THE LION KING(Musical)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT?After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
WHO'S IN IT?Voices ofDonald Glover,James Earl Jones,Beyonce Knowles,Chiwetel Ejiofor,Alfre Woodard,John Oliver,Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key
- The budget was $260 million.
- Beyoncé has produced and curated an album calledThe Lion King: The Gift, which features her song "Spirit" as well as tunes inspired by the film.
- Though some of the shots are the same, this is not a shot-for-shot remake of the original.
- The original animatedLion Kingmovie came out in 1994. It earned $968.5 million on a $45 million budget.
- TheLion Kingwas Disney's first animated feature to have an original story. Its other animated films were based on fairy tales or other works.
- TheLion King spawned a Broadway adaptation, two direct-to-video follow-ups, and two TV series,Timon & PumbaaandThe Lion Guard.