Fans attending Disney’s D23 Expo – which runs from August 19-21st – will have access to an exclusive advance screening of The Lion King in Disney Digital 3D, ahead of the film’s theatrical release, Disney Studios announced today. The screening will be held on August 20th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
Starting September 16th, a special two-week theatrical engagement will showcase the Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning film on the big screen in Disney Digital 3D for the first time ever, followed up by the home entertainment debut on October 4th, in high-definition Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D.
Released in 1994, The Lion King remains one of the most successful animated films of all time. The classic tale of the African savanna wowed audiences worldwidewith spectacular hand-drawn animation along with music by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice, plus an evocative score by renowned composer Hans Zimmer. Three years later, the landmark film was adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical on Broadway, where earlier this year it became the seventh longest-running show ever.
The D23 Expo brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films, television and theme parks as never before. The name D23 pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official community for fans in Disney’s 88-year history. D23 gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication Disney twenty-three.
Find out more about the D23 Expo at www.disney.com/D23.