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September 26, 2011

THE LION KING: Diamond Edition on Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray Review & -Rafflecopter- Giveaway


AUDIENCES TO EXPERIENCE
DISNEY’S “THE LION KING” LIKE NEVER BEFORE…
 
TWO FIRSTS FOR OSCAR®- AND GOLDEN GLOBE®-WINNING ANIMATED CLASSIC:

September 16, 2011—All-New 3D Version of the “The Lion King” Hits Theaters for the First Time Ever
October 4, 2011— Available on Disney Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and Blu-ray 3D™ for the First Time Ever
 
 
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 3D™ 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-ray™ and Blu-ray 3D™.
 
“‘The 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.”
Nearly 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.
 
The 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 Canada)
o   “The Lion King” = Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy
·       2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada)
o   “The Lion King” = Blu-ray 2D + DVD
·       8-Disc Trilogy (for the suggested retail price of $100.00 U.S./ $115.00 Canada)
o   “The Lion King” = Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy
o   “The Lion King 1 12” = Blu-ray 2D + DVD
o   “The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride” = Blu-ray 2D + DVD
 
And the one-disc DVD Edition will be available on November 15.

“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. 
 
ABOUT THE LION KING:
An unforgettable story, breathtaking animation, beloved characters and award-winning music sets thestage 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 envious Uncle Scar has plans for his own ascent to the throne, and he forces Simba's 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. 




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Our Review:
I really enjoyed watching this movie as a kid. The Lion King is one of the very few Disney films I did not purchase when DD was toddler, so it was nice to finally have a copy so that we could watch it together. Although DD has never seen the movie, she actually knows the lyrics to some songs from the movie because my husband sings them to her before she goes to bed at night. As such, DD was super excited to finally be able to match the songs to different parts of the movie. It was really cute to watch her sing along with the movie. Personally, I think this is a must have movie if you have a child. To watch Simba grow into The Lion King is truly inspiring. This heart warming movie about love, courage and honor is a classic movie that the whole family will enjoy watching. The movie we received to review also included bloopers, never seen deleted scenes and Disney Sing Along Mode (which happens to be DD's favorite). 
Be sure to pick up this classic film on Blu-ray 3D or Blu-ray starting Oct 4, 2011. You can purchase this film where Disney DVDs are sold. It's not too early to thinking about picking up Christmas gifts for your kids and friends' kids as well. 

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37 comments:

Vanessa Coker said...

My favorite character is Pumba.

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alienxphile said...

Rafiki. This is my #1 favorite film OF ALL TIME! (I recently moved it from #2). I cry every time I watch this movie.

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Becca said...

My favorite is Simba.

Becca said...

http://twitter.com/#!/SBeccaS/status/118496945298874368

mmalavec said...

Rafiki is my favorite. I would love to win this for my children. They have never seen it.

Becca said...

I commented on your Hellmanns post.

Karen A. said...

My granddaughter loves Simba.

leanne_mac said...

Simba!
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Katrina said...

simba!

dailymom said...

My favorite Lion King character is Rafiki
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Karrieann said...

Rafiki!!!

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Bonnye said...

I always loved nala

HomemadeBaby said...

I follow your blog with GFC (HomeMadeBaby). We love Simba and Nala :)
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Kat said...

I love nala!

Shelly Peterson said...

Simba is my favorite.

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Kristi said...

I love simba!

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♥Monkey Tales♥ said...

I love simba!!
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Just Coupons said...

We love Timon :)
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2sthecharm said...

Simba allll time faav!!!

Nicole Larsen said...

Pumba is my favorite character :)

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Breanne said...

Timon is my favorite

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Kristen said...

I like Nala.

Vanessa Coker said...

10/4 morning tweet:
https://twitter.com/#!/VanessaCoker/status/121250948919209985

Misusedinnocence said...

Definitely Nala! love her!

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Addison K.A.T. said...
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Addison K.A.T. said...

My favorite is definitely Nala
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DANA said...

My kiddos would LOVE this!! Thanks for the chance!

Amy V said...

fave character- simba

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Suzanne said...

Simba, of course.

The Riebeek Family said...

Pumbaa

Vanessa Coker said...

Afternoon 10/7:
https://twitter.com/#!/PsMamae/status/122402980136878080

Francine said...

Rafiki

Vanessa Coker said...

Evening 10/8: https://twitter.com/#!/PsMamae/status/122803870433935360

Kathy said...

I like Timon!

Kathy said...

I entered the Gourmet Wood Cutting Board giveaway.

~*Andrea*~ said...

love simba shadygrove79 at aol dot com

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