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Disney’s The Lion King arrives on Digital Download and Blu-ray in November

Be prepared: Disney’s The Lion King, the worldwide phenomenon that brought the Pride Lands’ iconic characters to life in a whole new way, arrives on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD November 11th and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD November 18th.

In The Lion King, pioneering filmmaking techniques bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own.

The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

This home entertainment release comes packed with features, including:

The Journey to The Lion King

  • The Music – Go inside the studio with the cast and crew as they work to honour and elevate The Lion King’s beloved music.
  • The Magic – Discover how the filmmakers blended the traditional filmmaking techniques with virtual reality technology to create amazing movie magic.
  • The Timeless Tale – Filmmakers and cast reflect on the story that has moved generations and share how this Lion King carries a proud legacy forward.

More to Be Scene – Recording studio and layer-by-layer progressions of some of most iconic moments in The Lion King.

  • “Circle of Life” – Peel back the layers of effects and go behind the scenes of this iconic musical moment from the film
  • “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” – See all the effects, talent and fun that went into creating this vibrant version of “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” for the movie
  • “Hakuna Matata” – Join Donald Glover (Simba), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa) and Billy Eichner (Timon) in the studio for the making of this memorable scene.

Music Videos 

  • “Never Too Late” (lyric video) by Elton John
  • “Spirit” performed by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Filmmaker Introduction 

Audio Commentary – By Director Jon Favreau.

Song Selection 

  • “Circle of Life”
  • “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”
  • “Be Prepared”
  • “Hakuna Matata”
  • “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
  • “Spirit”
  • “Never Too Late”
  • “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”

Protect the Pride –Director Jon Favreau, the Lion Recovery Fund and conservationists highlight efforts to protect the majestic lions and their home.

The Lion King will be released on Digital 4K Ultra HD on November 11th, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on November 18th.

John Parker
John Parker
John is a freelance writer and film reviewer for Entertainment Focus.

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