Lion King – ToonBarn http://www.toonbarn.com Cartoon news from Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, The Hub, Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, CG animation, anime, movies, or any kind of cartoons! Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:00:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 4530339 Disney’s Lion Guard: Return of the Roar- Exclusive Giveaway http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/disneys-lion-guard-return-of-the-roar-exclusive-giveaway/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/disneys-lion-guard-return-of-the-roar-exclusive-giveaway/#comments Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:34:42 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=58265 To celebrate the recent release of Disney’s Lion Guard: Return of the Roar on DVD, Toonbarn is hosting an exciting giveaway for a Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Prize Pack. The pack contains one of each of the following items: 1 random plush character from the movie 1 plate 1 spook/fork set 1 cup […]

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To celebrate the recent release of Disney’s Lion Guard: Return of the Roar on DVD, Toonbarn is hosting an exciting giveaway for a Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Prize Pack. The pack contains one of each of the following items:

  • 1 random plush character from the movie
  • 1 plate
  • 1 spook/fork set
  • 1 cup
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    What do you need to do to be eligible for the prize pack? It’s easy. All you need to do is complete the following steps:

    1) Have a ToonBarn.com account (free to sign up! JOIN NOW)
    2) In the comments below, answer the following question: what is Kion’s relation to Simba? If you don’t know the answer, you might want to snag a copy of The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, which has been released last Tuesday, December 23rd on DVD + Digital HD format.
    3) “Like” our ToonBarn Facebook page

    One [1] winner will be selected out of the correct answers and will be contacted through e-mail for instructions on how to claim the prize.

    Please keep in mind that you need to use a valid email address upon registration. Toonbarn will NEVER use the e-mail address for anything (we don’t even have a newsletter!), but yes, you do need to have a working email if you want to win (otherwise, how are we going to contact you?)

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    Its Saturday Morning – And The Room Is Empty. http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/saturday-morning-room-empty/ http://www.toonbarn.com/nickelodeon/saturday-morning-room-empty/#respond Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:47:43 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=57589 Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way) Note: The Opinions shown on this essay does not reflect the views of Toon Barn and its affiliates. Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday […]

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    Or: How Thundercats (2011) was the end of the North American animation/Kids Business (in a way)

    Note: The Opinions shown on this essay does not reflect the views of Toon Barn and its affiliates.

    Its Saturday – winter is only a few days away and after that – Christmas on Friday and then – Saturday rolls around again, the next Friday is 2016 and then the first day of the new year – Saturday rolls around again.

    But the room is empty.

    Children are sleep – or trying to go into lessons of music, art or sport in a what has become a rarity in this late 2015 – frost. Not much snow, not much of a winter. And some on twitter worry that its a bad omen…even those that dont believe in a creator.

    Its strange to hear that – those who are my friends on twitter usually are headstrong, racing against those with differing opinions – sometimes in a passive aggressive way, other times for legit reasons, still others to talk in jest, tact etc.

    But some say the spirit of Christmas overrides these worries.

    They may have been right in a past time – before things changed – some for the better – and some for the worse.

    But all changes effect us in many ways.

    This year – the Christmas spirit seems to be tempered by the Star Wars machine. And as the new engine of the creation of a “Corporate Safe Space” start in earnest, three films before 2020, many TV series – other animated spots – video games, toys and other trinkets; its more of a cynical promotion of the greatest and most secretive fan fiction ever created.

    In any other time – it would have been just one of the many major blockbusters – didn’t effect next weeks numbers or so on. We would have other things to pass the time. But the concept of the “Corporate Safe Space” is much more insidious – it promotes the other products from other companies it competes with as the literal manifestation of evil, and their own product – as the good work – the holy work – the one you turn to when all is lost.

    Made simple and plain by this post on twitter:

    to people who complain about some movies being too long: do you realize your own garbage life goes on like forever

    make good movies last as long as possible. 3 hours, 100 years, forever. put us out of our misery

    And Misery loves Company. Its the end as entertainment as a way to relax, and at times to wonder about our human condition, or even to have fun. It now has become a cradle to grave mantra of endless content creation for the content men who via their advertising agencies promote a existence that doesn’t exist in reality.

    I could tell other stories. How, why and for what reason things arnt the way it seems anymore. But more often than not – its because people, companies, multi-nationals, educators and even those who were meant to represent us dont. They turn out to be more of a maguffin. A sad fate of madding ideals mixed with the most banal pragmatism.

    I just want to focus on us. The fans of animation.

    Its hard to deal with but – just because a show has some merit doesn’t mean its good.

    We have seen with My Little Pony (and Equestria Girls), Steven Universe – and even the weaker shows such as Regular Show and Gumball – the sense is that they talking above the adults and the children are just asking questions about things that are in the show and they just become so lost. Their fanbases are taken over not just by adults who just love the show by its own merits, but by those who feel the show creates a space where everything else feels lost to them. They didnt develop strength and character even when the show was dark – now as the animated series promote a light hearted fare – it becomes a way to promote all sorts of dank memes and even more politically charged language, and using the concept of sexuality as a way to  ease a man or a womens shadow natures into quiet repose. In the west and most western animation Its a sad, banal attempt to extend ones love of a work of fiction or genre. The east handles this better – and sees it as it is – integration, fashion, technique and embracing the work as is and nothing more or less.

    We talk about what happened to Zamii, and the media has done so in many ways. But what people dont realized is that when the creators backed down from comments made by those who wished Zamii dead, it proved to me that nobody knows when to stand their ground and say – enough. It started from the day the Thundercats got canned, to the day that they made the move for Korra, to the issues with Steven Universe and the issues with their fanbase. The Internet given voice, the voice given form and now it has power even over the creators of these shows.

