Journey to the Pride Lands
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Attribution information

   Howy Parkins
   Ford Riley


   Kent Redeker
   Kendall Michele Haney
   John Loy
   Ford Riley

Production information

The Lion Guard





Air date

November 2, 2019

Episode guide

Triumph of the Roar


Return to the Pride Lands

It's up to the Lion Guard to stop Zira and her pride. As long as we have the Mark of the Guard, we have a duty to defend the Pride Lands.

"Journey to the Pride Lands" is the eighteenth episode of Season 3 of The Lion Guard. It premiered on November 2, 2019.

Plot summary

Kion seeks advice from the spirit of his grandfather, Mufasa, about whether he should return to the Pride Lands or not. He explains that he could use more training with the Roar of the Elders and that the Night Pride needs help protecting the Tree of Life. Mufasa tells Kion to choose the path that is best for him.


Kion and Rani confess their love for one another during the musical sequence "Of the Same Pride"

Rani approaches and comments that she and Kion make a good team. The two travel around the territory together and confess their love for one another ("Of the Same Pride"). Afterward, Rani asks Kion if he will be her king. However, before he can answer, the Lion Guard approaches and declares that they are ready to return home.

Just then, Ullu approaches, heralding the arrival of Azaad, Janja, and Jasiri. Jasiri informs Kion that Zira is invading the Pride Lands and that the royal family needs the Lion Guard's help. While Kion decides to return home to help, Makini stays behind due to her duty as Rani's Royal Mjuzi.


The Lion Guard journeys to the Pride Lands during the "As You Move On" musical sequence

Azaad leads the team to the fastest route home: a narrow canyon pass. Beshte is too wide to squeeze through, so Kion uses the Roar of the Elders to widen the pass. Next, the team comes to a canyon that is too wide to jump across, and Kion uses the Roar to funnel his teammates to the other side. Finally, Kion creates a rainstorm that fills a dry riverbed, allowing the team to hitch a ride on a floating log.

The Lion Guard continues their journey, passing familiar landmarks, such as the marsh, the mountain, and more ("As You Move On"). Eventually, they reach the Great Stone Wall. Kion uses the Roar to break apart the rock, not knowing that the wall functions as a dam, and accidentally opens a fissure that spurts water. Kion continues to Roar in order to hold the water back while the Lion Guard rescues nearby animals.


The Lion Guard uses the Roar to fix the hole in the dam

Suddenly, Ono gets the idea to throw rocks into the path of Kion's Roar in order to cover the damaged section of the wall. The team works together, heaving rocks into the Roar, until there are enough to fix the hole in the wall. Kion stops Roaring, and the rocks fall, effectively blocking the dam.

Kion compliments his friends on their teamwork, and Azaad leads the team around the stone wall. They eventually arrive in the Outlands, where they catch a glimpse of Pride Rock in the distance. The Lion Guard then enters the Pride Lands, determined to save their kingdom.



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Behind the scenes

  • The episode was released early on September 2, 2019, on DisneyNOW.

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