It was the year 1994 that the epic Disney movie The Lion King roared its way into our lives. The story, the songs, the magic still resonates with us today. This weekend, we get to experience the magnificent adventure of Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumbaa and the mighty Mufasa all over again with an updated version of the movie. I recently sat down with the youngest stars of the movie, JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph play the young Simba and Nala. We talked about feeling the love that is The Lion King.
Take a quick look at the phot above. Is there anyone you recognize The better question might be, is there anyone you don’t recognize?
Walt Disney Studios has announced the cast for Jon Favreau’s live-action take on The Lion King – and there are just a few names that will ring a few bells (or, in this case, roar). Frankly the only three who aren’t stars (yet) are the kids playing Young Simba and Young Nala and young woman playing Shenzi. Expect that to change shortly.
Disney’s The Lion King is slated to premiere on July 19, 2019.
There’s a reason TV and movie studios are flocking to Broadway. Disney’s venerable stage version of The Lion King has grossed over $1 billion at the theatrical box office, and the touring production now at Washington, DC’s The Kennedy Center will celebrate its 5,000th performance on July 13th, at 1:30pm.
We have two copies of Disney’s spit polished, brand new The Lion King Blu-ray set! I have this set and it’s pretty amazing! To qualify to win is simple – follow us on twitter at twitter.com/eclipsemagazine (or for you tech heads #eclipsemagazine). After you sign up for our twitter feed send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and address. In the subject make sure you say The Lion King Contest. This contest will run until Thursday, Oct 13. Two winners will be selected at random on the 13th. There is an EclipseMagazine.com facebook page at facebook.com/eclipsemagazine. This contest is courtesy of our friends at Disney Home Video. The Lion King Diamond edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack is available now. Hit the link for more details on this set.
The success of its 3D release of The Lion King has inspired The Walt Disney Studios to convert four more of its classic animated titles for re-release in the format: Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and The Little Mermaid.
The press release – which includes release dates – follows the jump.