    Its because the executives and the fans are from the same economic structure. The creators not only have to cowtow to said executives when it comes to content – which always been a problem for years, now have to deal with the views that has the money. The advertising agencies may aim for most viewers, but we seen now, even despite advertising laws made in order to make sure that children dont become mindless consumers, it just made things worse for all involved.

    It has been mentioned before about education and the E/I. I also mentioned about the scandal concerning the lowering of wages and collusion in the theatrical animation sector. Did you know that Ed Catmull  bought a 12 million dollar house? This is after the trial finds out that the Disney board knew about these issues.

    Welcome to Poof Poof, Glitter Boots, the force is with us. Netflix is about to spend five Billion dollars on “content creation” while Netflix is overvalued in the stock market by a value of 400X its price. Its the time of complaints of how a animated character looks via the eyes of a fan. Its the time when ratings “dont matter”, its audience share, that # social network outreach, insta connections and all the rest. In a world when ignorance is awarded, all those who run entertainment – and in animation, “create”and manufacture the look and feeling of a inglorious look. Not for satire, not even to make fun of the world – but to create safe spaces that don’t challenge the characters, nor the setting – and most important the viewers.

    Increasingly, the Holiday classics take more importance. Years ago, they were apart of a extended program of network kids shows and which many popular shows joined in specials during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Today these holiday specials stand as the guard of a time long  past. For the shows now air on Cartoon Network/ Nick and Disney XD  are now run by feckless creators, some who feel that kowtowing to powers and those that perceive they have power, only hurts the show in the end of the day. They are not creators, they are PR men, propaganda for either a education mandate that doesn’t work, a form of social uplifting of the misfits of the world that doesn’t uplift anything but Pateron accounts and Kickstarter Funds, and content that all dines in the mesh and morrass of pesudo-scarlet letter trigger warnings, slights of political gotcha checks, and all and all out purriance. Its the wonderful world of dung emoji and it been that way since that’s all what the “Corporate Safe Space” will give us.

    And in one of the sad ironies of the time, Toys has lost wonder – even Lego uses Japanese culture tropes to sell product. You usually have team ups with diffrent shows in many of a Japanese product – but it doesnt happen in the states…unless you Lego and have more clout than most other franchiser in the kids business.

    It even reaches Toonami in a sense. After the announcement that they were bringing back Samurai Jack, Mr Demarco stated he wanted one of the newer Lupin series, Yukyo Mine. Not the best of the Lupin works. But even he was told by the censors he couldn’t. Its strange. Lupin hasnt been apart of American culture – so it becomes to most hardest of sells to even put it on Toonami. Of course he would get Wakfu, but then they are on Netflix.

    The fact that a dude who makes Adult Swim money over fist – gets denied a show – while the Creators of the Steven Universe are allowed to get away with everything – and the creators bows down to pressure from people who wish other fans of their show dead, is sad to me. Mine(And Lupin for that matter) isn’t going to cause your network problems, the show you promote next  to the 5th iteration of legendary Looney Toons characters has become more problematic and the fact they don’t see this tells me all i need to know.

    They have given up on us. The American people – the American audience. who they feel are too lost in their “common sense” to talk to. We got so many was to view the content – they think its OK to delay shows for months on end. They will watch it again and again, old episodes – six, seven times a week. It will be greater than everything we have done before.

    Then the holiday classics come on. The humanity. Coming from puppets, from animation, from the voice overs, the backgrounds. They stood, even when things were being built for children around, and torn down by government edict. Yes, animation is for all.

    But at times, the little ones are to be reminded there are things beyond numbers, letters, and such things we as people need to be in the world. They need the journey of the heroes, the power of belief and the joy of overcoming life’s grand trials. And these folks who would easily falter to the hands of those willing to kill don’t understand and never did truly loved the work. They loved the fame, and sold their souls to the oligarchic power structures they trying to fight against and say they are against, but in reality work for them and are in tandem with them.

    They are nothing more than the Grinch.

    He could be redeemed, but I doubt they can.

    Can anybody be redeemed?

    Not so.

    Thats why these specials, are truly are. They show us were we have fallen – the simple reasons why – and putting complications on it – and excusing it only causes us to lose the plot.

    “Baby stuff”, Charlotte said to Virgina there is no Santa.

    “Baby stuff”, when those demons said to Zamii when they said to her kill herself – “You know how she looks LIKE!”

    But its that spirit of Christmas, that these specials represent show the best of ourselves, the hope in a manger. The hope in a child born in poverty gets the only thing that can get him out of it, a football. The hope in a woman who is homeless – to get 100 bucks from a man, not for favor, but out of his heart and his own reasons. The hope of a man, who after being told after he comes back from war, that the people he fought for calls him names, cishet, warmongerer, etc. That he – suffering from a lost hand, and lost heart and mind, can find a home, an honest job, and finally a smile from a grateful nation.

    But for 345 days of the year, America is “We The Spiteful”. It feels more like pity.

    We don’t know what we had until its gone.

    And these holiday specials remind us every year of what we truly lost, the sense that good will truly win, and hope never truly dies.

    They used to be apart of a place children could go.

    Now these shows, these specials that only come one time a year, are now the gold standard of the industry.

    Its not a popular opinion.

    But in the end, the facts remain.

    Maybe we adults can never be redeemed.

    But Tomorrow isnt not the far away…

    And the young must find that tomorrow.

    Even if time runs short.

    This Saturday and for the foreseeable future of every Saturday, the rooms of the American living room is quiet like the grave…

    But its never silent.

