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The Lion King was released on DVD for the first time as a Walt Disney Platinum Edition title in October 2003. The price of the DVD was $29.99, a deflation of 9% from its original 1995 price.

Synopsis

Experience the power and majesty that is The Lion King! With its unforgettable story, Academy Award-winning music, breathtaking animation and beloved characters, you'll be inspired by the tale of Simba, the feisty lion cub who "just can't wait to be king," and his journey to claim his place in the "Circle Of Life."

Now, in this dazzling 2-disc Special Edition, "there is more to see than has ever been seen" with an all-new song, never-before-seen animation, plus specially created bonus features that transport you into the world of The Lion King.

Supplements

Bonus material

Disc 1:

  • THX-Certified
  • Features the All-New Song "Morning Report" and Never-Before-Seen Animation
  • Original Theatrical Release
  • The Animated Movie Masterpiece Audiences Around the World Know and Love
  • Timon's Grab-A-Grub Game
  • Test Your Grub-Grabbing Skills, Featuring 2-Player Mode
  • The Lion King Personality Profile Game
  • Discover Which Character From the Film is Most Like YOU!
  • Pumbaa's Sound Sensations
  • All New Sound-Matching Game in 5.1 Surround Sound
  • All New "Circle Of Life" Music Video
  • Performed by Disney Channel "Circle Of Stars", Including: Hilary Duff, Raven, Christy Romano, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol, Tahj Mowry, Kyla Pratt & A.J. Trauth
  • Original "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Music Video
  • Performed by Sir Elton John
  • Sing Along Track
  • Watch the Film and Sing Along
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bug Football
  • Hakuna Matata
  • Warthog Rhapsody
  • The Making Of "Morning Report"
  • A Reunion of the original Lion King Team

Disc 2:

  • Explore the magic and majesty! Set your course for adventure across the continents or embark on chartered journeys.
  • Timon & Pumbaa's Virtual Safai
  • Bring a Theme Park Experience Into Your Living Room. Join Timon and Pumbaa For an Action-Packed Blast Through teh Wilds of Africa-in 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Behind the Scenes Footage
  • Character Designs
  • Computer Animation
  • African Art Inspiration
  • Exclusive Interviews With Sir Elton John and Sir Tim Rice
  • The Lion King Music Videos
  • African Influence
  • Disney Animals
  • Learn How Real Animals Inspired These Animated Lion King Characters, Hosted by Roy Disney.
  • Storymaking Magic
  • Learn the Fascinating Origins and Influences Behind the Story of The Lion King

VHS

Video Creation date
1 Blue warning screens May 30, 2000
2 Walt Disney Home Entertainment logo July 17, 2001
3 Trailer for The Lion King 1 1/2 October 7, 2003
4 Trailer for Brother Bear July 29, 2003
5 Trailer for George of the Jungle 2 October 7, 2003
6 Video preview for Finding Nemo August 26, 2003
7 Video preview for The Santa Clause 2 September 9, 2003
8 Promo for Walt Disney World October 7, 2003
9 Feature Presentation November 27, 2001
10 THX logo July 15, 1997
11 Full Screen Format disclaimer July 11, 2000
12 The Lion King (restored version) December 25, 2002

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In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
South Korea October 1, 2003
UK October 31, 2003

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