Cast and filmmakers recall making 'Lion King' 3-D

Walt Disney's 1994 animated blockbuster "The Lion King" certainly hasn't been an endangered species for the studio. Not with an international gross of $788.2 million. Though it hasn't been out on DVD or VHS since 2004, Disney reports it is the most successful title in home entertainment history. The film has also spawned two straight-to-video sequels and a TV series. And the Broadway musical version has played more than 5,000 performances as of this week and won six Tony Awards including best musical.

Now the lions Simba (Matthew Broderick), Mufasa (James Earl Jones) and Scar (Jeremy Irons), the laughing hyenas (Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin and Jim Cummings) , the shaman monkey Rafiki (Robert Guillaume) and the comedic buddies Pumbaa the wart hog (Ernie Sabella) and Timon the hyper meerkat (Nathan Lane) are back for a two-week run in theaters in a new 3-D version. (On Oct. 4, Disney will release the 3-D Blu-ray and regular Blu-ray). L.A. TIMES

Image: Concept art for 'Lion King.' Credit: Disney

Copyright © 2019, Glendale News-Press
EDITION: California | U.S. & World