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THE LION KING is Fourth Disney Film to Cross $1 Billion This YearTHE LION KING is Fourth Disney Film to Cross $1 Billion This Year
by TV News Desk - July 30, 2019

Disney's The Lion King crossed the billion-dollar mark after less than three weeks in theaters this past weekend, according to Variety. (more...)
THE LION KING Tops Box Office For Second Weekend, Bringing in $22.3 Million FridayTHE LION KING Tops Box Office For Second Weekend, Bringing in $22.3 Million Friday
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2019

According to Variety, Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King has reigned supreme at the box office for the second weekend, bringing in $22.3 million in Friday's domestic ticket sales. (more...)
THE LION KING Grosses $78.5 Million on Opening Day; On Track For Biggest Opening For Disney Live-Action RemakeTHE LION KING Grosses $78.5 Million on Opening Day; On Track For Biggest Opening For Disney Live-Action Remake
by Stephi Wild - July 20, 2019

The Lion King is on track to have the biggest opening ever for a Disney live action remake of an animated film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (more...)
VIDEO: Beyonce Releases Music Video for 'Spirit' from THE LION KINGVIDEO: Beyonce Releases Music Video for 'Spirit' from THE LION KING
by Stage Tube - July 17, 2019

Beyonce will release a new album titled, 'The Lion King: The Gift' which will feature an array of songs inspired by The Lion King, performed by global artists. Beyonce has released the music video for the first single, 'Spirit,' off of the album. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates the Release of THE LION KING with Special NYC ScreeningPhoto Coverage: Broadway Celebrates the Release of THE LION KING with Special NYC Screening
by Walter McBride - July 15, 2019

Broadway favorites turned out to catch an advanced screening of Disney's latest big screen remake, The Lion King! (more...)
Photo Flash: Beyonce, Elton John Attend European Premiere of THE LION KINGPhoto Flash: Beyonce, Elton John Attend European Premiere of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - July 15, 2019

Disney's “The Lion King” marked its European premiere in Leicester Square in London, welcoming a host of royal and celebrity guests including Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The event was in support of the conservation work of HRH The Duke of Sussex through The Royal Foundation. Headlining the celebration were voice-cast members Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Nala), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), Billy Eichner (Timon), Florence Kasumba (Shenzi), Keegan-Michael Key (Kamari), plus filmmakers Jon Favreau (director), Karen Gilchrist (producer) and John Bartnicki (co-producer), as well as several members of the team behind the film's music—songwriters Sir Elton John and Sir Tim Rice, composer Hans Zimmer, Producer Pharrell Williams and Lebo M. (more...)
VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of THE LION KING in New FeaturetteVIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes of THE LION KING in New Featurette
by Stage Tube - July 12, 2019

See how the cast of "The Lion King" brought these iconic characters back to the big screen in a brand-new look behind the scenes. Directed by Jon Favreau, "The Lion King" opens on July 19.  (more...)
Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of the Live-Action THE LION KING?Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of the Live-Action THE LION KING?
by TV News Desk - July 11, 2019

Disney's 'The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. 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, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. (more...)
Video: New LION KING Clips Feature 'Hakuna Matata' And More!Video: New LION KING Clips Feature 'Hakuna Matata' And More!
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2019

Before Simba & co. return to the big screen, get to know Timon and Pumbaa, voiced by Billy Eichner and Seth Rogan, as they debut 'Hakuna Matata' and stumble upon Simba in new clips from The Lion King! (more...)
VIDEO: Donald Glover Talks Meeting Beyonce on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVEVIDEO: Donald Glover Talks Meeting Beyonce on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stage Tube - July 10, 2019

