May 26, 2017

Disney lines up multiple “Lion King” celebrations

By Sean O’Connell Details are starting to emerge regarding Disney’s plans to celebrate a 3D release of it’s animated classic “The Lion King.”

Trailers for the enhanced version ran before the studio’s “Cars 2,”showing the entire opening sequence of the film in the converted 3D format. The full 3D version will be in theaters this October.

This morning, THR reveals that Disney also plans to celebrate the 5,000th performance of the stage musical “Lion King” at the London Lyceum.

In addition to the stage and screen parties planned for the “King,” Disney also will release the film on high-definition Disney Blu-ray, 3D Disney Blu-ray and DVD in November. It’s going to be a busy fall season for “The Lion King,” so be sure to participate in at least one of the magical events the studio is lining up.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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