The Lion King

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Lion King Getting a Live-Action Reboot

Jon Favreau heading up the Disney project

(Newser) - You can feel the love tonight if you already own a copy of 1994's Lion King on DVD, but soon you'll be able to feel the love live-action style, too, Us reports. Disney announced Wednesday it's working on a do-over of the animated film, per a press... More »

Lion King Cast Breaks Into 'Circle of Life' ... on a Plane

We're not gonna lie, it's pretty cool

(Newser) - A very cool video is going viral: The Australian cast of Disney's Lion King musical broke into a spontaneous rendition of "Circle of Life" Monday ... while on a plane. "After an amazing day at THE LION KING Brisbane season launch announcement, members of our Australian cast felt... More »

Lion King Keeps Crown, Beats Moneyball

But Brad Pitt flick still biggest-opening baseball movie ever

(Newser) - Moneyball may have scored a homerun with critics , but at the end of the weekend the only number that mattered was 3D, as Disney's souped-up re-release of its 17-year-old The Lion King topped the box office for the second weekend in a row. The Lion King earned another $22.... More »

Lion King Star, 11, Dies of Cancer

Shannon Tavarez inspired thousands to donate bone marrow

(Newser) - A young girl with a giant voice who won an open audition for a role in the Broadway production of The Lion King has died of leukemia at the age of 11. Shannon Tavarez spent seven months performing in the show before she was diagnosed in April. Thousands of people,... More »

U2's $31M Spider-Man Musical Hits Delays

Show is most expensive Broadway production ever

(Newser) - Spider-Man has hit more snags en route to its debut as a Broadway musical, Bloomberg reports. Rehearsals for the U2-scored production, set to begin this spring, have been postponed indefinitely. With its budget currently at $31.3 million, the Spidey musical is the most expensive Broadway show ever, and costs... More »

Bambi Is Best Weepy: Poll

Ghost edges out Titanic , and cartoons are well represented in online outcome

(Newser) - Bambi is the best “tear-jerker” ever, the Daily Telegraph reports. An online poll puts the Disney cartoon at the top of the list, and it should be no surprise: Even Paul McCartney credits the death of Bambi’s mother for his vegetarianism. Ghost, the sentimental story of the relationship... More »

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