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Celebrate the Circle of Life with ‘The Lion King’ on Digital, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD

Published on September 21st, 2019 | Updated on October 11th, 2019 | By FanFest

You can bring the circle of life home this fall, as The Lion King is released in stunning 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray.

The Lion King was one of the biggest hits of the summer, grossing an estimated $1 billion worldwide. The home release features over an hour of bonus extras showcasing how the stunning film was created.

[row]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™ and Movies Anywhere Oct.11 and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD Oct. 22. Directed by Jon Favreau, the summer blockbuster journeys home with all-new bonus features, music videos and an exclusive extra for Digital consumers.

In-home audiences will feel the love as they trek behind the scenes and to the African savanna through The Journey to ‘The Lion King,’ a three-part documentary that explores the film’s creation. It features visits to the Playa Vista production facility; discussions with Favreau and team who used cutting-edge technology to create photorealistic animals and environments; and filmmaker and cast reflections on the timeless tale that has moved generations. Extras also include More to Be Scene, layer-by-layer progressions of some of the film’s most iconic moments; lyric video for Never Too Late by Elton John and music video for Spirit by Beyoncé; sing-alongs to the film’s unforgettable songs; and a feature on the Protect the Pride campaign, which focuses on protecting and revitalizing the lion population.[/row]

Whether it’s the adorable lion cubs or the hilarious pairing of Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as iconic duo Timon and Pumbaa, this re-imagining has bought the magic of Pride Rock to new fans, and your pride are sure to want this added to their Disney collection as soon as possible.

Bonus features include*:
  • Perfecting the Pride– Join the filmmakers on their research trip to Africa as they immerse themselves in the real world of “The Lion King.”  From the animals in the pride, to the smallest of insects and the grasslands in the savanna, experience the attention to detail that brought the film to life.
  • Pride Lands Pedia —Dung beetle shares the importance of his “roll” in the African Savanna in a fun, bug’s eye view of the land and its inhabitants.
  • The Journey to “The Lion King”
    • The Music– Go inside the studio with the cast and crew as they work to honor 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”
  • 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 is available on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere Oct.11 and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD Oct. 22. Pick up or pre-order your copy today!

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