    Yes, Virgina there is a Santa Claus…

    If only they just believe…

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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    Disney Starts Production on The Lion Guard http://www.toonbarn.com/lion-king/disney-starts-production-lion-guard/ http://www.toonbarn.com/lion-king/disney-starts-production-lion-guard/#respond Thu, 12 Jun 2014 01:00:08 +0000 http://www.toonbarn.com/?p=48673 Disney Television Animation has just started production on a new animated TV movie and series titled The Lion Guard, which aims to continue the story of Disney’s 1994 Oscar-winning animated feature The Lion King. The series will be targeted towards kids aged 2 to 7 and their families. The TV movie is scheduled to premiere […]

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    Disney Television Animation has just started production on a new animated TV movie and series titled The Lion Guard, which aims to continue the story of Disney’s 1994 Oscar-winning animated feature The Lion King. The series will be targeted towards kids aged 2 to 7 and their families. The TV movie is scheduled to premiere in Fall 2015, while the series will debut in early 2016 on Disney Junior and the Disney Channel.

    The Lion Guard focuses on the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, Kion, who assumes the role of leader of the Lion Guard, a group of the bravest and brightest tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. However, instead of following tradition and assembling an all-lion team, Kion calls upon friends from across the animal kingdom, including a honey badger, a cheetah, a hippo, and an intellectual egret. The series will feature appearances from familiar characters such as Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, and Kiara.

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    The Lion King Diamond Edition Free Giveaway on Disney Blu-ray http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/lion-king-diamond-edition-free-giveaway-disney-blu-ray/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/lion-king-diamond-edition-free-giveaway-disney-blu-ray/#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2011 18:11:54 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=22214 By now, you know that Disney recently brought their modern animated epic, The Lion King, out to theaters recently, for a limited run – then made fans even happier, bringing the King home on Blu-ray in their highest quality package, The Lion King: Diamond Edition. There’s been a lot of excitement about the film – […]

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    The Lion King Diamond Edition Free Giveaway on Disney Blu-ray

    By now, you know that Disney recently brought their modern animated epic, The Lion King, out to theaters recently, for a limited run – then made fans even happier, bringing the King home on Blu-ray in their highest quality package, The Lion King: Diamond Edition. There’s been a lot of excitement about the film – a lot of roaring, as it were. But now, we’re ready to unveil the best news of it all: ToonBarn is proud to present The Lion King Diamond Edition Free Giveaway! We’re going to make some ToonBarn fans very happy by sending them The Diamond Edition of the film on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack, all for free!! Anyone can enter, there are no age or location restrictions, so read on to find out how you can get YOUR hands on the grand prize!

    Complete ALL THREE steps:
    1) Be a registered member on ToonBarn.com (free to sign up! JOIN NOW)
    2) “Like” our ToonBarn fan page
    3) Comment below with your favorite character from the Lion King

    Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on October 25th, 2011. Shortly afterward, we’ll randomly select TWO Grand Prize Winners to each receive one of two FREE Lion King Diamond Edition Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack (North American version). All winners will be contacted via email and a Private Message on the ToonBarn Forum

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    The Lion King: Diamond Edition’s Circle of Life on Blu-Ray 3D and DVD http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/lion-king-diamond-editions-circle-life-blu-ray-3d-dvd/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/lion-king-diamond-editions-circle-life-blu-ray-3d-dvd/#comments Wed, 05 Oct 2011 00:54:08 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=20574 The Circle oF Life is one of the major themes in Disney’s modern day epic, the Lion King. Mufasa, the king of the Pride Lands, whose very throne is Pride Rock, seemingly stands on top of the world when he tours around the kingdom with his new son, Simba. But just as his brief story […]

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    The Lion King: Diamond Edition's Circle of Life on Blu-Ray 3D and DVD

    The Circle oF Life is one of the major themes in Disney’s modern day epic, the Lion King. Mufasa, the king of the Pride Lands, whose very throne is Pride Rock, seemingly stands on top of the world when he tours around the kingdom with his new son, Simba. But just as his brief story to his child goes, everything comes full circle, and one day, his time will pass. However, because the Circle of Life is so strong, his family, and life as a whole, will continue to flourish. It’s short and sweet, and maybe even a little bittersweet and sad at times, but the movie’s point is beautiful and amazingly well executed. And now that the film has hit theaters, left theaters, hit VHS, left VHS, hit DVD, left DVD, returned to theaters, left theaters, and finally hit a Blu-ray release, you can see the Circle of Life exists for the film, as well.

    Simba atop Pride Rock

    Simba atop Pride Rock

    The Lion King is now available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Hi-Def, and Disney’s famous Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack.

    Rafiki

    Rafiki

    As with all of Disney’s other upgrade packages, each step is an amazing achievement in picture and sound; with Diamond Edition being the highest. The color, vibrancy, and sharpness of the video is amazing – if you’re rocking a 1080p set, or better yet one with 3D, you’re in for a great show. For those of you with the 2004 edition of the Lion King, we can assure you the Diamond Edition stood out in our ToonBarn Studios as the definitive superior.

    Welcome to the world of 3D, Simba

    Welcome to the world of 3D, Simba

    Hakuna Matata

    Hakuna Matata

    The audio matches in every regard, with AC-3, Dolby Digital Surround Sound. The Blu-ray 3D disc provides a 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio that will easily place you in the heart of the movie. All of the fantastic sing-a-long style music, the background score, the wondrous African sound effects, etc.; it’s all there, right in your living room.

