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Learn more about Lion King-Diamond Edition (Blu-ray + DVD):

Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 221910785
UPC: 786936815115
UPC 14: 00786936815115
Rating: Game Rating Code
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The king of animated films roars out for the Disney vault in its Blu-ray high definition premiere on Blu-ray combo pack-- spectacular new picture and sound presentations that reveal the majesty of Disney's epic animated masterpiece as it's never been experienced before. Featuring pristine high definition picture and sound and groundbreaking immersive bonus features including Disney Second Screen, Disney's heroic coming-of-age adventure -- filled with award-winning music and some of the most popular characters ever created -- is a marvel for all ages and a must-own addition to any home entertainment library. Celebrate the circle of life with your family Fall 2011 -- for a limited time only.

Disney's THE LION KING SPECIAL EDITION: An unforgettable story, breathtaking animation, beloved characters, and Academy Award(R)-winning music (Best Original Score, 1994; Best Song, "Can You Feel The Love Tonight") set the stage for 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." Now extensively restored and remastered -- experience THE LION KING like never before, from its magnificent musical opening over breathtaking African vistas to its emotional climax. The all-star vocal talents -- including Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, Nathan Lane, and Ernie Sabella -- rip-roaring comedy, and uplifting messages of courage, loyalty, and hope make this timeless tale entertainment for all ages.

Editor's Note
Wild Africa is the setting for this animated tale of a young lion cub whose evil uncle usurps his father's crown and lets hyenas overrun the kingdom. Dodging danger and befriending some oddball characters, the cub wanders until the day he's ready to return. Songs by Elton John and featuring the voices of Whoopie Goldberg, Cheech Marin, James Earl Jones, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane and Jeremy Irons. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including 3 for Best Original Song. Academy Awards: 2, including Best Original Score and Best Original Song (Elton John and Tim Rice: "Can You Feel the Love Tonight").

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/5/2013
Video Play Time Running Time: 88 minutes
Video UPC UPC: 00786936815115
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2
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Expert Review The Lion King - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Josh Lasser Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 10/4/2011 1:48 PM
Starting in 1989 and continuing for roughly a decade, Walt Disney Animation Studios experienced a second golden age.  It is The Little Mermaid which began this resurgence, and the group of films put out over the course of the next 10 years include new classics like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Hercules, and Mulan.  Perhaps though the zenith of this period is the 1994 release of The Lion King....read the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Ernie Sabella
Video Cast Info Jonathan Roberts - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Elton John - Music
Video Cast Info Jim Cummings - Voice
Video Cast Info Cheech Marin - Voice
Video Cast Info Matthew Broderick - Voice
Video Cast Info Jeremy Irons - Voice
Video Cast Info Moira Kelly - Voice
Video Cast Info Tim Rice - Lyricist
Video Cast Info Nathan Lane - Voice
Video Cast Info James Earl Jones - Voice
Video Cast Info Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Voice
Video Cast Info Irene Mecchi - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Madge Sinclair - Voice
Video Cast Info Whoopi Goldberg - Voice
Video Cast Info Robert Guillaume - Voice
Video Cast Info Hans Zimmer - Composer
Video Cast Info Roger Allers - Director
Video Cast Info Rob Minkoff - Director
Plot Summary
This delightful Disney film features sumptuous animation, and wonderful, catchy songs by lyricist Tim Rice and pop star Elton John.| The story focuses on Simba, a young lion cub who's heir to the throne of the animal kingdom. But his evil uncle Scar longs to become king himself, and will do anything to make his wish come true. So he enlists the aid of three wicked hyenas and plots to kill not only Simba's father, but Simba himself.| If Scar's plans succeed, all the animals will suffer. But can little Simba do anything to stop his big, bad uncle?

Professional Reviews

Premiere
"...Disney dazzle..." - Recommended 03/01/1995 p.91

Rolling Stone
"...A hugely entertaining blend of music, fun and eye-popping thrills....A movie of exhilarating surprises..." 07/14/1994 p.98

New York Times
"...As visually enchanting as its pedigree suggests....Anthropomorphic genius..." 06/15/1994 p.C11

Entertainment Weekly
"...[A] rapturous piece of storybook mythmaking." -- Rating: A- 07/08/1994 p.40

USA Today
"...A majestic outdoor spectacle....[With] nobly high visual and moral standards..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars..." 06/15/1994 p.1D

Los Angeles Times
"...This latest Disney animated feature once again delivers what its audience wants..." 06/15/1994 p.F1

Chicago Sun-Times
"...THE LION KING deals with real issues....A learning experience as well as an entertainment..." 06/24/1994 p.39

Empire
"[T]his thrilling, anthropomorphic adventure retells Hamlet with lions in a triumphant mix of both the classical and the modern." 03/01/2008 p.116

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