THE LION KING 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & Digital HD Release Dates & Special Features Announced

THE LION KING 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & Digital HD Release Dates & Special Features Announced

THE LION KING 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & Digital HD Release Dates & Special Features Announced

Following a billion-dollar box office run, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has officially announced the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD release dates and special features for The Lion King!

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has officially announced that Jon Favreau's The Lion King will arrive on Digital HD on October 11 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 22. 

The live-action remake of the 1994 animated classic of the same name ended its thunderous box office run as the second-highest grossing film of the year and the seventh-highest grossing film of all-time with $1.616 billion ($533.9M domestic; $1.083B foreign) globally. It's also the highest-grossing Disney live-action remake ever and the fourth-highest Disney film of all-time.

The home video release will contain a ton of exclusive special features, including extensive behind-the-scenes documentaries as well as special looks at the musical numbers. Plus, there's also an audio commentary from the director. 


 
The Global Phenomenon Comes to Life Like Never Before

Disney’s “The Lion King”

Releases on Digital 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere Oct. 11
and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™ Oct. 22


With over an hour of bonus extras that showcase the cutting-edge technology behind the stunning
savanna and a special look at the music of The Lion King

BURBANK, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2019) — Be prepared: Disney’s “The Lion King,” the worldwide phenomenon that brought the Pride Lands’ iconic characters to life in a whole new way, arrives on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere Oct.11 and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD Oct. 22. Directed by Jon Favreau, the summer blockbuster, which reigned supreme with audiences worldwide — earning over $1 billion at the global box office and an A CinemaScore — journeys home with all-new bonus features, music videos and an exclusive extra for Digital consumers.

In-home audiences will feel the love as they trek behind the scenes and to the African savanna through “The Journey to ‘The Lion King,’” a three-part documentary that explores the film’s creation. It features visits to the Playa Vista production facility where talent, including Donald Glover (voice of Simba) honor and elevate the animated classic’s iconic music; discussions with Favreau and team who used cutting-edge technology to create photorealistic animals and environments; and filmmaker and cast reflections on the timeless tale that has moved generations. Extras also include “More to Be Scene,” layer-by-layer progressions of some of the film’s most iconic moments; lyric video for “Never Too Late” by Elton John and music video for “Spirit” by Beyoncé; sing-alongs to the film’s unforgettable songs; and a feature on the “Protect the Pride” campaign, which focuses on protecting and revitalizing the lion population.

Consumers who pre-purchase “The Lion King” digitally will gain access to “Perfecting the Pride,” a feature highlighting the filmmakers’ research trip to Africa.

The digital version includes an extra that playfully conveys the importance of the dung beetle both in the film and the African savanna.

In “The Lion King,” pioneering filmmaking techniques bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

“The Lion King” will be packaged and released in several different formats, ensuring each member of your family can view the film on a variety of different devices with no worries. Viewers can watch the film in Digital 4K Ultra HD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film which will be released as an Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) and a single DVD.

Bonus features include*:
PRE-SELL BONUS:
  • Perfecting the Pride – Join the filmmakers on their research trip to Africa as they immerse themselves in the real world of “The Lion King.” From the animals in the pride, to the smallest of insects and the grasslands in the savanna, experience the attention to detail that brought the film to life.
DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE:
  • Pride Lands Pedia --Dung beetle shares the importance of his “roll” in the African Savanna in a fun, bug’s eye view of the land and its inhabitants.
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL BONUS:
  • The Journey to “The Lion King” -
    • The Music - Go inside the studio with the cast and crew as they work to honor and elevate The Lion King’s beloved music.
    • The Magic - Discover how the filmmakers blended the traditional filmmaking techniques with virtual reality technology to create amazing movie magic.
    • The Timeless Tale - Filmmakers and cast reflect on the story that has moved generations and share how this Lion King carries a proud legacy forward.
  • More to Be Scene - Recording studio and layer-by-layer progressions of some of most iconic moments in “The Lion King.”
    • “Circle of Life” – Peel back the layers of effects and go behind the scenes of this iconic musical moment from the film
    • “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” – See all the effects, talent and fun that went into creating this vibrant version of “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” for the movie
    • “Hakuna Matata” – Join Donald Glover (Simba), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa) and Billy Eichner (Timon) in the studio for the making of this memorable scene.
  • Music Videos
    • “Never Too Late” (lyric video) by Elton John
    • “Spirit” performed by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
  • Filmmaker Introduction
  • Audio Commentary – By Director Jon Favreau.
  • Song Selection
    • “Circle of Life”
    • “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”
    • “Be Prepared”
    • “Hakuna Matata”
    • “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
    • “Spirit”
    • “Never Too Late”
  • Protect the Pride –Director Jon Favreau, the Lion Recovery Fund and conservationists highlight efforts to protect the majestic lions and their home.

 

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Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s “The Lion King” roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.


The Lion King features:
Director: Jon Favreau
Donald Glover as Simba
Beyoncé as Nala
James Earl Jones as Mufasa
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar
Alfre Woodard as Sarabi
John Oliver as Zazu
John Kani as Rafiki
Billy Eichner as Timon
Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
Florence Kasumba as Shenzi
Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari
Eric Andre as Azizi
Amy Sedaris in an undisclosed role
JD McCrary as young Simba
Shahadi Wright-Joseph as young Nala


The Lion King roars into theaters July 19
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