The Lion King Diamond Edition Movie Release
The Lion King Movie in Digital 3D, Blu-ray and DVD
Fans of Disney's The Lion King will be excited to know that Disney re-released it from The Vault making it available on high definition blu-ray disc for the first time ever.
But before it was released on blu-ray disc, it returned to the movie theatres for a limited, two-week engagement looking like it had never looked before because Disney released the film for the first time in 3D.
If you are a fan of 3D and own a 3D television, you can buy it now on blu-ray 3D.
Whether you choose the movie on blu-ray 3D or on regular high-definition blu-ray, you can be sure that Simba, Timon and Pumba are sharper and clearer than ever before and the audio, which won 1994 Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Song, positively amazing.
On this page, learn more about the re-release of The Lion King from The Vault on blu-ray and in 3D and about the 3D version of the movie.
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The 3D Release Dates
- Disney released the 3D version in movie theatres for two weeks only starting on September 16, 2011. The Lion King was the first hand-drawn Disney movie to be released in 3D.
- They released the movie on both blu-ray and blu-ray 3D on October 4, 2011. Buyers were given four blu-ray packages to choose between.
- Disney re-released the movie on DVD again on November 15, 2011.
What Is A Diamond Edition?
A Disney Diamond Edition is a Disney movie combination that includes a copy of a movie along with extra special features on one, two or even four blu-ray discs combined with a DVD copy of the movie that has limited special features.
The Blu-ray Special Features
All of The Lion King blu-ray discs will include the following special features.Disney cautions that this list is subject to change.
- Four deleted scenes that have never been seen before.
- An extended scene called The Morning Report.
- Bloopers that have not been seen before.
- Disney Second Screen.
- Pride of The Lion King.
- The Lion King: A Memoir - Don Hahn.
- Disney Sing-Along Mode.
- An interactive gallery.
- An audio commentary.
- Disney's Virtual Vault: Classic DVD Features Powered by BD-Live.
Blu-ray Movie Reviews
- The Lion King Diamond Edition Blu-ray Review by Blu-ray.com
Blu-ray.com had the highest praise for this Disney release, saying that, "Once again, Disney has treated one of its animated classics like royalty and the results are nothing short of spectacular. The Blu-ray edition boasts a gorgeous video transfer,
- The Lion King Blu-ray Review 3D by High-Def Digest
High-Def Digest calls this movie Disney's greatest achievement. With regard to the 3D version, near perfect. They go on to say that the set with the 2D and 3D editions and a load of extras is simply, awesome.
The Lion King on Blu-ray Movie Choices
The Lion King Trilogy
The trilogy eight-disc boxed set
The Lion King Trilogy is an eight-disc boxed set that includes the first movie on blu-ray 3D, regular blu-ray, DVD, and digital copy as well as the special features mentioned above in the section called 'The Lion King Blu-ray Special Features.'
In addition to the first movie, this boxed set also includes 2D version of the Lion King 1 1/2 and 2 movies on both blu-ray disc and DVD as well as a host of special features for them.
For The 1-1/2 version the special features include find Timon and Pumbaa's Vacation Safari, deleted scenes, Timon: Behind the Legend, Before the Beginning: The Making of The Lion King 1 and a music video.
For "2 " movie, the special features include Timon and Pumbaa's Insectapedia, an animated short called One by One, Proud of Simba's Pride, Timon and Pumbaa: Find Out Why, and a music video.
The Lion King DVD
Released from the Vault on DVD on November 15, 2011
This movie was re-released on DVD on November 15, 2011 and all of the versions of this movie are currently available on DVD through the following Amazon links. Once again, when you click through to Amazon, you will discover that there are a number of attractive options for purchasing your Lion King DVD and that there are a couple of related titles including Lion King 1 1/2 and Lion King 2, Simba's Pride.
Shopping for a new copy of The Lion King?
Shopping for a new copy of The Lion King?
What version of The Lion King are you interested in? - Are you buying DVDs or blu-ray discs?
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