Donald Glover was a guest on Tuesday night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! Glover appears on the show the same night that his film, The Lion King, is holding his red carpet premiere in Los Angeles. Glover talks about The Lion King, the future of Childish Gambino, writing for “30 Rock,” how he spent all of his TV money, being a terrible RA in college, his son not knowing he plays Simba, and meeting Beyoncé. (more...)
Photo Flash: See Beyonce, Donald Glover, and More on THE LION KING Red Carpet!Photo Flash: See Beyonce, Donald Glover, and More on THE LION KING Red Carpet!
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2019

Filmmakers, talent and special guests celebrated Disney's “The Lion King” tonight in Hollywood. The movie, which opens on July 19, 2019, welcomes beloved characters back to the big screen in a whole new way. (more...)
LISTEN: Beyonce Releases Single 'Spirit' From THE LION KING: THE GIFT AlbumLISTEN: Beyonce Releases Single 'Spirit' From THE LION KING: THE GIFT Album
by Stage Tube - July 10, 2019

As BroadwayWorld announced yesterday, Beyonce will release a new album titled, 'The Lion King: The Gift' which will feature an array of songs inspired by the film, performed by global artists. Now, the first original single from the album, titled 'Spirit' has been released. (more...)
Beyonce Produces & Performs On THE LION KING: THE GIFT Album Featuring Songs Inspired By The FilmBeyonce Produces & Performs On THE LION KING: THE GIFT Album Featuring Songs Inspired By The Film
by BWW News Desk - July 9, 2019

Beyonce will be releasing a new album titled, 'The Lion King: The Gift' which will feature an array of songs inspired by the film, performed by African artists.  (more...)
Photo Flash: Disney Releases THE LION KING Cast PhotoPhoto Flash: Disney Releases THE LION KING Cast Photo
by BWW News Desk - July 8, 2019

 Disney has released a photo of the cast "The Lion King" together for the first time. Pictured are Billy Eichner (Timon), Shahadi Wright Joseph (Young Nala), JD McCrary (Young Simba), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Florence Kasumba (Shenzi), Donald Glover (Simba), Beyonce Knowles-Carter (Nala), Alfre Woodard (Sarabi), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), John Oliver (Zazu), Keegan-Michael Key (Kamari) and Eric Andre (Azizi). (more...)
VIDEO: 'The King Returns' in New THE LION KING FeaturetteVIDEO: 'The King Returns' in New THE LION KING Featurette
by Stage Tube - July 2, 2019

Disney has released a new featurette about The Lion King with never-before-seen footage from the film, a glimpse behind the scenes during recording sessions, plus comments from director Jon Favreau and members of the voice cast. (more...)
Photo Flash: See the Cast of THE LION KING with Their CharactersPhoto Flash: See the Cast of THE LION KING with Their Characters
by BWW News Desk - July 2, 2019

Disney has shared images from "The Lion King" featuring voice talent with their characters. Images include Donald Glover with Simba; Beyonce Knowles-Carter with Nala; John Oliver, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner with Zazu, Pumbaa and Timon; Chiwetel Ejiofor with Scar; Alfre Woodard with Sarabi; Eric Andre, Florence Kasumba and Keegan-Michael Key with hyenas Azizi, Shenzi and Kamari; and Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary with Young Nala and Young Simba.  (more...)
THE LION KING Breaks Disney Live-Action Records For Fandango and Atom During First First Day Advance Ticket SalesTHE LION KING Breaks Disney Live-Action Records For Fandango and Atom During First First Day Advance Ticket Sales
by TV News Desk - June 25, 2019

Disney's live-action film adaptation of The Lion King has the second best first-day sale of the year for Fandango and the Atom Tickets' best first-day sales for a family movie in its first 24 hours of advance ticket sales, according to Deadline.  (more...)
Robin Roberts to Host ABC News Special on THE LION KING Featuring an Unreleased Scene from the New FilmRobin Roberts to Host ABC News Special on THE LION KING Featuring an Unreleased Scene from the New Film
by TV News Desk - June 24, 2019

