Allison has been waiting and waiting for the Lion King to be leased back into the theaters so that she can take Eva. The Lion King is one of Allison’s all time favorite movies and to be able to share that on the big screen and in 3D no less is something that she’s so excited about. Well, to get that excitement up further for her and for you I’ve got some very cool videos, images and more to share.

First I have a slide show of some concept art for the movie.

And here are some fun videos. I especially like the Bloopers one.


Aren’t you excited to see this movie again in theaters. Well, it will only be around for 2 weeks but after that the movie comes out on Blu-ray. Imagine owning this movie on Blu-ray #D and seeing this opening whenever you’d like.

Do You remember your characters? Here is a quick rundown.

Simba

Simba
Hangs Out: Roaming the Pridelands with his friends
Crush: Nala
Family: His father was King Mufasa, and his mother is Sarabi
Friends: The dynamic duo of Pumbaa and Timon
BFF: Nala
Foes: His evil uncle Scar
Likes: Leading the pride, laughing with Pumba and Timon
Dislikes: Hyenas (they don’t tickle his funny bone)
Fashion Statement: He sports a regal mane
Coolest Quirk: He eats bugs with Pumbaa and Timon – yummy!

Nala

Nala
Film Debut: The Lion King
Past Roles: The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
Breed: Lion
BFF: Simba
Personality Traits: Brave and curious
Description: An adorable lion cub – and then a powerful lioness
Fave Hang-out: Pride Rock
Occupation: Huntress
Did you know?: As shown in “The Lion King,” in lion prides, the females do the hunting
Fun Fact: The name Nala means “gift” in Swahili

Pumbaa
Film Debut: The Lion King
Past Roles: The Lion King 1 1/2, The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
Breed: Warthog
BFF: Timon
Friends: Simba
Occupation: Lolling
Fave Food: Yummy, juicy, delicious bugs!
Fave Song: Hakuna Matata
Likes: Taking it easy
Dislikes: Hyenas

Timon
Film Debut: The Lion King
Past Roles: The Lion King 1 1/2, The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
Breed: Meerkat
BFF: Pumbaa
Friends: Simba
Foes: Large predators…like lions
Distinguishing Characteristics: His big mouth
Occupation: Kicking back
Fave Food: Tasty, tasty bugs and grubs
Fave Song: Hakuna Matata

Rafiki
Title: Shaman
Film Debut: The Lion King
Past Roles: The Lion King 1 1/2, The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
Breed: Baboon
Friends: Mufasa
Foes: Scar
Personality Traits: Wise and clever
Distinguishing Characteristics: Rafiki has the colorful face you expect from a baboon, and carries a gourd-topped walking stick
Occupation: Dispensing wisdom

Mufasa
Title: The king of the Pridelands
Breed: African lion
Friend: Rafiki
Known Adversaries: Hyenas, Scar
Relatives: Wife Sarabi, son Simba, brother Scar
Sidekick: Zazu
Personality Traits: Regal
Distinguishing Characteristics: Flowing mane and piercing eyes
Fave Hang-out: Pride Rock
Did you know?: Mufasa means “King” in the Manazoto language

Scar
Title: Not king, much to his displeasure
Breed: Lion
BFF: None
Foes: Mufasa
Relatives: His brother Mufasa is king of the pride; Simba is his nephew
Henchmen: The hyenas – Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed
Distinguishing Characteristics: A scar across his face
Fave Hang-out: In his cave
Biggest Secret: He’s full of them
Scared of: Mufasa

Sarabi
Title: Queen of Pride Rock
Film Debut: The Lion King
Past Roles: The Lion King 1 1/2, The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride
Breed: Lion
Foes: Scar
Relatives: Her husband is Mufasa, and Simba is her son
Personality Traits: Dignified and kind
Fave Hang-out: Pride Rock
Occupation: Huntress
Did you know?: Sarabi’s name means “mirage” in Swahili

And of Course The Hyenas

Banzai
Film Debut: The Lion King
Breed: Spotted Hyena
BFF: Each other
Known Adversaries: Simba
Henchmen to: Scar
Distinguishing Characteristics: Maniacal laughter
Fave Hang-out: The elephant graveyard
Scared of: Lions
Likes: Easy prey and a good laugh
Dislikes: Danger

Ed
Film Debut: The Lion King
Breed: Spotted Hyena
BFF: Each other
Known Adversaries: Simba
Henchmen to: Scar
Distinguishing Characteristics: Maniacal laughter
Fave Hang-out: The elephant graveyard
Scared of: Lions
Likes: Easy prey and a good laugh
Dislikes: Danger

Shenzi
Film Debut: The Lion King
Breed: Spotted Hyena
BFF: Each other
Known Adversaries: Simba
Henchmen to: Scar
Distinguishing Characteristics: Maniacal laughter
Fave Hang-out: The elephant graveyard
Scared of: Lions
Likes: Easy prey and a good laugh
Dislikes: Danger

THE LION KING 3D Roars into theaters September 16th for a limited engagement, and then comes home on Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray Hi-Def Combo Pack on October 4th!

ABOUT THE LION KING:

An unforgettable story, breathtaking animation, beloved characters and award-winning music sets the stage 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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6 Responses to “The Lion King opens Tomorrow in 3D for the First Time”

  1. Christine says:

    Love this movie, it is one of my favorites, too. I always get sniffly at the part where Simba looks up at the stars and sees his late father, who talks to him.

    We have it on regular DVD, but I am still trying to talk Mike into getting with the program and buying a flat screen HDTV and a Blu-Ray player. He said we can get them when the prices come down, and they have. I showed him at Wal-Mart, they have nice stuff at super-low prices, but he’s still being a pain about it. We are still using our old analog TVs, believe it or not, the only reason they are still usable is because we have cable. We have the money to pay cash for this, so maybe I should just go to Wal-Mart, buy the stuff myself and be done with it.

    I won’t go for a 3D TV, but no doubt this movie will look awesome on Blu-Ray and HD. The animation is spectacular, I can’t wait to see this new version.
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  2. Joe says:

    It will be interesting to see how they do with the 3D version. If anyone can get it right it will be Disney(Pixar) – I haven’t been all that enamored with 3D so far, but I am looking forward to tacking the 6 and 4 year old to see Timon and Pumbaa(and friends).
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  3. Karen says:

    I can’t wait to see this in 3D, I’m a big fan of 3D and to get the chance to see one of Disney’s best movies with depth is just going to be brilliant, it’s also an excuse to take my niece and nephew to see it on the big screen ;)
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  4. Mo says:

    I saw it this weekend and was just in love with it! It helped that all the adults in the crowd were singing along and saying the lines. It was like a very PG version of Rocky Horror Picture Show! Ha! I hope Eva enjoyed it! Gina was a little iffy at parts and refused to wear the glasses…but in the end she loved it. I’m thinking of going again. I liked it in 3D…fabulous!

  5. Not sure if it is just me, but I get a headache when I see 3D movies with those goggles on. Happened when I was watching Avatar also :-( Wondering if others have a similar experience as well .
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    • Cynthia says:

      Prash, i happen to bump an article that says 3D tech may cause headache on some viewers. The illusions that we see in three dimensions in the movies is not exactly calibrated the same way that our eyes and brain are. If our eyes are a little off to begin with, then it’s really throwing a whole degree of effort that our brain needs to exert. This disparity for some people will give them a headache. So it would help that we’ll have our eyes relaxed first before going for that 3D flick. Also, the glasses needs to be lined up properly.

      And besides, who would not love to watch that Lion King 3D?

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