Tag Archives: The Lion King

Artist Behind the Iconic Look of ‘Aladdin’ And ‘The Lion King’ Dies at 68

Aladdin's Cave of Wonders and the Lion King

During Disney Animation Studio’s renaissance in the early 1990s, CEO Michael Eisner was famous for letting his creative people just work and see what would come of it. One of those people was a young Kent Melton. Melton’s job at Disney Animation Studios was as an animation sculptor who created maquettes made of clay. Kent Melton was one of the ...

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Why Doesn’t The Lion King Have a Bigger Presence at Disney Parks?

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It’s no mystery that Disney Parks are populated by the world of film, but what does often leave us scratching our heads is why certain properties don’t have a big presence. It’s not unreasonable to suggest that there are a number of IPs that are underused at Disney Parks, with perhaps the biggest example being The Lion King. Released in ...

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Animal Kingdom Unveils Adorable New Version of ‘Lion King’ Character

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According to the Disney Parks Blog, Rafiki the mandrill has a tiny new relative! A new mandrill — which is the species of monkey that The Lion King character Rafiki belongs to — has just been born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World Resort! The tiny baby mandrill might be small and only weigh about three pounds so ...

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Disney Fans Are Learning the Heartbreaking Truth About This Iconic Villain

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Hardcore Disney Fanatics will already be aware that Scar the lion — aka the Disney villain from The Lion King (1994) and the uncle of Simba the protagonist — was a misunderstood character whose villainy stemmed from being mistreated by Mufasa (and other lions aside from his brother) as a lion cub. Taka’s Traumas However, Scar (who became burdened by the ...

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The 7 Most Iconic Disney Villains That We Love to Loathe

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Disney princesses and their sidekicks tend to get all the spotlight in our favorite Disney movies. The triumphant story of Mulan defying the odds, the charming musical stylings of the Caribbean crab Sebastian, and the hilarious plight of Pumba have delivered the songs and quotes that have altered the brain chemistry of Disney fans for decades. But the unsung anti-heroes ...

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The 5 Most Memorable Disney Movie Moms

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Disney Princesses usually shine in our favorite Disney films, but we can’t help but fall in love with the characters shaping them. Whether animated classics or modernized CGI hits, most Disney movies set the stage with complex family dynamics that keep us invested in our beloved Disney characters. With Mother’s Day upon us, there’s no time like the present to ...

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‘Lion King’ Prequel Announced

Lion King Prequel

Published: 9/9/22 7:41 PT Updated: 9/9/22 8:45 PT We are going back to the Pride Lands, Disney Fanatics! As the first day of the 2022 D23 Expo treks on, Walt Disney Studios has revealed that it will follow Jon Favreau’s CGI remake of the 1994 classic The Lion King with a prequel about Simba’s father. It will be called Mufasa: The Lion ...

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‘The Lion King’ Interrupts Football Semi-Final and Outrages Fans

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Everybody loves Disney’s 1994 animated movie The Lion King — but maybe not in the middle of the FA Cup semi-finals! Football fans across the pond were outraged during their semi-finals after Simba and Mufasa made an unwelcome cameo. According to the Daily Star, football fans were enjoying a semi-final that had only just gotten interesting with a goal when ITV, ...

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The 10 Most Hauntingly Beautiful Pieces From Disney Movie Scores

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Every Disney fan knows the names and lyrics of the classic Disney songs from countless re-watches and singalongs. But there are just as many amazing pieces of instrumental music from Disney classics. So, I decided to share some beautiful scores that you may not know the names of, some instrumental covers, and the faces of those behind the mysterious composures. ...

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