    Pridelands kingdom

    Pridelands kingdom

    Simba and Scar battle for the Pride Lands

    Simba and Scar battle for the Pride Lands

    The collection’s special bonus features are just as up-to-par, easily surpassing the offerings from the 2004 Special Edition.  On the Blu-ray disc, look for:

    • Deleted Scenes: 4 never-before-seen shots
    • Bloopers
    • Deleted Songs
    • The Morning Report; an alternate version from the film
    • Pride of the Lion King, a behind-the-scenes look at the crew
    • Sing-a-long mode: songs with subtitles
    • Interactive Blu-ray Gallery
    Simba as a kitten

    Simba as a kitten

    Timon misses the days of 2D

    Timon misses the days of 2D

    The DVD disc includes:

    • The Lion King: A Memoir- Don Hahn: more behind the scenes
    • Disney Second Screen: The Lion Ling Edition
    Scar in 3D is terrifying

    Scar in 3D is terrifying

    All in all, once again, Disney has created a “Must Buy” with the Lion King: Diamond Edition 3D Combo Pack.  Even if you don’t have a 3D system – even if you don’t have an HD TV – this is the definitive version of the movie that you will be able to grow into, as the package includes a 3D version, a Blu-ray version, and a DVD version.

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    Hakuna Matata! Disney’s The Lion King 3D first time ever in theaters http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/hakuna-matata-disneys-lion-king-3d-time-theaters/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/hakuna-matata-disneys-lion-king-3d-time-theaters/#comments Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:07:51 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=19951 Awesome animation, unforgettable story, award-winning music, beloved characters, etc, etc. It’s tough to top the accomplishments set forth in The Lion King, but Disney has somehow found a way to introduce an entire new dimension. …literally! The Lion King 3D hits select theaters today, Friday September 16th, for a limited edition two-week run. Simba and […]

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    Hakuna Matata! Disney's The Lion King 3D first time ever in theaters

    Awesome animation, unforgettable story, award-winning music, beloved characters, etc, etc. It’s tough to top the accomplishments set forth in The Lion King, but Disney has somehow found a way to introduce an entire new dimension. …literally! The Lion King 3D hits select theaters today, Friday September 16th, for a limited edition two-week run. Simba and Mufasa detail the Circle of Life, Timon and Pumbaa teach us the ways of Hakuna Matata, Nala asks the question; Can you feel the love tonight, and so much more await fans, new and old, to this masterpiece of animation, and now’s the time to go see! So head over to the Pride Lands and take claim of Pride Rock for this special engagement of The Lion King 3D in theaters!

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxAs8mKsU9M
    Hakuna Matata Trailer

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    Just Can’t Wait to Be King

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    Can You Feel the Love Tonight

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    The Circle of Life

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    The Lion King 3D: The Circle of Life


    LION KING 3D Premiere Slideshow

    The all star, all animal voice cast includes: Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Ernie Sabella, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Robert Guillaume, Cheech Marin, Moira Kelly, and others.

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    Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Rafiki, Scar, Pumbaa and Timon in 3D this Friday http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/simba-mufasa-nala-rafiki-scar-pumbaa-timon-3d-friday/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/simba-mufasa-nala-rafiki-scar-pumbaa-timon-3d-friday/#respond Mon, 12 Sep 2011 15:38:34 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=19885 There are just days to go before Disney’s The Lion King makes a triumphant return to theaters. On September 16th, audiences in select theaters will be able hear the roars and watch the Circle of Life in a whole new dimension as the reworked film is proudly presented in 3D. The film made its original […]

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    Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Rafiki, Scar, Pumbaa and Timon in 3D this Friday

    There are just days to go before Disney’s The Lion King makes a triumphant return to theaters. On September 16th, audiences in select theaters will be able hear the roars and watch the Circle of Life in a whole new dimension as the reworked film is proudly presented in 3D. The film made its original run almost two decades ago, in 1994, setting a tone for animated excellence that many feel has never been surpassed. Now, whether you’re seeing it for the first time, or simply getting reacquainted with old friends, the journey to Pride Rock will be momentous. Need a quick study guide to see who’s who? Read on!

    Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Rafiki, Scar, Pumbaa and Timon in 3D this Friday

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    Disney’s The Lion King 3D in theaters September 16, Blu-ray October 4 http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/disneys-lion-king-3d-theaters-september-16-blu-ray-october-4/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/disneys-lion-king-3d-theaters-september-16-blu-ray-october-4/#respond Wed, 31 Aug 2011 10:21:02 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=19243 Often hailed as Disney’s masterpiece of the modern era, The Lion King has impressed audiences worldwide. The unforgettable story of Simba, a young lion cub, hoping to one day be like Mufasa, his father. The adventure goes so much deeper than that, however, and it’s a depth that Disney hopes to match with an entirely […]

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    Disney's The Lion King 3D in theaters September 16, Blu ray October-4

    Often hailed as Disney’s masterpiece of the modern era, The Lion King has impressed audiences worldwide. The unforgettable story of Simba, a young lion cub, hoping to one day be like Mufasa, his father. The adventure goes so much deeper than that, however, and it’s a depth that Disney hopes to match with an entirely new dimension to the film; the third! On September 16th, the Lion King 3D will bring the Lion King back to theaters for the first time in years, now with all the visual depth and remastered audio you’d hope for. That same experience will be available on your home entertainment centers on October 4th, when Disney reveals The Lion King 3D Blu-ray. Read on for more details!

    In Theaters for a Two-Week Special Engagement on September 16th and Available for the First Time on Blu-ray™ & DVD Combo Pack on October 4th.

