The Lion King ~ London ~ 2013
Disney’s award-winning musical THE LION KING is now in its 15th year at London’s Lyceum Theatre and is on its first tour of the UK. Julie Taymor’s reimagining of Disney’s beloved animated film is a theatrical event you will never forget.
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, this spectacular production explodes with glorious colors, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfill his destiny as King of the Pridelands.
Julie Taymor, one of the world’s most innovative directors, brought a vast array of disciplines to THE LION KING, including extensive experience staging epic theatre and opera productions, exploring classic myths through ritualized puppetry, mask, and movement.
THE LION KING was the first musical she directed in the commercial theatre, and Taymor made Broadway history by becoming the first woman to win the Tony Award® for ’Best Director of a Musical’.
This acclaimed production has been seen by over 70 million people around the world, and in addition to the two UK productions can currently be seen in New York, Tokyo, Hamburg, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Sydney and on tour across North America and Japan.
‘There is simply nothing else like it.’ The New York Times
This is the first capture of "The Lion King" that is fit for a king. There are a few heads during the first two minutes of the show; however, after that, there are no heads and a beautiful combination of full and close-up shots. This is by far the best capture there is out there of this show. (A)
Run time: 125m
Country: U.K. (DVD playable on US Players and all-region DVD players)
B&W / Color: Color