The Lion King: Throw A Roaring Party | 10 Movie Inspired Ideas

The Lion King has just roared into its rightful place, in the Walt Disney Signature Collection. It was released on DVD/Blu Ray, and is full of fantastic extras in the new Circle of Life Edition. This movie is a favorite for our family, and we cannot wait to see all of the behind the scenes extras included.

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Special Features:

  • Brand New Sing-Along Version
  • Audio Commentary – View the film with commentary by producer Don Hahn and co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff.
  • Visualizing a Villain – Against a backdrop of live dancers and the animated “Be Prepared” sequence, artist David Garibaldi paints a masterpiece of evil.
  • The Recording Sessions – Watch rare footage of the actors recording their roles, matched with the final animation. Intro by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff.
  • Nathan and Matthew: The Extended Lion King Conversation – Nathan Lane (Timon) and Matthew Broderick (Adult Simba) offer candid and hilarious insights into their Lion King experiences.
  • Inside the Story Room – Co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff present archival footage of five original story pitches.
    • Circle of Life – See how color creates emotion and meaning in the film’s iconic opening.
    • Simba & Nala – See how elements proposed in story meetings evolve into what appears onscreen.
    • Simba Takes Nala Out to Play – …And, sometimes what seems funny in story meetings never makes it into the film!
    • Hakuna Matata – Co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff sing, act and dance their hearts out as they pitch the “Hakuna Matata” sequence.
    • Rafiki and Reflecting Pool – Co-directors Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff pitch a sequence that became the emotional heart of The Lion King to Producer Don Hahn.
  • Music & More – Sing along to your favorite songs from the movie!
    • “Circle of Life”
    • “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”
    • “Be Prepared”
    • “Hakuna Matata”
    • “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”
  • Galleries
    • Visual Development – Explore a gallery of striking artwork that inspired the movie’s look and feel.
    • Character Design – Trace the development of the film’s unforgettable characters through early concept art drawings.
    • Storyboards – Examine storyboards created in the development of “The Lion King.”
    • Layouts – Feast your eyes on layouts created in the development of “The Lion King.”
    • Backgrounds & Layouts – Journey through a gallery of landscape paintings that shaped the world of “The Lion King.”
  • Classic Bonus Features (Digital Only) – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include hours of bonus material, such as bloopers, audio commentary, deleted and alternate scenes, and in-depth journeys into the music, film, story, animals and stage show.

In honor of this new release, I am sharing 10 craft and recipe Ideas inspired by The Lion King. You can make these for a birthday party, family movie night, or just a random afternoon.

The Lion King: Recipes & Crafts Inspired By The Film

 

Jungle Play Dough by Pickle Bums

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Watering Hole Drink Station by Spaceships and Laserbeams

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Printable Lion King WordSearch by Disney Family

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Jungle Slime by Buggy & Buddy

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Lion Cub Oranges by A Thrifty Mom

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Handprint & Paper Plate Lion Masks by Kids’ Craft Room

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Tigger Tails by Tara’s Multicultural Table

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Simba’s Veggie Tray by Slim Pickin’s Kitchen

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Animal Cracker Popcorn Crunch by Home is Where the Boat Is

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Paper Handprint Giraffe by Glued to My Crafts

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Which of these will you be adding to your viewing party for The Lion King, Circle of Life Edition? 

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