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Lion King, the musical sets a new record

Posted by elegant On October - 1 - 2014

Walt Disney Pictures’ The Lion King movie came out on June 15, 1994 and the animated movie made history as the highest grossing movie released in 1994. It was the 32nd animated feature film for the Walt Disney Animated Classics and earned more than $987 million by 2011 making it the highest grossing movie in the history behind Avatar which collected more than $2.8 billion world-wide. Research for the movie carried out in the jungles of Hell’s Gate National Park in Kenya.

Now The Lion King the Musical is also making history of its own. The musical is based on the movie that bears the same name. It follows the journey of Simba, born to animal royalty. He overcomes the evil uncle with the help of his jungle friends and claims the crown he deserves. The musical features songs by Elton Jones and is directed by Julie Taymor. With over $6.2 billion box office earnings world-wide, it is the best-selling stage version show as of the end of September 2014. The musical started in Broadway in 1997 and started going around the world soon after. It surpassed the previous record of $5.6 billion set by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of Opera.

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