Surprise appearance by Disney Legend Whoopi Goldberg
While I was on my trip for D23Expo I got the opportunity to attend the Lion King panel discussion. It was such an amazing experience. I saw the voices of some of my favorite characters from the Lion King come to life on the stage. It was full of one celebrity appearances and great conversations. Producer Don Hahn and Co-Director Rob Minkhoff moderated the panel and gave us the scoop on all things Lion King with guests Mark Henn (animator) Ernie Sabella (Pumbaa), Whoopie Goldberg (Shenzi), and Jim Cummings (Ed the Hyena).
The panel ended with the most amazing performance featuring “The Circle of Life.” Everyone was singing and dancing, it was the most beautiful thing. Check out these memorable moments in the videos below.
While the panel was amazing, the most exciting news is something we can all benefit from…
Audiences will fall in love all over again with the treasured classic, and a new generation of fans will laugh with Timon and Pumbaa, cry with Simba and Mufasa, burst into song, and find their place in the “Circle of Life.” The Walt Disney Signature Collection release includes over three hours of classic bonus material and exclusive, brand new features inviting viewers to sing along with the film’s award-winning music, observe recording sessions, step inside the story room, witness the evolution of a villain, and join Nathan Lane (voice of Timon) and Matthew Broderick (voice of Adult Simba) for an extended conversation regarding the legacy of “The Lion King.”
Disclosure: I was invited by Disney to attend D23 Expo. All opinions shared are 100% my own.