The Lion King Platinum Edition first details & artwork

Details are slowly emerging for this years Platinum Disney DVD release - The Lion King. The Region 1 edition is due for release on October 7th with a retail price of $29.95, and although Disney themselves have not released specific details various retail sources and US websites now have specifications listed. What we do have direct from Disney is a look at the cover art and disc label artwork, all of which can be seen below...

Unconfirmed DVD details from

Disc One

  • Two versions of the film: The IMAX Special Edition that includes the all-new song The Morning Report (originally created for the Broadway show) and the original theatrical release

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

  • DD5.1 and DTS soundtracks

  • The making of The Morning Report (the new song created for the SE)

  • All-new music video

  • Sing along track

  • Deleted scenes:

  • -Bug Football
    -Hakuna Matata
    -Warthog Rhapsody
  • Games:

  • -The Lion King Personality Profile game
    -Rafiki's Three Gourd Monty game
    -Timon's Grab-A-Grub game
    -Pumbaa's Sound Sensations game

    Disc Two

  • Disney Animals - learn how real animals inspired these animated Lion King characters hosted by Roy Disney

  • Storymaking Magic - the fascinating origin and influences behind the story of The Lion King

  • Behind the scenes of the award-winning Broadway hit musical

  • -Exclusive interview with writer/artist/director Julie Taymor
    -Explore masks, costumes, people and puppets
    -Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Character design

  • Computer design

  • Exclusive interviews with Sir Elton John and Tim Rice

  • Virtual Safari with tour guides Timon and Pumbaa

  • African art inspiration

  • Lion King music videos

  • African influence

  • And much more!

  • And here is that look at the pack shot and disc label artwork...

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