About Lion King
Now a classic of the Disney catalogue, the Lion King has charmed children and adults alike for almost 20 years. This stunning animated film from Disney follows the life of Simba, a young lion cub thrust into a battle for power in the animal kingdom at a very young age. The lush animation and richly rendered vistas in this movie evoke the plains of Africa, while the songs, written by Elton John and Tim Rice, have become modern pop classics. The Lion King's film release has led to multiple spin-offs, including a major stage production directed by famed Broadway director Julie Tamor. The unique costuming and choreography of the Lion King musical added another layer of depth to this compelling narrative and has entertained countless children over the last decade and a half. Fans of both the film and musical will find numerous collectables and memorabilia available on the market. Lobby sheets for the various productions of the musical are popular items, along with CD recordings of the stage production. The movie is available on DVD and Blu-ray and forms an important place in many a child's video collection. Like many Disney productions, the movie has also led to several clothing and accessory items built around the film and its characters, including backpacks, t-shirts, stuffed animals, and even hats. Collectable figurines of the main characters are also available on the market. Posters from the movie along with animation cels are yet another way in which Lion King fans can relive the fun and excitement of this adventure.