Get ready to see Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Timon, Pumbaa and all your favorite characters from Disney's classic The Lion King in a way you've never seen them before.
The beloved animated movie roars into theaters and homes in breathtaking 3D for a special two-week theatrical extravaganza which kicks off Sept. 16, 2011. The special Diamond Edition release of the movie will be available in high-definition Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D on October 4.
"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."
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 (for the suggested retail price of $49.99 U.S./ $56.99 Canada) / "The Lion King" = Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy
- 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada) / "The Lion King" = Blu-ray 2D + DVD
- 8-Disc Trilogy (for the suggested retail price of $100.00 U.S./ $115.00 Canada) / "The Lion King" = Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy / "The Lion King 1 1Z2" = Blu-ray 2D + DVD / "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride" = Blu-ray 2D + DVD
And the one-disc DVD Edition will be available on November 15.
Are you excited for the re-release of The Lion King? What is your favorite Disney movie?