The Lion King has returned to theaters in 3D! I really never thought I would see the day! The funny thing about that is that The Lion King was the first movie I ever watched at the theater. I must have been about 11 years old, and I had never seen such a good movie. Well, other than the part with the hyenas when the lights went out in the theater during a storm (that was kinda scary).
Anyway, I love this movie. I didn’t realize how much I loved it until I brought it home on DVD for my own children (who had never seen it). They laughed those big belly laughs and all of the memories of my youngest brother acting out the movie scene my seen cam rushing back. We watched The Lion Kinf (on VHS) so many times as kids, that I can still say almost every line of the movie while watch it (yes, this annoys my husband, but it’s fun).
The Lion King is a great story of love, past regrets, and change. It has some valuable lessons in it that I love being able to pass on to my children.
If you would like to share one of the best Disney movies (ever) with your children you can pick it up on October 4th!
Basic Info About The Movie:
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.
As always my favorite thing about movies on DVD are the outtakes, bloopers, and deleted scenes:
- I received a copy of The Lion King to facilitate this review.