    WALT DISNEY STUDIOS CELEBRATES THE PREMIERE OF THE LION KING 3D
    In Theaters September 16th and homes October 4th

    Hollywood, CA – Saturday, August 27, 2011 – The Lion King’s voice talent Robert Guillaume (Rafiki), Moira Kelly (Adult Nala), Jim Cummings (Ed) and Niketa Calame (Young Nala) were joined by legendary Disney producer Don Hahn, co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, animators Tony Bancroft, Mark Henn, and Andreas Deja, to celebrate the Premiere of The Lion King 3D at the historic El Capitan Theatre. They were joined by a variety of guests including Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Melora Hardin (The Office), Melissa Joan Hart, Ali Landry, Gilles Marini, Antonio Sabato Jr., Rick Schroeder, Monet Mazur, RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Shaunie O’Neal, Adam Irigoyen (Disney Channel’s Shake it Up) Maria Canals-Barrera, Nolan Sotillo (Prom).

    Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa are back and better than ever this fall when Disney’s “THE LION KING” roars into theaters and homes in breathtaking 3D. A special two-week theatrical extravaganza kicks off Sept. 16, 2011, showcasing the Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winning film on the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™ for the first time ever, and its highly anticipated home entertainment debut kicks off October 4, celebrating the Diamond Edition release of the epic movie “The Lion King” in high-definition Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray 3D™.

    About THE LION KING
    An unforgettable story, breathtaking animation, beloved characters and award-winning music sets the stage for “Lion King”, a Disney classic that follows the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who “just can’t wait to be king.” But his envious Uncle Scar has plans for his own ascent to the throne, and he forces Simba’s exile from the kingdom. Alone and adrift, Simba soon joins the escapades of a hilarious meerkat named Timon and his warmhearted warthog pal, Pumbaa. Adopting their carefree lifestyle of “Hakuna Matata,” Simba ignores his real responsibilities until he realizes his destiny and returns to the Pride Lands to claim his place in the “Circle of Life.” The all-star vocal talents—including Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Ernie Sabella, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Robert Guillaume, Cheech Marin and Moira Kelly—rip-roaring comedy and uplifting messages of courage, loyalty and hope make this a timeless tale for all ages. Produced by Don Hahn and directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff from a script by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton, “The Lion King” is rated G by the MPAA.

    In Theaters for a Two-Week Special Engagement on September 16th and Available for the First Time on Blu-ray™ & DVD Combo Pack on October 4th.

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    The Lion King 3D roars before Cars 2 http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/lion-king-3d-roars-cars-2/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/lion-king-3d-roars-cars-2/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:55:46 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=16460 Anyone go to see Cars 2 in theaters yet? If so, you’re one of the lucky few to get a first look at The Lion King in 3D! Don’t worry if you’re a late adopter, the sneak peek preview will appear before Pixar’s Cars sequel for the complete run in select theaters. In other words, […]

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    The Lion King 3D roars before Cars 2

    Anyone go to see Cars 2 in theaters yet? If so, you’re one of the lucky few to get a first look at The Lion King in 3D! Don’t worry if you’re a late adopter, the sneak peek preview will appear before Pixar’s Cars sequel for the complete run in select theaters. In other words, if you go to see Cars, you could get to see the first four minutes of The Lion King 3D during the previews! (call ahead to see if your theater has the Hakuna Matata spirit) With Cars taking home the box office this past weekend, that means you should have a decent amount of time to get to theaters – but be sure to do so before it’s too late!!

    And don’t forget, the full version of The Lion King 3D will be in theaters September 16th, and just a few short weeks after that, starting October 4th, you can bring The Lion King home on Blu-ray!

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    Celebrate Father’s Day with Disney’s Simba and Mufasa http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/celebrate-fathers-day-disneys-simba-mufasa/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/celebrate-fathers-day-disneys-simba-mufasa/#respond Sun, 19 Jun 2011 10:26:24 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=16109 Happy Father’s Day, from all of us, to all of you! In honor of the holiday, as well as Disney’s upcoming release of the Lion King 3D in theaters, as well as bringing home the Lion King on Blu-ray, we wanted to give you a special look at the bonds between Father and child this […]

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    Celebrate Father's Day with Disney's Simba and Mufasa

    Happy Father’s Day, from all of us, to all of you! In honor of the holiday, as well as Disney’s upcoming release of the Lion King 3D in theaters, as well as bringing home the Lion King on Blu-ray, we wanted to give you a special look at the bonds between Father and child this movie showcases. It doesn’t get much better than the relationship between Simba and Mufasa! Check out the clips

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw45nBcWNbQ
    Simba and Mufasa talk under the stars

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po_jA5jE_X0
    Pouncing Lesson

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnffKLvLgWU
    Everything the light touches

    Father and Son Simba Mufasa

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    Disney’s D23 Expo offers The Lion King 3D sneak peek http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/disneys-d23-expo-offers-lion-king-3d-sneak-peek/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/disneys-d23-expo-offers-lion-king-3d-sneak-peek/#respond Wed, 15 Jun 2011 10:18:22 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=15928 3D at D23! D23 gets 3D! Sounds like an alien language, right? Well, maybe so. But all you need to know is that Disney’s D23 Expo, which runs from August 19th through August 21st, will offer fans an exclusive advance screening of The Lion King in Disney Digital 3D. For the first time since 1994, […]

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    Disney's D23 Expo offers The Lion King 3D sneak peek

    3D at D23! D23 gets 3D! Sounds like an alien language, right? Well, maybe so. But all you need to know is that Disney’s D23 Expo, which runs from August 19th through August 21st, will offer fans an exclusive advance screening of The Lion King in Disney Digital 3D. For the first time since 1994, fans will get to see Simba, Mufasa, Scar, Nala, Rafiki, Pumbaa, Timon, and the rest of the animated blockbuster up on the big screen, but this time everything is in 3D! Completely remastered and made more beautiful than ever, the film will reach theaters country-wide on September 16th, before hitting Blu-ray on October 4th. Check out the full press release for more details!

