Exclusive Footage from The Lion King Press Conference – Beverly Hills, CA
A timeless story…reimagined, reinvigorated, and beautifully retold for every generation of Disney’s The Lion King fans!
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the World Premiere of the Disney’s latest CGI remake of The Lion King in Hollywood, CA. It was the very first time the film had been screened by any audience, so sharing that moment with the stars of the film, production teams, and the who’s who of the Hollywood movie scene was definitely a treat. The morning after the premiere, we attended the official Press Conference for The Lion King, joined by the following stars of the film:
- Jon Favreau / Director
- Donald Glover “Simba”
- Chiwetel Ejiofor “Scar”
- Alfre Woodard “Sarabi”
- Seth Rogen “Pumbaa”
- Billy Eichner “Timon”
- JD McCrary “Young Simba”
- Shahadi Wright Joseph “Young Nala”
- Dr. John Kani “Rafiki”
- Keegan-Michael Key “Kamari”
- Florence Kasumba “Shenzi”
- Eric Andre “Azizi”
- Hans Zimmer / Composer
- Lebo M / Performer, African music & choir arranger, writer, producer
A Very Special Performance by The Lion King Choir
But first, the press conference started out with the most breathtaking performance of The Circle Of Life, featuring some of the original singers from the original Lion King, as well as performers from The Lion King on Broadway. Check out the Full Performance HERE!
Next, The Lion King cast, Director Jon Favreau, Composer Hans Zimmer and “Lion King Expert” Lebo M shared some exciting tidbits about what it was like to recreate The Lion King in 2019, working with such a talented cast and crew, and why this film brings forth a sense of pride and joy unlike any other Disney Film and even more so than the original!
View The Lion King Press Conference below in its entirety.