The Lion King Signature Blu-ray, 'Be Prepared' Recording & Activity Sheets #TheLionKing

Disney’s THE LION KING Blu-ray is now available in the Walt Disney Signature Collection today and I'm so excited. We received our copy for review a few days ago and have enjoyed watching all the bonus features, along with the original film.

Note: I received product sample for review purpose. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Can you believe it's been over 20 years since THE LION KING first opened in theaters?! It really doesn't seem like it. Even though we know each scene by heart, we watched our blu-ray as if it's the first time we saw the story. The story is a true classic with adventure, humor and great songs!

Speaking of songs, I confess one of my favorite is Scar's "Be Prepared". Jeremy Irons voice as Scar was such a good fit! Come on, admit the visual and lyrics are amazing. I'm feel so fortunate I had the chance to learn about and see The Lion King artwork in The Art of Andreas Deja exhibit!

If you're also a fan of the song, then you'll enjoy watching this "Be Prepared Recording" video clip

You can see each actor voicing their part in the song including James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin and more.

I just love getting a behind-the-scene peek at the making of film. And there's lots of "peeks" to be found on the THE LION KING Signature Collection Blu-ray. Make sure to get one so you enjoy watching with your family!

Need activities for family movie night?

Download The Lion King Signature Activity Pack

Then download The Lion King activity sheets including word scrambler, animal fun facts, coloring pages and more!

It's good to be "Be Prepared" right!

The Walt Disney Signature Collection release includes over three hours of classic bonus material and exclusive, brand new features inviting viewers to sing along with the film’s award-winning music, observe recording sessions, step inside the story room, witness the evolution of a villain, and join Nathan Lane (voice of Timon) and Matthew Broderick (voice of Adult Simba) for an extended conversation regarding the legacy of “The Lion King.”

BLU-RAY and DIGITAL* Bonus Features:

  • Brand New Sing-Along Version 
  • Audio Commentary – View the film with commentary by producer Don Hahn and co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. 
  • Visualizing a Villain – Against a backdrop of live dancers and the animated “Be Prepared” sequence, artist David Garibaldi paints a masterpiece of evil. 
  • The Recording Sessions – Watch rare footage of the actors recording their roles, matched with the final animation. Intro by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. 
  • Nathan and Matthew: The Extended Lion King Conversation – Nathan Lane (Timon) and Matthew Broderick (Adult Simba) offer candid and hilarious insights into their Lion King experiences. 
  • Inside the Story Room – Co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff present archival footage of five original story pitches.
    • Circle of Life – See how color creates emotion and meaning in the film's iconic opening.
    • Simba & Nala – See how elements proposed in story meetings evolve into what appears onscreen.
    • Simba Takes Nala Out to Play – …And, sometimes what seems funny in story meetings never makes it into the film!
    • Hakuna Matata – Co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff sing, act and dance their hearts out as they pitch the "Hakuna Matata" sequence.
    • Rafiki and Reflecting Pool – Co-directors Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff pitch a sequence that became the emotional heart of The Lion King to Producer Don Hahn.
  • Music & More – Sing along to your favorite songs from the movie!
    • “Circle of Life”
    • “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”
    • “Be Prepared”
    • “Hakuna Matata”
    • “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”

  • Galleries
  • Visual Development – Explore a gallery of striking artwork that inspired the movie's look and feel.
  • Character Design – Trace the development of the film's unforgettable characters through early concept art drawings.
  • Storyboards – Examine storyboards created in the development of “The Lion King.”
  • Layouts – Feast your eyes on layouts created in the development of “The Lion King.”
  • Backgrounds & Layouts – Journey through a gallery of landscape paintings that shaped the world of “The Lion King.”
  • Classic Bonus Features (Digital Only) – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include hours of bonus material, such as bloopers, audio commentary, deleted and alternate scenes, and in-depth journeys into the music, film, story, animals and stage show.

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  • (1) Disney The Lion King Signature Blu-ray/DVD Combo

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