Connect with us

News & Press Releases

All-New 3D Version of Disney’s “The Lion King” Hits Theaters September 16, 2011









September 16, 2011-All-New 3D Version of "The Lion King" Hits Theaters for the First Time Ever

October 4, 2011- Available on Disney Blu-rayTM
Hi-Def and Blu-ray 3DTM for the First Time Ever


BURBANK, Calif. (May 26, 2011) – Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa are back and
better than ever this fall when Disney's "The Lion King" roars into theaters
and homes in breathtaking 3D. A special two-week theatrical extravaganza kicks
off Sept. 16, 2011, showcasing the Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winning film on
the big screen in Disney Digital 3DTM for the first time ever, and its highly
anticipated home entertainment debut kicks off October 4, celebrating  the Diamond Edition release of the epic movie
"The Lion King" in high-definition Blu-rayTM and Blu-ray 3DTM.

Lion King' is the best-selling home entertainment release of all time-and this
is 'The Lion King' like never before," said Bob Chapek, president of
distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. "The all-new 3D format immerses viewers in
the epic settings and puts them face-to-face with these beloved characters. We're
showcasing one of the all-time favorite Disney movies in theaters and making it
available in Blu-ray hi-def and in Blu-ray 3D-it's the must-see, must-own title
for everyone."

a decade since "The Lion King" last appeared on the big screen, the upcoming theatrical
release invites new generations into the "Circle of Life."  The two-week, 3D-only presentation is a
planned wide domestic release-the biggest since the film's 1994 debut-and the film's
first-ever 3D release.

Blu-ray debut marks the first time "The Lion King" has been available in any
form since 2004.  Featuring pristine high
definition picture and sound, the Blu-ray creates an incredible at-home
experience with a host of picture and sound enhancements, interactive features
and bonus content, including a new set of hilarious animated bloopers.


"The Lion King": Diamond Edition home entertainment release
will be available from the Disney Vault for a limited time only beginning
October 4 as follows:

  • 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (for the suggested retail price of $49.99 U.S./ $56.99

    • "The
      Lion King" = Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital CopyTM
  • 2-Disc
    Blu-ray Combo Pack
    (for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S./$46.99

    • "The
      Lion King" = Blu-ray 2D + DVD
  • 8-Disc Trilogy
    (for the suggested retail price of $100.00 U.S./ $115.00 Canada)

    • "The
      Lion King" = Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy
    • "The
      Lion King 1 1Ž2" = Blu-ray 2D + DVD
    • "The
      Lion King II: Simba's Pride" = Blu-ray 2D + DVD

And the one-disc DVD Edition will be available on November

"The Lion King," first released in 1994, won the
Oscar® for Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer) and Best Original Song (Elton
John/Tim Rice "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"), earning Golden Globes® in both
categories, as well as for Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical.

The film inspired an immensely popular, Tony Award®-winning
Broadway musical, which is currently featured on stages worldwide. It became
the seventh longest-running musical in Broadway history in January 2011. 




unforgettable story,
breathtaking animation, beloved characters and award-winning music sets
the stage for "The Lion King", a Disney classic that follows the
adventures of
Simba, the feisty lion cub who "just can't wait to be king." But his
Uncle Scar has plans for his own ascent to the throne, and he forces
exile from the kingdom. Alone and adrift, Simba soon joins the escapades
of a
hilarious meerkat named Timon and his warmhearted warthog pal, Pumbaa. Adopting their carefree
lifestyle of "Hakuna Matata," Simba ignores his real responsibilities until he
realizes his destiny and returns to the Pride Lands to claim his place in the "Circle
of Life." The all-star vocal talents-including Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane,
Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Ernie Sabella, Jonathan
Taylor Thomas, Robert Guillaume, Cheech Marin and Moira Kelly-rip-roaring comedy and uplifting messages of courage,
loyalty and hope make this a timeless tale for all ages. Produced by Don Hahn
and directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff from a script by Irene
Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton, "The
Lion King" is rated G by the MPAA. 



The Blu-ray
Diamond Collection represents The Walt Disney Studio's most prestigious
animated classics. The Collection will be comprised with many of Walt Disney's
most treasured animated classic titles to be released through 2016. These
titles represent the highest level of picture and sound, feature
groundbreaking, state-of-the-art immersive bonus content, and include
unprecedented levels of interactivity, personalization and customization, made
possible because of Blu-ray technology.



than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was built. Today, the Studio brings
movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature
are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes
Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature,
Pictures and Marvel. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative
distribution methods provide access to creative content across multiple
platforms. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced
under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical
produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical
productions, Disney
on Ice and Disney LIVE!.


For more information, please visit



Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News & Press Releases

Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

Continue Reading

News & Press Releases

Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

Continue Reading

Film & Movies

Marvel Fans: See Props, Costumes, New Games, Exclusive Content and More at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2017 in Anaheim





BURBANKCalif. (June 1, 2017) – Marvel will make its way to D23 Expo’s show floor from July 14­-16 with an exciting look at its upcoming film titles in the Marvel Studios Pavilion, featuring an array of props and costumes from the Studios’ upcoming slate, including Thor: RagnarokBlack Panther, and more.

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, in theaters November 2017, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok-the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization-at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela., played by Cate Blanchette. 

But first he must survive the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger-the Incredible Hulk. 

Fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from this highly anticipated movie as well as photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film. 

The incredible costumes from Black Panther will also be on display. 

Black Panther follows the journey of T’Challa after the events of Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War,where he returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. 

In addition to the exciting props and costumes on display, Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B.

Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.

Fans will also be able to enjoy all-new console and mobile Marvel Games, plus incredible exclusive content and announcements throughout the weekend!

For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will be able to get their hands on the hottest new console and mobile games featuring favorite Marvel Super Heroes, playing as the world-famous Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more! 

LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes.Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor,the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across myriad Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.

Adding to the infinite excitement of D23 Expo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will offer attendees hands-on opportunities with the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series. 

Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat. 

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite features a variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike and will be released on September 19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Gazillion will offer a chance to play Marvel Heroes Omega and win fantastic prizes.

Marvel Heroes Omega combines the core gameplay style of Action-RPGs and MMOs with an expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards,Marvel Heroes Omegacomes packed with tons of replay value and a steady stream of new challenges with regular updates.

Netmarble is bringing its best to D23 Expo with MARVEL: Future Fight.

Featuring 120 Marvel Super Heroes to choose from, players create teams of their favorites to fight for their future. D23 Expo attendees can try their hand at saving the universe.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is where the best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game available on your phone, tablet, and PC.

Marvel Puzzle Questcombines favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-versus-player tournaments, Alliances, and much more. Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero and wage war against their enemies. Learn more

Marvel will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including the fan-favorite Cup o’ Joe on Friday, July 14, at 1:15 p.m. in the D23 Expo Arena, featuring Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, Joe Quesada, in a no-holds-barred panel of everything Marvel!

That same day at 6 p.m. on Stage 28, Marvel Animation presents a surprise-filled panel of sneak peeks, special guests, exclusive footage, and big announcements about the future of Marvel Animation on Stage 28. Details will be available on the D23 Expo app.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 forchildren 3-9. Membersof D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3-9. Multi-day tickets are also available. 

For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit

Continue Reading