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September 23, 2014

'The Lion King' Stage Musical Surpasses $6.2 Billion Worldwide

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Another box office crown for "The Lion King," as the acclaimed stage musical recently achieved a worldwide gross of more than $6.2 billion over the course of its 17 years playing across stages in 19 countries! No other piece of entertainment has been more successful at the box office in any medium. (Previously, the titleholder was "The Phantom of the Opera," which has earned $6 billion globally.)
August 1, 2014

Disney News This Week: 'Into the Woods' Trailer, Marvel Takes Over Comic-Con, 'The Lion King' Travels to the White House

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
"Into the Woods" is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them. The film—starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine—hits theaters December 25, 2014. Check out an all-new trailer above.
June 13, 2014

Disney's 'The Lion King' Coming to Shanghai Disney Resort, ESPN and Google Collaborate for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Josh Trank to Direct Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Film

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Disney’s landmark musical event, "The Lion King," is coming to the Walt Disney Grand Theatre—a new, world-class, 1,200-seat Broadway-style theater, to be located at Shanghai Disney Resort’s retail, dining and entertainment area—currently under construction adjacent to Shanghai Disneyland park. This will be the world’s first production of "The Lion King"—Julie Taymor's production, exactly as seen on Broadway and in productions around the world—performed in Mandarin.
June 12, 2014

Production Begins on 'The Lion Guard'

By Claudia Ball, Disney/ABC Television Group
Disney Television Animation has begun production on "The Lion Guard," an animated television movie and series that continues the story introduced 20 years ago in the acclaimed Disney animated film "The Lion King." Geared toward kids aged 2–7 and their families, "The Lion Guard" television movie will premiere in fall 2015 and the subsequent series will debut in early 2016 on Disney Junior and Disney Channel.
December 9, 2013

Disney's 'The Lion King' by the Numbers

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Disney’s The Lion King, the musical based on the 1994 animated film, just entered its 17th year on Broadway—making it the fourth longest-running and all-time highest grossing musical on the Great White Way. But did you know that more than 70 million people around the globe have seen a performance of Disney’s The Lion King? Tours and sit-down productions have delighted audiences from across North America and Japan to the United Kingdom.

July 12, 2013

Disney's 'The Lion King' Hits $1 Billion in North American Touring

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Congratulations to Disney’s landmark musical "The Lion King"! This week Disney Theatrical Productions announced that the North American tours have reached an incredible $1 billion in ticket sales.
November 19, 2012

Disney and USO Entertain Service Members Relocated for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Over the past few weeks, we've shared various ways The Walt Disney Company has supported Hurricane Sandy relief efforts – including a $2 million cash donation and Disney ABC/Television Group's "Day of Giving," an effort through which viewers and ABC talent helped raise more than $18 million.