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Behind The Scenes Of THE LION KING's Scenery

Behind The Scenes Of THE LION KING's SceneryLong-running Broadway mega-hit THE LION KING is currently playing around the world, as well, with a new production opening in Sydney, Australia, next month and in honor of the opening Disney has unveiled a new behind the scenes look at the staging, story, scenery and success of the musical titled "Setting The Scene".

Director Julie Taymor, associate director John Stefaniuk, producer Thomas Schumacher and more discuss the incredible visual design of the screen-to-stage adaptation in the new featurette, part of the ongoing Road To Pride Rock series.

"It's a tale that every culture, everybody understands - but how it's told is very original," Taymor astutely observes.

"Children and adults alike suspend their disbelief knowing that it is theatre - that we are not really in a savannah; that we are not really in a jungle - and they go with you," Taymor assertively adds.

THE LION KING plays at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway.

More information on THE LION KING on Broadway is available at the official site here.

View the new "Setting The Scene" featurette for THE LION KING below.

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