    D23 Expo to host exclusive advance screening of “The Lion King” in 3d

    BURBANK, Calif. – June 6, 2011 – Fans attending Disney’s D23 Expo (August 19-21, 2011) will have access to an exclusive advance screening of “The Lion King” in Disney Digital 3D™, ahead of the film’s highly anticipated theatrical and home entertainment releases, The Walt Disney Studios announced today. The screening will be held August 20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

    “With Disney fans coming from all over the world to experience the D23 Expo, we’ve got the perfect setting and the perfect audience to share in the 3D launch of ‘The Lion King,’ ” said Steven Clark, head of D23. “We’re thrilled to bring our most devoted fans an exclusive look at one of the most iconic and beloved Disney films of alltime. This is Pride Rock in a way it’s never been seen before.”

    The Circle of Life takes on a new dimension as Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa grace the screen once again, this time in breathtaking 3D. BeginningSept. 16, a special two-week theatrical extravaganza 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 Oct. 4, celebrating the Diamond Edition release of the epic movie “The Lion King” 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 inspiring songs 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®-winningmusical, becoming an instant hit on Broadway, where earlier this year it became the seventh longest-running show ever. Winning over 70 major awards, it hasdelighted more than 55 million theatergoers around the globe.

    ABOUT D23 EXPO 2011
    The D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films, television and theme parks as never before. Tickets for the D23 Expo 2011 fall into three different pricing tiers, based on purchase date (visit www.D23Expo.com for details), and D23 Members can enjoy additional savings plus members-only benefits. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available for both D23 Members and the general public.

    ABOUT D23
    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; a rich website at www.disney.com/D23; a new collectibles line, the Walt Disney Archives Collection; and special events for D23 Members throughout the year, highlighted by the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, August 19-21, 2011.

    Fans can join D23 at www.Disney.com/D23, all Disney Store locations within the United States, select shops at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort and at www.DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow us “DisneyD23” at Twitter and on Facebook.

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    Disney’s The Lion King 3D in theaters September 16th http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/disneys-the-lion-king-3d-in-theaters-september-16th/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/disneys-the-lion-king-3d-in-theaters-september-16th/#respond Mon, 30 May 2011 16:20:36 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=15098 Recently, we were treated to the first official news of about the Lion King coming home to Blu-ray and DVD — even Blu-ray 3D! Just when you thought Disney had released all of the magic out of that wonderful vault of theirs, they find a way to squeeze a bit more. We’re not only getting […]

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    Disney's The Lion King 3D in theaters September 16th

    Recently, we were treated to the first official news of about the Lion King coming home to Blu-ray and DVD — even Blu-ray 3D! Just when you thought Disney had released all of the magic out of that wonderful vault of theirs, they find a way to squeeze a bit more. We’re not only getting a chance to own the classic for our home viewing, we’ll get a chance to see The Lion King up on the big screen again! One month prior to the home release in October, Disney will bring a new 3D version of The Lion King to theaters for a special two week run, starting September 16th. Check out the FULL press release, and get your 3D glasses ready!!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    AUDIENCES TO EXPERIENCE DISNEY’S “THE LION KING” LIKE NEVER BEFORE… TWO FIRSTS FOR OSCAR®- AND GOLDEN GLOBE®-WINNING ANIMATED CLASSIC:

    September 16, 2011—All-New 3D Version of the “The Lion King” Hits Theaters for the First Time Ever
    October 4, 2011— Available on Disney Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and Blu-ray 3D™ for the First Time Ever

    BURBANK, Calif. (May 26, 2011) — Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa are back and better than ever this fall when Disney’s “The Lion King” roars into theaters and homes in breathtaking 3D. A special two-week theatrical extravaganza kicks off Sept. 16, 2011, showcasing the Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winning film on the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™ for the first time ever, and its highly anticipated home entertainment debut kicks off October 4, celebrating the Diamond Edition release of the epic movie “The Lion King” in high-definition Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray 3D™.

    “‘The Lion King’ is the best-selling home entertainment release of all time—and this is ‘The Lion King’ like never before,” said Bob Chapek, president of distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. “The all-new 3D format immerses viewers in the epic settings and puts them face-to-face with these beloved characters. We’re showcasing one of the all-time favorite Disney movies in theaters and making it available in Blu-ray hi-def and in Blu-ray 3D—it’s the must-see, must-own title for everyone.”

    Nearly a decade since “The Lion King” last appeared on the big screen, the upcoming theatrical release invites new generations into the “Circle of Life.” The two-week, 3D-only presentation is a planned wide domestic release—the biggest since the film’s 1994 debut—and the film’s first-ever 3D release.

    The Blu-ray debut marks the first time “The Lion King” has been available in any form since 2004. Featuring pristine high definition picture and sound, the Blu-ray creates an incredible at-home experience with a host of picture and sound enhancements, interactive features and bonus content, including a new set of hilarious animated bloopers.

    “The Lion King”: Diamond Edition home entertainment release will be available from the Disney Vault for a limited time only beginning October 4 as follows:

    • 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (“The Lion King” = Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy™)
    • 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (“The Lion King” = Blu-ray 2D + DVD)
    • 8-Disc Trilogy (“The Lion King” = Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy, “The Lion King 1 1/2” = Blu-ray 2D + DVD, “The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride” = Blu-ray 2D + DVD)
    • One-disc DVD Edition (available on November 15)

    “The Lion King,” first released in 1994, won the Oscar® for Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer) and Best Original Song (Elton John/Tim Rice “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”), earning Golden Globes® in both categories, as well as for Best Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical.

    The film inspired an immensely popular, Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, which is currently featured on stages worldwide. It became the seventh longest-running musical in Broadway history in January 2011.

