Tag Archives: The Lion King

Disney In Talks With Paul King to Direct Upcoming Live-Action “Pinocchio”


Paul King, the director of Paddington 2, is in talks with the Walt Disney Company to potentially direct the live-action adaptation of Pinocchio. With Chris Weitz and Andrew Miano producing and Jack Thorne writing the script, Disney may swoop in on Paul King following the critically acclaimed Paddington 2, which broke Rotten Tomatoes records. Paul […]


Sir Elton John, Sir Tim Rice, and Beyoncé Plan on Collaborating on a Song in ‘The Lion King’


In an interview with The Sun, Sir Elton John confirmed that he was planning on collaborating with Sir Tim Rice and Beyoncé on a song for the upcoming live-action The Lion King film! Sir Elton John and Sir Tim Rice worked together on the 1994 original animated The Lion King film. In the interview, Sir Elton John said: […]


Brand New MagicBands from Dooney and Bourke, Marvel’s Black Panther, and More are Coming!


Disney Parks has revealed two new MagicBand colors along with several new designs that are based on beloved Disney films such as The Lion King and The Little Mermaid that will allow guests to display some of their favorites while being totally practical at the same time. The Nightmare Before Christmas theme is sure to […]


BREAKING: Circle of Life in The Land at Epcot to Close For Good Feb. 3


After more than 20 years of sharing a message of conservation with Epcot guests, the Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable in The Land will have its final viewing on February 3, 2018. Soon after, the Disney Performing Arts group will be welcomed into that space to host student workshops and performances beginning February 9, […]


Entire Cast Announced for Jon Favreau’s New Take on Disney’s ‘The Lion King’


The all-star lineup for director Jon Favreau’s new take on Disney’s 1994 classic animated film The Lion King includes stars from the film, TV, theater, and music arenas. Featuring pioneering filmmaking techniques, the film welcomes back to the big screen iconic characters that audiences have long treasured—but in a whole new way. “It is a […]


Review: “The Lion King” Walt Disney Signature Collection Blu-ray


It seems like no time has passed since the Disney Vault opened up for Bambi back in June, but it has opened once again and this time for a Disney Renaissance classic – The Lion King. This release is part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection and marks the second time that The Lion King has been released on […]


John Kani to Voice Rafiki and Alfre Woodard to Voice Sarabi in Live Action Remake of ‘The Lion King’


John Kani and Alfre Woodard are the latest actors to join Jon Favreau’s The Lion King live-action remake. Woodard will be voicing Sarabi, Simba’s mom, and Kani will voice Rafiki. Kani and Woodard will join Donald Glover as Simba, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eicher as Timone, and James Earl Jones, who will be reprising his […]


‘The Lion King’ Now Playing Again for a Limited Time in Select Theaters


Disney’s princesses aren’t the only ones getting some re-release treatment; The Lion King is currently delighting fans again as it plays in select AMC theaters starting today. Disney just announced the “Dream Big, Princess” event, where throughout September and October AMC Theaters will re-show some of Disney’s best princess-driven films, along with special showings at Hollywood’s […]


Chiwetel Ejiofor Cast as Scar in Upcoming Live Action Version of The Lion King


According to The Wrap, Chiwetel Ejiofor has been cast as Scar in the upcoming live action retelling of The Lion King. Ejiofor is best known for his role in 2013’s 12 Years a Slave, in which he was an Oscar nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. Chiwetel Ejiofor now joins […]