Robin Roberts and ABC News will bring viewers into the heart of “The Lion King”'s timeless appeal and capture the excitement of the highly anticipated new film with the prime-time special  “The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts.” Airing Tuesday, July 16 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC, the one-hour special hosted and co-executive produced by Robin Roberts features interviews with cast and crew, special behind-the-scenes footage and the debut of an exclusive unreleased scene from the new movie. Since “The Lion King”'s 1994 debut as an animated feature film, its universal themes have resonated with audiences around the world and has a fixed place in popular culture. Director Jon Favreau brings the beloved characters to the big screen in a whole new way in the 2019 version, which opens July 19. The special is a co-production between Roberts' Rock'n Robin Productions and ABC News' Lincoln Square Productions. (more...)
THE LION KING Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Release on July 11thTHE LION KING Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Release on July 11th
by TV News Desk - June 24, 2019

Tickets are on sale today for 'The Lion King,' the Jon Favreau-helmed feature film that brings treasured characters to the big screen in a whole new way. The film-like the original 1994 version-features unforgettable music by an award-winning team, including Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning superstar Elton John and Oscar and GRAMMY-winning lyricist Tim Rice, who've written an uplifting new song, 'Never Too Late,' performed by John, that features an African choir and will appear in the film's end credits and also on the Walt Disney Records original motion picture soundtrack. The digital soundtrack is set for release at 8 a.m. PDT on July 11, and the physical album is now available for pre-order and set for release on July 19, the same day 'The Lion King' opens in U.S. theaters. (more...)
VIDEO: THE LION KING Stars Beyonce & Donald Glover Debut 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight?' In New TeaserVIDEO: THE LION KING Stars Beyonce & Donald Glover Debut 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight?' In New Teaser
by Stage Tube - June 20, 2019

Get your first official peek (and listen!) at Beyonce and Donald Glover in the new live-action remake of The Lion King! (more...)
Disney and The Lion Recovery Fund Announce THE LION KING 'Protect the Pride' CampaignDisney and The Lion Recovery Fund Announce THE LION KING 'Protect the Pride' Campaign
by TV News Desk - June 5, 2019

To celebrate the release of Disney's The Lion King, the upcoming groundbreaking feature film helmed by Jon Favreau, The Walt Disney Company has launched a global conservation campaign to raise awareness of the crisis facing lions and other wildlife across Africa. The Lion King “Protect the Pride” campaign focuses on protecting and revitalizing lion populations and the habitats they need to thrive. Disney has already donated more than $1.5 million to the Wildlife Conservation Network's (WCN) Lion Recovery Fund (LRF) and its partners and will make additional grants as well as invite fans to help double the donation for a total contribution of up to $3 million. Fans may participate by taking part in celebratory experiences and purchasing special-edition products, as part of The Lion King Protect the Pride campaign.   (more...)
VIDEO: Simba Journeys to be King in New THE LION KING TrailerVIDEO: Simba Journeys to be King in New THE LION KING Trailer
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2019

Disney has released a new TV spot for The Lion King, ahead of its release in 50 days, which shows Simba's journey to be king. (more...)
Photo Flash: Disney Marks 50 Days Until THE LION KING With Character PostersPhoto Flash: Disney Marks 50 Days Until THE LION KING With Character Posters
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019

Disney has released new character posters for Disney's “The Lion King” ahead of its release in fifty days. (more...)
VIDEO: Disney Releases a New Trailer for THE LION KINGVIDEO: Disney Releases a New Trailer for THE LION KING
by Stage Tube - April 10, 2019

The brand-new trailer for Disney's 'The Lion King' is available today, marking 100 days until Simba arrives in theaters on July 19. (more...)
'The Lion King' Trailer Has Second-Biggest Debut Ever'The Lion King' Trailer Has Second-Biggest Debut Ever
by Stephi Wild - November 25, 2018

Disney has done it again! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the trailer for The Lion King, which debuted on Thanksgiving day, is Disney's second most-viewed trailer debut from any studio in 24 hours. (more...)

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