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The Lion King Kids’ Corner

As one of the most beloved films and musicals of all times, Disney’s The Lion King has charmed the child in all of us.

Lionesses Dance in THE LION KING North American Tour ©Disney. Photo by Deen van Meer

10 Fun Facts about Disney’s The Lion King

With more than 70 global theatre awards, The Lion King is a theatrical masterpiece. Here are 10 Fun Facts that make this one of the longest running and most successful musicals of all time.

Nia Holloway as Nala, Buyi Zama as Rafiki and The Lionesses in THE LION KING North American Tour © Disney. Photo by Deen van Meer.

Masks Make the Story in Disney’s The Lion King

Long before masks were ever considered “personal protective equipment,” they were functional works of art. In Africa, for instance, they are meant to be used and serve ceremonial purposes: Accepting a boy into manhood, exorcising evil spirits, capturing invisible supernatural forces and…to tell stories.

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Wicked! Five movie musicals to look forward to

Aladdin, The Lion King, In the Heights and West Side Story are all planning big-screen adaptations in the next two years It’s true that musicals have risen in popularity in recent years, and that Broadway theater attendance is at an all-time high. Movies such as The Greatest Showman, Beauty and the Beast and La La […]