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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.

October 19, 2012

An In-depth Look at International Disney Theatrical Productions

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

At this point, one could say the sun never sets on Disney Theatrical Productions, with about 15 productions playing around the world on any given night. Our international expansion began shortly after the 1994 Broadway debut of Beauty and the Beast, with a production of that show in Melbourne the following year. We’ve now staged shows in over 20 countries.

August 17, 2012

Disney's Art of Animation Resort and New Lion King Wing Caters to Families in a New Way

By Christi Erwin Donnan, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

One of my favorite Disney films is The Lion King, which is why I'm so excited to share that Disney’s Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World opened a new Lion King wing just last week.