REVIEW: Home release for THE LION KING brings fun, funny, strange extras
Oct22

REVIEW: Home release for THE LION KING brings fun, funny, strange extras

Although the film was met with mixed reviews in the theaters, there’s no questioning that the king returned this summer in a big way with the release of the live action remake of THE LION KING. And now, the film is available today on home release with a flurry of extras. RELATED POST REVIEW: Does it roar? A spoiler-free look at THE LION KING While the extras are predictable that doesn’t make them ineffective. In fact,...

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WATCH: Filmmakers visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom to research this year’s THE LION KING
Oct09

WATCH: Filmmakers visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom to research this year’s THE LION KING

It’s no surprise that Disney likes to lean on cross-division corporate synergy and for this year’s THE LION KING, the coordination between segments of the vast empire was a no-brainer. A new video by Disney shows how filmmakers spent more than a month doing research at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park at Walt Disney World, getting reference footage and drawing inspiration from the African creatures in the park that would...

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REVIEW: 4DX format of THE LION KING brings a whole new dimension to Pride Rock
Jul28

REVIEW: 4DX format of THE LION KING brings a whole new dimension to Pride Rock

THE LION KING has roared into theaters but if you haven’t seen it yet then you might want to consider going the extra mile and enjoying it in 4DX. While the movie itself seems to have mixed reviews, one thing is certain that this enhanced format coupled with 3D is an awesome way to enjoy the movie. Given the opportunity to review the new Disney film in this way, we pounced on the opportunity. A lot of people have made...

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REVIEW: THE LION KING Sunrise Screening brings new magic to El Capitan Theatre during special limited-time engagement
Jul20

REVIEW: THE LION KING Sunrise Screening brings new magic to El Capitan Theatre during special limited-time engagement

The sun rose on Hollywood Blvd. as guests piled in to the El Capitan Theatre for a special Sunrise Screening of the Disney majesty, THE LION KING! If you weren’t ready to pounce out of bed for this special screening no worries, you’ll still be able to catch the limited engagement in its Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos presentation along with the opportunity to purchase some neat souvenir items now through September 2, 2019!...

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PICTORIAL: Crowds continue to build, so does construction on Marvel, Pixar Pals, and more!
Jul14

PICTORIAL: Crowds continue to build, so does construction on Marvel, Pixar Pals, and more!

The summer season steams along at the Happiest Place on Earth and although the crowds are certainly lighter than perhaps most expected, the Disneyland Resort is far from empty. Beyond growing crowds, there’e still projects ongoing across property. For this weekend’s park pictorial, we’ll take a look at on-going progress at Pixar Pals where construction continues despite the structure actually being open....

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REVIEW: Does it roar? A spoiler-free look at THE LION KING
Jul11

REVIEW: Does it roar? A spoiler-free look at THE LION KING

We’ll start this off with a caveat: THE LION KING was not my favorite when it came out in 1994. I liked it enough, but I was more into BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ALADDIN as a kid. I didn’t expect Jon Favreau‘s photorealistic CGI remake to really change that. I enjoyed watching THE LION KING on VHS and DVD over and over again through the years, and it was nice enough to sit through it again for this review. I was...

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THE LION KING images released featuring character/actor, new featurette
Jul02

THE LION KING images released featuring character/actor, new featurette

New images released today feature THE LION KING characters with the voice actors that helped bring them to life. We see Beyonce, Donald Glover, and most of the cast represented in these great new images. THE LION KING is director Jon Favreau’s all-new journey to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates...

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THE LION KING tickets now on sale, soundtrack details unveiled – new song to be announced
Jun24

THE LION KING tickets now on sale, soundtrack details unveiled – new song to be announced

Disney dropped a 2-fer today with info for the upcoming live-action THE LION KING film. First, they confirmed that tickets are now on sale today for the upcoming Jon Favreau-helmed feature. Secondly, they confirmed a bunch of great new details about the soundtrack to support the film. About the Soundtrack THE LION KING Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features new recordings of the original songs written by Elton John and Tim Rice,...

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Disney to raise up to $3 million for conservation with new The Lion King PROTECT THE PRIDE campaign
Jun05

Disney to raise up to $3 million for conservation with new The Lion King PROTECT THE PRIDE campaign

PROTECT THE PRIDE is a new a global conservation campaign by Disney to raise awareness of the crisis facing lions and other wildlife across Africa. With more than $1.5 million donated to the Wildlife Conservation Network’s (WCN) Lion Recovery Fund (LRF) and its partners, the campaign focuses on protecting and revitalizing lion populations and the habitats they need to thrive. Disney will make additional grants to support the...

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Beyonce as Nala features in new clip for THE LION KING
Jun03

Beyonce as Nala features in new clip for THE LION KING

A new clip released by Disney features the voice of Beyonce as Nala in the upcoming live-action THE LION KING. The clip also teases a funny cameo with Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. RELATED POST Character posters released for THE LION KING, new tv spot  THE LION KING is director Jon Favreau’s all-new journey to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart...

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