    ABOUT THE LION KING:
    An unforgettable story, breathtaking animation, beloved characters and award-winning music sets thestage for “The Lion King”, a Disney classic that follows the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who “just can’t wait to be king.” But his envious Uncle Scar has plans for his own ascent to the throne, and he forces Simba’s exile from the kingdom. Alone and adrift, Simba soon joins the escapades of a hilarious meerkat named Timon and his warmhearted warthog pal, Pumbaa. Adopting their carefree lifestyle of “Hakuna Matata,” Simba ignores his real responsibilities until he realizes his destiny and returns to the Pride Lands to claim his place in the “Circle of Life.” The all-star vocal talents—including Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Ernie Sabella, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Robert Guillaume, Cheech Marin and Moira Kelly—rip-roaring comedy and uplifting messages of courage, loyalty and hope make this a timeless tale for all ages. Produced by Don Hahn and directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff from a script by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton, “The Lion King” is rated G by the MPAA.

    ABOUT DISNEY’S BLU-RAY DIAMOND COLLECTION:
    The Blu-ray Diamond Collection represents The Walt Disney Studio’s most prestigious animated classics. The Collection will be comprised with many of Walt Disney’s most treasured animated classic titles to be released through 2016. These titles represent the highest level of picture and sound, feature groundbreaking, state-of-the-art immersive bonus content, and include unprecedented levels of interactivity, personalization and customization, made possible because of Blu-ray technology.

    ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
    For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution methods provide access to creative content across multiple platforms. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced underWalt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!.

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    The Lion King: Diamond Edition on Disney Blu-ray and DVD October 4th http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/the-lion-king-diamond-edition-on-disney-blu-ray-and-dvd-october-4th/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/the-lion-king-diamond-edition-on-disney-blu-ray-and-dvd-october-4th/#respond Thu, 26 May 2011 21:06:05 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=15078 The King has returned! The Lion King, often regarded as Disney’s recent masterpiece, is now finally going to be available in the best format, as Disney brings The Lion King: Diamond Edition to DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D. Starting October 4th of this year, fans who have eagerly been waiting for years can finally proclaim […]

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    The Lion King: Diamond Edition on Disney Blu-ray and DVD October 4th

    The King has returned! The Lion King, often regarded as Disney’s recent masterpiece, is now finally going to be available in the best format, as Disney brings The Lion King: Diamond Edition to DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D. Starting October 4th of this year, fans who have eagerly been waiting for years can finally proclaim Hakuna Matata, putting the past behind them! Everyone is back in high definition, Simba, Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa — even Scar! All wonderfully mixed with the beautiful music from Elton John that you remember so well. Jump right in, relive the trailer, and start getting excited for the Circle of Life!

    AUDIENCES TO EXPERIENCE DISNEY’S “THE LION KING” LIKE NEVER BEFORE… TWO FIRSTS FOR OSCAR®- AND GOLDEN GLOBE®-WINNING ANIMATED CLASSIC:

    October 4, 2011— Available on Disney Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and Blu-ray 3D™ for the First Time Ever

    BURBANK, Calif. (May 26, 2011) — Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa are back and better than ever this fall when Disney’s “The Lion King” roars with its highly anticipated home entertainment debut kicks off October 4, celebrating the Diamond Edition release of the epic movie “The Lion King” in high-definition Blu-ray™ and Blu-ray 3D™.

    “‘The Lion King’ is the best-selling home entertainment release of all time—and this is ‘The Lion King’ like never before,” said Bob Chapek, president of distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. “The all-new 3D format immerses viewers in the epic settings and puts them face-to-face with these beloved characters. We’re showcasing one of the all-time favorite Disney movies and making it available in Blu-ray hi-def and in Blu-ray 3D—it’s the must-see, must-own title for everyone.”

    The Blu-ray debut marks the first time “The Lion King” has been available in any form since 2004. Featuring pristine high definition picture and sound, the Blu-ray creates an incredible at-home experience with a host of picture and sound enhancements, interactive features and bonus content, including a new set of hilarious animated bloopers.

    Lion King Blu-ray

    “The Lion King”: Diamond Edition home entertainment release will be available from the Disney Vault for a limited time only beginning October 4 as follows:

    • 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (“The Lion King” = Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy™)
    • 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (“The Lion King” = Blu-ray 2D + DVD)
    • 8-Disc Trilogy (“The Lion King” = Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy, “The Lion King 1 1/2” = Blu-ray 2D + DVD, “The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride” = Blu-ray 2D + DVD)
    • One-disc DVD Edition (available on November 15)

    “The Lion King,” first released in 1994, won the Oscar® for Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer) and Best Original Song (Elton John/Tim Rice “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”), earning Golden Globes® in both categories, as well as for Best Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical. The film inspired an immensely popular, Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical, which is currently featured on stages worldwide. It became the seventh longest-running musical in Broadway history in January 2011.

    ABOUT THE LION KING:
    An unforgettable story, breathtaking animation, beloved characters and award-winning music sets thestage for “The Lion King”, a Disney classic that follows the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who “just can’t wait to be king.” But his envious Uncle Scar has plans for his own ascent to the throne, and he forces Simba’s exile from the kingdom. Alone and adrift, Simba soon joins the escapades of a hilarious meerkat named Timon and his warmhearted warthog pal, Pumbaa. Adopting their carefree lifestyle of “Hakuna Matata,” Simba ignores his real responsibilities until he realizes his destiny and returns to the Pride Lands to claim his place in the “Circle of Life.” The all-star vocal talents—including Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Ernie Sabella, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Robert Guillaume, Cheech Marin and Moira Kelly—rip-roaring comedy and uplifting messages of courage, loyalty and hope make this a timeless tale for all ages. Produced by Don Hahn and directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff from a script by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton, “The Lion King” is rated G by the MPAA.

