‘The Lion King’ Home Entertainment Release Announced

Disney’s “The Lion King”
Releases on Digital 4K Ultra HD October 30
and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD November 13. 

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

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™ October 30 and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD November 13. Directed by Jon Favreau, the 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.

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 its inhabitants.

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL BONUS:
• The Journey to “The Lion King” –
o The Music – Go inside the studio with the cast and crew as they work to honor and elevate The Lion King’s beloved music.
o The Magic – Discover how the filmmakers blended the traditional filmmaking techniques with virtual reality technology to create amazing movie magic.
o 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.”
o “Circle of Life” – Peel back the layers of effects and go behind the scenes of this iconic musical moment from the film
o “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
o “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
o “Never Too Late” (lyric video) by Elton John
o “Spirit” performed by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
• Filmmaker Introduction
• Audio Commentary – By Director Jon Favreau.
• Song Selection
o “Circle of Life”
o “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”
o “Be Prepared”
o “Hakuna Matata”
o “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
o “Spirit”
o “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