42 Facts About Lion King

1. In the history of Broadway, The Lion King has attained eighth position of longest-running musical.

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2. Lion King has become one of the most loved and popular London classics of all time.

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3. Lion King is one of my favorite "classic" Disney films; I'm sure many people out there feel the same.

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4. Lion King was the first Disney animated feature to be an original story, rather than being based on an already-existing story.

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5. The Lion King was released on DVD for the second time and was the first Diamond Edition title to include a 1-Disc DVD Edition instead of a 2-Disc DVD set like previous Diamond titles, which became available on November 15, 2011.

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6. The Lion King was acknowledged as the fourth best film in the animation genre.

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7. Lion King became the highest-grossing motion picture of 1994 worldwide, and the second highest in the USA.

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8. Lion King was the first Disney animated feature to be an original story, rather than being based on an already-existing work.

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9. Lion King is the highest-grossing 2D animated film of all time in the United States, and received universal acclaim from critics, who praised the film for its music, animation, story, and the performances of the voice cast.

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10. The Lion King still holds the record as the highest-grossing traditionally animated film in history, is the fourth highest-grossing animated film of all time, and belongs to an era known as the Disney Renaissance.

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11. Lion King is a 1994 American animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation.

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12. The Lion King is my favorite Disney animated feature ever.

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13. Lion King had a special edition that was released in IMAX cinemas.

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14. The Lion King is a musical; the songs have music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice.

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15. Lion King is an animated movie produced by Walt Disney in 1994.

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16. The Lion King was originally going to be called "King of the Jungle.

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17. Lion King held the record for highest grossing animated film for over a decade, until it was dethroned in 2013 by another Disney feature—Frozen.

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18. Lion King is the first Disney venture to be dubbed into Zulu for its release in Africa.

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19. Lion King was the first Disney venture to feature an original plot—as in not an adaptation.

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20. The Lion King was the first production to take place in the new theatre.

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21. In September 2014, The Lion King became the top-earning title in box-office history for both stage productions and films, surpassing the record previously held by The Phantom of the Opera.

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22. The Lion King was made at the same time as Pocahontas, which Disney thought would be the more successful film.

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23. The Lion King is the highest-grossing hand-drawn animated feature of all time with a total box office of over $987 million; it is the third highest-grossing animated feature in general, the 19th highest-grossing film of all time, and the best-selling VHS ever.

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24. The Lion King was the first Disney animated film to feature a completely original storyline—one that wasn't an adaptation.

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25. Lion King was nearly called King of the Jungle—but Disney changed the name when they realised lions don't actually live in the jungle.

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26. The Lion King was actually made by a "B-Team" of Disney animators since the "A-Team" had elected to focus on the picture they thought would be more successful—Pocahontas.

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27. The Lion King was the first Disney animated film to feature a completely original storyline—that is, one that was not an adaptation of a pre-existing story.

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28. Lion King fans will be happy to know that this movie is getting the POP figure treatment.

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29. Lion King will premiere in theaters on July 19, 2019.

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30. Lion King is set for release on July 19, 2019 and will be directed by Jon Favreau.

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31. The Lion King is the latest film to receive the treatment.

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32. Lion King opens in theaters on July 19, 2019, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for continuing coverage.

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33. Lion King inspired two attractions retelling the story of the film at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

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34. The Lion King provides one of the worlds featured in the 2011 action-adventure game Disney Universe, and Simba was featured in the Nintendo DS title Disney Friends.

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35. In 2011, The Lion King was converted to 3D for a two-week limited theatrical re-issue and subsequent 3D Blu-ray release.

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36. Lion King had a limited release in North America on June 15, 1994, playing in only two theaters, El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles and Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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37. Lion King earned $422,783,777 in North America and an $545,700,000 in other territories for a worldwide total of $968,483,777.

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38. Lion King was released to home media as part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection; first released on Digital HD on August 15, 2017 and on Blu-ray and DVD on August 29, 2017.

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39. Lion King was first released on VHS and laserdisc in the United States on March 3, 1995, under Disney's "Masterpiece Collection" video series.

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40. Lion King was the first Disney animated feature to be an original story, rather than be based on an already existing work.

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41. The Lion King was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, produced by Don Hahn, and has a screenplay credited to Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, and Linda Woolverton.

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42. Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

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