    ABOUT DISNEY’S BLU-RAY DIAMOND COLLECTION:
    The Blu-ray Diamond Collection represents The Walt Disney Studio’s most prestigious animated classics. The Collection will be comprised with many of Walt Disney’s most treasured animated classic titles to be released through 2016. These titles represent the highest level of picture and sound, feature groundbreaking, state-of-the-art immersive bonus content, and include unprecedented levels of interactivity, personalization and customization, made possible because of Blu-ray technology.

    ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
    For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution methods provide access to creative content across multiple platforms. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced underWalt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!.

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    Despicable Me’s Minions and the Despicable Banana http://www.toonbarn.com/madagascar/despicable-mes-minions-and-the-despicable-banana/ http://www.toonbarn.com/madagascar/despicable-mes-minions-and-the-despicable-banana/#comments Tue, 01 Feb 2011 13:41:09 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=13207 Of all the animated films to hit theaters in the past few years, there are a rare few where the audience is as intrigued by the main characters as they are with the secondary characters. Lion King’s Timon and Pumba are good examples, as are the teams of penguins and monkeys from the Madagascar franchise. […]

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    Despicable Me's Minions and the Despicable Banana

    Of all the animated films to hit theaters in the past few years, there are a rare few where the audience is as intrigued by the main characters as they are with the secondary characters. Lion King’s Timon and Pumba are good examples, as are the teams of penguins and monkeys from the Madagascar franchise. Each of those films had so much success with the secondary group that those sub-stars went on to receive their own movies and animated series on TV. Such, it seems could be the fate with Despicable Me – a story that focused on Gru’s maturity from super villain to adoptive father, but never lost sight of those adorable (and evil) Minions. Maybe there’s a toon in there someday, but in the meantime, there’s already a few solo adventures, including the “Banana” mini movie on the Despicable Me Blu-ray and DVD – not to mention “Home Makeover” and “Orientation Day”. Take a look!

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYBw_o_2nG0

    Minions Banana

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    Tron: Legacy, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, and the Lion King on Disney’s Blu-ray 3D http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/tron-legacy-tangled-beauty-and-the-beast-and-the-lion-king-on-disneys-blu-ray-3d/ http://www.toonbarn.com/disney/tron-legacy-tangled-beauty-and-the-beast-and-the-lion-king-on-disneys-blu-ray-3d/#comments Tue, 04 Jan 2011 12:00:48 +0000 http://toonbarn.com/?p=12884 Big things are happening in Disneyland for 2011. Two of Mickey Mouse’s most popular films, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King are getting the Blu-ray and 3D treatment, completely remade for newer home video systems. In addition, two of the newest animated (and quasi-animated) adventures will be getting the same options with Tangled […]

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    Tron: Legacy, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, and the Lion King on Disney's Blu-ray 3D

    Big things are happening in Disneyland for 2011. Two of Mickey Mouse’s most popular films, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King are getting the Blu-ray and 3D treatment, completely remade for newer home video systems. In addition, two of the newest animated (and quasi-animated) adventures will be getting the same options with Tangled and Tron: Legacy. Apparently, we’re on a direct path to a world that is nothing but 3D – movies, video games, bubble gum… everything! In fact, even as I’m typing this and looking around the ToonBarn Studios, everything here is beginning to look 3D, as well… Anyway, check out the early press release to the goings-on at Disney!

    The Lion King Blu-ray
    (glasses off!!!)

    THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS UNVEILS STELLAR 2011 BLU-RAY 3DTM RELEASE SLATE
    Leader In 3D Filmed Entertainment To Offer At Least 15 Films On Growing Blu-ray 3D Format For The Home
    — TRON: LEGACY and TANGLED Lead Day-and-Date 3D Releases and THE LION KING and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Make 3D Debut —

    BURBANK, Calif. — January 3, 2011 — Continuing its leadership in the advancement of 3D entertainment and marking the most significant title commitment to the growing Blu-ray 3DTM market, The Walt Disney Studios today announced plans to release at least 15 of its films for in-home viewing on Blu- ray 3D in 2011.

    Among the stellar list of films to debut on 3D include beloved and celebrated animated classics THE LION KING and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, recent theatrical releases including the visually stunning high tech adventure TRON: LEGACY and acclaimed box-office smash hit TANGLED, plus many others to be announced that will release day-and-date and packaged with the Blu-ray 2DTM version.

    “As our contemporary library of 3D content continues to grow, and the original artists and filmmakers meticulously dimensionalize their work for release on the Blu-ray 3D format, we will be offering movie- lovers the most incredible in-home entertainment experience they will ever have,” noted Lori MacPherson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. “In addition to offering new releases day-and-date in 3D and further cementing our leadership in the marketplace, we‟re thrilled that consumers will have the exclusive Blu-ray 3D experience of two of the most celebrated Disney animated features, THE LION KING and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, in their homes.”

    Also included among the titles slated for release in 2011 are BOLT, MEET THE ROBINSONS, TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, G-FORCE and CHICKEN LITTLE. These titles will join Walt Disney Studios‟ recent 2010 Blu-ray 3D releases ALICE IN WONDERLAND, DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL and STEP UP 3, bringing Disney‟s list of available Blu-ray 3D titles for the home to nearly 20 in all.In addition to the film being in 3D, each disc will include thematically linked 3D menus, 3D previews of coming-attractions trailers and an introduction to the eye-popping world of Disney Blu-ray 3D featuring beloved characters Timon and Pumbaa from THE LION KING.

    About The Walt Disney Studios:
    For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution methods provide access to creative content across multiple platforms. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!.

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