Disney’s The Lion King *Now* on Digital HD and on Blu-ray Aug. 29th

One of my first memories of going to the movie theater was going to see the Lion King with my family. I absolutely loved all the music, the characters and the how funny it was. Now that I have gotten older I still love it, and I appreciate the message it teaches. It is one of my kid’s favorite movies, and we watch it often for family movie night. It is so fun watching them laugh at the parts I loved as a kid. Now Disney has released the Lion King as a part of their Signature Collection. You can watch it now with your family on Digital HD, and you can purchase it on Blu-ray August 29th.

The Lion King is the 5th Disney classic to join the Signature Collection. It is such a Disney classic and earned a Golden Globe® for Best Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical and inspired a Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical. Now you and your family can fall back in love with feisty Simon, and laugh with Timon and Pumba all over again. Plus this new Signature Collection Blu-ray has over three hours of classic bonus material and exclusive,  brand new features.

Some of the new bonus features on Blu-ray and digital include:

  • Brand New Sing-Along Version
  • Audio Commentary – View the film with commentary by producer Don Hahn and co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff.
  • Visualizing a Villain – Against a backdrop of live dancers and the animated “Be Prepared” sequence, artist David Garibaldi paints a masterpiece of evil.
  • The Recording Sessions – Watch rare footage of the actors recording their roles, matched with the final animation. Intro by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff.
  • Nathan and Matthew: The Extended Lion King Conversation – Nathan Lane (Timon) and Matthew Broderick (Adult Simba) offer candid and hilarious insights into their Lion King experiences.
  • Inside the Story Room – Co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff present archival footage of five original story pitches.
    • Circle of Life – See how color creates emotion and meaning in the film’s iconic opening.
    • Simba & Nala – See how elements proposed in story meetings evolve into what appears onscreen.
    • Simba Takes Nala Out to Play – …And, sometimes what seems funny in story meetings never makes it into the film!
    • Hakuna Matata – Co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff sing, act and dance their hearts out as they pitch the “Hakuna Matata” sequence.
    • Rafiki and Reflecting Pool – Co-directors Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff pitch a sequence that became the emotional heart of The Lion King to Producer Don Hahn.
  • Music & More – Sing along to your favorite songs from the movie!
    • “Circle of Life”
    • “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”
    • “Be Prepared”
    • “Hakuna Matata”
    • “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”
  • Galleries
    • Visual Development – Explore a gallery of striking artwork that inspired the movie’s look and feel.
    • Character Design – Trace the development of the film’s unforgettable characters through early concept art drawings.
    • Storyboards – Examine storyboards created in the development of “The Lion King.”
    • Layouts – Feast your eyes on layouts created in the development of “The Lion King.”
    • Backgrounds & Layouts – Journey through a gallery of landscape paintings that shaped the world of “The Lion King.”
  • Classic Bonus Features (Digital Only) – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include hours of bonus material, such as bloopers, audio commentary, deleted and alternate scenes, and in-depth journeys into the music, film, story, animals and stage show.

My kids are obsessed with the new sing along version. It is so fun singing along to “Hakuna Matata” and my favorite “Can You Feel The Love Tonight.” I also really love watching the actors in the “Recording Room.” It is so fun watching them get into character and then watch their recordings come together in the final product.

Enjoy this treasured classic over and over again with your family. You can find Disney’s The Lion King Signature Collection on Blu-ray August 29th at Amazon, Walmart, and Target.

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About Megan

Megan loves being a stay at home mom to a busy boy Hayden (8) and sweet girl Halli (4). She has been happily married to her ridiculously good looking husband for 9 years. She also enjoys blogging, trying new recipes to cook or bake, girls nights, fashion, and reading. You can also find her on twitter and instagram @megan.hamilton28



Comments

  1. Tracy Rodgers says:

    I feel so old!! I was my youngest age when it came out.

  2. Terri S. says:

    We recently bought a new DVD player that plays Blu-Ray DVDs. I’m planning to buy the Lion King Blu-Ray DVD to watch with my grandkids. I love the songs and music in this beautiful movie.

  3. Dandi D says:

    This is something I think my son would really enjoy watching with me.

  4. I liked the movie and the Broadway production. It’s such a great story!

  5. Cynthia R says:

    Everyone has to own this classic. I remember seeing this in the movie theater when I was little.

  6. Amy Green says:

    These songs are some of Elton John’s best. I agree with him in that I believe he should have won the Oscar for Best Original Song for “Circle of Life”. I wish that PBS would air a full-length performance of the Broadway musical for fans who can’t make it!

  7. The lion king is a great movie.

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