug outreach program was among the surplus goods offered for sale by the state. And the starting bid is only $7,500. “The focus now is to work with community groups rather than to go into schools or kids’ events,” said Eric Durr, a spokesman for the state’s Division of Military and Naval Affairs. “That’s why we no longer need the climbing walls.” The National Guard had three of trailer-mounted rock walls for its anti-drug program - the first of which was purchased in 2006. Each cost the state about $21,800 and was bought using funds confiscated from drug dealers. The state sold two of them on eBay last week for $12,000 and $8,700.00. “We think it will be a perfect addition to our family fun center,” said Lester Seidman, … [Read more...] about New York State’s eBay site offers National Guard’s portable rock climbing wall
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 4:38 PM EST Dec 11, 2018 The Matt Patricia impersonators are everywhere. In Detroit. In Arizona. Even on Patricia’s own coaching staff. Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter held his monthly in-person availability with reporters Tuesday and he debuted a thick stubble that doesn’t yet rival Patricia’s beard but one day might. “Like we say, it’s not a competition,” Cooter joked about his heretofore unseen look. “We’re just one day at a time trying to get a little better.” More: Ziggy Ansah to IR; Lions should have many DE options in offseason Patricia has one of the most unique looks in the NFL, with a full beard that he first grew as a tribute to military members serving overseas and a pencil routinely placed behind his ear. That look has spawned plenty of fan impersonators, but Cooter said he’s growing his scruff out for a different reason. “Last I checked we got I … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions’ Jim Bob Cooter rocks beard; Jamal Agnew ready?