The Lion Guard is an animated television series based on the film franchise The Lion King that aired on Disney Junior from 2016-2019. In 2017, a Zulu dub of the first season was released. However, there is almost zero information about this dub online, and no footage has been found. What is known is that it originally aired on SABC 2 in South Africa, before being moved to SABC 1, where it aired on Thursdays at 6:30 AM (South African time).[1] In the summer of 2019, it was replaced with the English version. The title cards are not localized.[2]

It is alleged that many character names were changed:

Original Name Localized Name
Simba Tau
Kion Tawana
Bunga Nakedi
Rafiki Tshweni
Timon Mosha
Pumbaa Kolobe[3]

However, there doesn't seem to be any proof for this.

The only known evidence of the dub's existence are schedule listings[4] and images that were posted on the official verified SABC 2 Twitter account.[5]



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