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

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!

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

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!

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

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!

The Lion King 3D roars before Cars 2

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!!

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

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!

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

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!!

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

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!

Review: Disney’s Tangled on Blu-ray and DVD

Review: Disney's Tangled on Blu-ray and DVD

Tangled has the weight of Cinderella’s castle on it’s shoulders, as the film has the honor, and pressure, of being the 50th animated feature in Disney’s classic line. From Snow White to Bambi, Lion King to Princess and the Frog, the entire long line leads squarely to this modern day look at the Rapunzel fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm. After 5 years of development, a Pixar-less shot at CG animation for Disney, a bulk of over 70 feet of magical hair, and billed as Disney’s “final” fairytale, the film had a major amount of responsibility to uphold the classic name, both in theaters, and the four-disc Blu-ray and DVD combo pack on March 29, 2011. So? How’d it do?

Review: Disney’s Tangled on Blu-ray and DVD

Review: Disney's Tangled on Blu-ray and DVD

Tangled has the weight of Cinderella’s castle on it’s shoulders, as the film has the honor, and pressure, of being the 50th animated feature in Disney’s classic line. From Snow White to Bambi, Lion King to Princess and the Frog, the entire long line leads squarely to this modern day look at the Rapunzel fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm. After 5 years of development, a Pixar-less shot at CG animation for Disney, a bulk of over 70 feet of magical hair, and billed as Disney’s “final” fairytale, the film had a major amount of responsibility to uphold the classic name, both in theaters, and the four-disc Blu-ray and DVD combo pack on March 29, 2011. So? How’d it do?

Despicable Me’s Minions and the Despicable Banana

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!

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

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!

Disney’s The Princess and the Frog Review

Disney's The Princess and the Frog Review

The latest and greatest animated film to the Disney collection has just recently been released on Blu-ray and DVD March 16th, as we can welcome Tiana and her lovable tale The Princess and the Frog to our homes. The film marks Disney’s triumphant return to the realm of traditional animation, it’s first in the field since Home on the Range in 2004. Once Toy Story hit theaters in 1995, so many animated projects have drifted towards the computerized CG world that Pixar, and later DreamWorks and Sony amongst others, made so popular. Returning to it’s roots, and taking cues from Snow White, the movie that started it all, the House of Mouse has a true gem with The Princess and the Frog! But the tale can’t be all that easy, can it…?

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