Friday, August 25, 2017

Disney's The Lion King Roars to Its Rightful Place in the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Blu-ray Aug. 29th! Fun Lion King Activities inside!


Ah The Lion King one of my most favorite Disney movies of all time… It is a story of love and loss and family a classic movie that we all love. For me The Lion King holds a special place in my heart this is one of the very first movies my boyfriend (now husband) and I ever saw together. It brings back great memories of our time together and now I cannot believe it is now so many years later and Disney’s The Lion King is headed to the Walt Disney Signature Collection, with the special Circle of Life Edition on Blu-ray Aug. 29th! Are you as excited as we are to check out the great movie and wonderful extras that you expect from Disney? To get the kids even more excited for the release of this movie, be sure to click on the photo below and print out a cool Lion King activity packet, filled with a fun maze, activity’s coloring pages and more!
Audiences will fall in love all over again with the treasured classic, and a new generation of fans will laugh with Timon and Pumbaa, cry with Simba and Mufasa, burst into song, and find their place in the “Circle of Life.” The Walt Disney Signature Collection release includes over three hours of classic bonus material and exclusive,  brand new features inviting viewers to sing along with the film’s award-winning music, observe recording sessions, step inside the story room, witness the evolution of a villain, and join Nathan Lane (voice of Timon) and Matthew Broderick (voice of Adult Simba) for an extended conversation regarding the legacy of “The Lion King.”
Picture Credit: Disney 
“The Lion King” follows the adventures of Simba, a feisty lion cub who cannot wait to be king, as he searches for his destiny in the great “Circle of Life.” The film earned a Golden Globe® for Best Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical and inspired a Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical that is currently the third longest-running musical in Broadway history. In 2019, a reimagined live-action film, helmed by Jon Favreau, will delight audiences with the thrilling retelling of the original tale utilizing groundbreaking technological advances—as only Disney can do.
Picture Credit: Disney 
Audiences will fall in love all over again with the treasured classic, and a new generation of fans will laugh with Timon and Pumbaa, cry with Simba and Mufasa, burst into song, and find their place in the “Circle of Life.” The Walt Disney Signature Collection release includes over three hours of classic bonus material and exclusive, brand new features inviting viewers to sing along with the film’s award-winning music, observe recording sessions, step inside the story room, witness the evolution of a villain, and join Nathan Lane (voice of Timon) and Matthew Broderick (voice of Adult Simba) for an extended conversation regarding the legacy of “The Lion King.”
              

The wonderful bonus features that you expect  from Disney are vast for this movie classic the Bonus Features include:

BLU-RAY, DIGITAL*:
1.      Brand New Sing-Along Version
2.      Audio Commentary – View the film with commentary by producer Don Hahn and co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff.
3.      Visualizing a Villain – Against a backdrop of live dancers and the animated “Be Prepared” sequence, artist David Garibaldi paints a masterpiece of evil.
4.      The Recording Sessions – Watch rare footage of the actors recording their roles, matched with the final animation. Intro by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff.
5.      Nathan and Matthew: The Extended Lion King Conversation – Nathan Lane (Timon) and Matthew Broderick (Adult Simba) offer candid and hilarious insights into their Lion King experiences.
6.      Inside the Story Room – Co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff present archival footage of five original story pitches.
1.      Circle of Life – See how color creates emotion and meaning in the film's iconic opening.
2.      Simba & Nala – See how elements proposed in story meetings evolve into what appears onscreen.
3.      Simba Takes Nala Out to Play – …And, sometimes what seems funny in story meetings never makes it into the film!
4.      Hakuna Matata – Co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff sing, act and dance their hearts out as they pitch the "Hakuna Matata" sequence.
5.      Rafiki and Reflecting Pool – Co-directors Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff pitch a sequence that became the emotional heart of The Lion King to Producer Don Hahn.
7.      Music & More – Sing along to your favorite songs from the movie!
1.      “Circle of Life”
2.      “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”
3.      “Be Prepared”
4.      “Hakuna Matata”
5.      “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”
8.      Galleries 
1.      Visual Development – Explore a gallery of striking artwork that inspired the movie's look and feel.
2.      Character Design – Trace the development of the film's unforgettable characters through early concept art drawings.
3.      Storyboards – Examine storyboards created in the development of “The Lion King.”
4.      Layouts – Feast your eyes on layouts created in the development of “The Lion King.”
5.      Backgrounds & Layouts – Journey through a gallery of landscape paintings that shaped the world of “The Lion King.”
9.      Classic Bonus Features (Digital Only) – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include hours of bonus material, such as bloopers, audio commentary, deleted and alternate scenes, and in-depth journeys into the music, film, story, animals and stage show.
Picture Credit: Disney 

We were very fortunate to be able to check out this grand Circle of Life Lion King edition with my family and we have to say this movie is as amazing as ever! The movie as you know is filled with laughs and tears  (the part with Simba and his dad, on come on here come the water works!) and some more laughs and tears. Everything that is needed to make you really feel for a movie, and be moved by its greatness. 
          
The film is filled with breathtaking animation and fantastic Academy Award® winning music the winner in 1994: Best Original Score and Best Original Song, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight “is a song everyone knows and loves from the movie, I know I sure do, but who can forget the great song Hakuna Matata… What a wonderful phrase… I love that I can share a movie that I saw as a young adult with my daughter and my little nieces and nephews. We all enjoyed following along with our pals Simba, Nala Timon and Pumba it was just like old times for me.
Picture Credit: Disney 
Our favorites from the bonuses was that this was a sing along version, because who doesn’t love to sing along with classic Disney songs, and now you are encouraged to watch and sig, great fun for the family. We also loved watching The Recording Sessions, this gave us a glimpse into rare footage of the actors recording their roles, matched with the final animation. 
                
It was neat to see the actors voicing the character you have enjoyed for years, putting a real face to the character if you will… This will make an amazing addition to your Disney movie collection library to enjoy for years to come. “The Lion King” Roars to Its Rightful Place in the Walt Disney Signature Collection  on Digital Aug. 15 and on Blu-ray™ Aug. 29. Be sure to pick up your copy and relive all of the magic, or introduce this animation wonder to your little ones and see it for the first time through their eyes!

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Buy it:
You can Pre-Order The Lion Ling Walt Disney Signature Collection now at BestBuy 


Are you going to be picking up a copy of The Lion King Walt Disney Signature Collection?






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7 comments:

  1. Oh, I will definitely have to get this! My daughter and I love the Lion King! Such a beautiful movie!

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  2. I love the Lion King!!! It's one of my absolute favs.

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  3. I literally have this movie memorized because when my daughter was little she wanted to watch the Lion King every day. Every. Single. Day. I was just thinking how cute it would be to get her a new copy with all the fun features.

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  4. I love the Lion King!!! I grew up watching this movie and it never gets old. Nala will always be one of my favorite characters.

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  5. I loved the Lion King when I was a kid. Can't wait to share the story again with my own children. There are so many fun features on the new release!

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  6. The Lion King is wonderful. The Bonus Features on this sounds terrific and what a perfect Christmas gift this would be.
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  7. im sure going to try,,my grandkids would enjoy watching this at my house

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