It is (almost) time. This Friday, January 15, The Lion Guard finally premieres on Disney Channel (at 9:30 a.m. ET|PT) and we’re pretty excited. We’ve been waiting since the series was announced to finally get to watch it, catch up with our old friends from The Lion King, and meet some news ones in the process. Apparently, news of our excitement has gotten around because today we’re lucky enough to get to debut a few minutes of the series premiere for you! In this scene, Kion (Simba and Nala’s son, who is charged with forming a Lion Guard) finds himself in the Outlands where he meets Jasiri, a hyena. While you might be thinking, “Uh oh, hyenas are clearly bad. I’ve seen The Lion King,” Jasiri (voiced by Maia Mitchell) is actually friendly, and reminds Kion not to judge a book by its cover.
“Sis Ni Sawa” is Swahili for “We’re all the same,” and if you’re anything like us this song is now stuck in your head.