Friday, July 19, 2019

“THE LION KING” Canadian Premiere [Photos & RECAP]

Special guests and fans gathered in Toronto to celebrate Disney’s “The Lion King” at the Canadian Premiere on Wednesday, July 17th. The event welcomed a host of special guests including Jared Dixon and Nia Halloway, Simba and Nala from The Lion King Musical along with Jaleel White, Meg Donnelly, Scott McGillivray, Kardinal Offishall, Jenalyn Saraza-Pacheco & Luka Milacic-Perusina, DJ Lissa Monet, CTV The Social’s Marci Ien and a special performance by the Powerhouse Fellowship Soul Choir.

Disney’s “The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s “The Lion King” roars into theatres on July 18, 2019.


 Thanks Walt Disney Studios Canada for providing the photos.