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The Lion King Diamond Edition

On October 4th, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing THE LION KING: Diamond Edition. After a 2 week engagement in theatres, in 3D, you can now journey back to Pride Rock and experience the impressive clear picture & sound-enhanced award winning movie from the comforts of home.

“‘The Lion King’ is the best-selling home entertainment release of all time—and this is ‘The Lion King’ like never before,” said Bob Chapek, president of distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. “The all-new 3D format immerses viewers in the epic settings and puts them face-to-face with these beloved characters. We’re showcasing one of the all-time favorite Disney movies in theaters and making it available in Blu-ray hi-def and in Blu-ray 3D—it’s the must-see, must-own title for everyone.”

An unforgettable story, breathtaking animation, beloved characters and award-winning music sets thestage for “The Lion King”, a Disney classic that follows the adventures of Simba, the feisty lion cub who “just can’t wait to be king.” But his envious Uncle Scar has plans for his own ascent to the throne, and he forces Simba’s exile from the kingdom. Alone and adrift, Simba soon joins the escapades of a hilarious meerkat named Timon and his warmhearted warthog pal, Pumbaa. Adopting their carefree lifestyle of “Hakuna Matata,” Simba ignores his real responsibilities until he realizes his destiny and returns to the Pride Lands to claim his place in the “Circle of Life.”

I was lucky to have seen The Lion King 3D in theatres during my recent press trip to Los Angeles for the Lion King 3D premiere {where I even walked the red green carpet, check out my own Lion King 3D Premiere video!}. Being one of my favorite Disney classics for years, it’s always been one I have enjoyed with my own kids. Yet, that always involved watching it on *gasp* VHS, so having the Diamond Edition is a wonderful addition to my collection. There really is no comparison when it comes to sound and picture, Disney did a wonderful job updating and enhancing the movie to our current viewing expectations.

It’s a wonderful story, and if you haven’t yet seen The Lion King at all {what’s wrong with you?}, just watch it already! Since the Diamond Edition will only be available for a short time, think of that gifting possibility to yourself or others now and don’t wait. I also briefly mentioned the bonus feature that you have to watch – the making of and story behind the Lion King. We watched this feature when we met producer Don Hahn, and seeing how this movie came to be, was such a great story to know, so I urge you to watch it. There are also interactive features, more bonus content, and funny animated bloopers as well.

 
 

Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.

 

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  1. Id like to win so I can give it to my daughter and we can watch the lion king together for her first time

  2. I would like to win so I may build up my collection for Disney DVDs. I had many of them on VHS but gradually got rid of them.

  3. I would love to win this DVD for my 3 little boys….they love Disney and are getting old enough to sit through a movie.

  4. My kids and I are HUGE Lion King fans. We have probably watched the original DVD at least a hundred times over the past few months. We also saw the 3D movie in theaters. I would love to win this Diamond pack so we can watch it in 3D at home!

  5. I haven’t seen the movie since it first came out and I’d love to see it again.

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  6. The Lion King was the first disney animated movie that i watched in the theater and it has been a favorite ever since. I would absolutely love to win this and share it with my daughter to recreate those memories.

  7. I’d like to win this to share a movie I enjoyed in my youth, with my kids
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  8. Lion King is my boyfriend’s favorite movie.. I’m hoping the diamond edition is like the version in theaters instead of including the Morning Report revision

  9. I would love to win this and give this to my son who loves animals, this would be a perfect family slumber party movie

  10. I would love to win because I thought the original Lion King was amazing. My kids laugh because they think I am so old, but they will learn:)

  11. this is a family favorite, and to be honest i dont think it matters what age you are it is great, i still love it lol
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  12. I love the Lion King, and this would save me the trouble of having to buy it a third time lol (first on VHS and then on DVD.) My 2.5 year old also keeps asking to watch the “Lions” when he sees the commercial 🙂

  13. I’d like to win because I love Lion King…and my grandkids do too…we could watch it together!

  14. I would love to win this movie for my daughter ,who has not seen it.
    I know she will love it
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

  15. The lion king is one of my all time favorite movies and I would love to share this with my family.

  16. I have always been a lover of The Lion King. It is one of the best animated films ever made. I would love to see this edition as it is surely remastered and I am sure they have added some very interesting extras onto the DVD. Thanks for offering this giveaway. ~Pauline (dod@rogers.com)

  17. I’d love to win as I fell in love with the movie back in 1994 and would love a copy of the movie!

  18. loved this movie when I saw it for the first time and now mydaughter would love to see it..

  19. i would love to win -so when we go on trip my kids have soemthing to watch in the car
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  20. I’d like to win cause this is a movie I watched with my daughter years ago & now can watch with my son (they are 8 years apart)

  21. I LOVE the Lion King! It’s one of my favorite Disney movies. I still get goosebumps at the beginning during Circle of Life when he lifts Simba up in the air 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  22. i’d love to win because we all lovethis movie but haven’t seen it in years!

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  23. I would love to win this because The Lion King was a favorite of both my husband and myself. We would love to enjoy again with our children.

  24. I’d love to win this because my daughter watched this pretty much twice a week as a child and named many a stuffed animal after the characters.

  25. It’s a classic!! I would love for my son to see this movie. He is 2 and I know he would love it.
    sweetinsahmnity at gmail

  26. It’s my favorite Disney movie. Still young at heart what can I say. makes me cry every time lol.
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  27. Would love to have this combo pack as it is one of my favorite movies! And now it offers even a more detailed and sharper image view!

  28. I would love to win a copy to share with my 4 little people. I have organized chaos too except I have the twins plus one plus one!!!!

    Elke

  29. I would love to see this movie again and would like my twin boys to see it for the first time! 🙂

  30. Id like to win because I remember watching it for teh first time in elementary school it made me cry lol I loved it though! so sweet.

  31. I’d love to win this to share with my youngest nephew & niece for Christmas. Thanks for the chance!

  32. It’s always been one of my favourite disney movies and would be perfect to have the HD

  33. I would like to win because both of my kids and mself love the lion king! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  34. i like to win because my daughter saw it for the first time and cant wait to have her own copy.

  35. Having a grand child that is only 2, I would appreciate having this DVD for her to watch in another year or so. I think it is a beautiful story and I watched it many times with my other grandchildren. Fingers crossed that I win it!

  36. I would love to win becasue I love “The Lion King”..I watched it with my son so many times when he was smaller on vhs..would love to have it now on dvd.
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  37. I would love to win this because this movie is such a classic and I would love to have it added to our DVD collection 🙂

    Thank you for this chance!

  38. I would love to win this for my Husband…this is his all time favorite Disney movie and would love to watch with kids.

  39. MY kids grew up with lion king now would like to share it with the gandkids
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  40. I want to win because this was my oldest son’s favorite movie and my younger son has yet to see it. I would like to win it to watch it with both boys.

  41. I would love to watch this with my two little ones ! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  42. We just saw it in the theater and had such a good time. It would be nice for an approaching winter day to snuggle up and watch the movie (we all love it)

  43. I would like to win for my daughter because she has never seen it
    brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

  44. My girls really want to see this movie so I would love to win it for them. Thank you!!

  45. I would love to win for my daughters how have not seen “The Lion King” yet

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis

  46. I want….because….I can not wait to be King….and all the other songs, laughter, tears, and entertainment. It is so nice to have good family gathering to see a movie together.

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  47. I would love to win this DVD because I think my little boy would love it as much as his older siblings did when it first came out.

  48. This is a classic that I would love to have in my collection. My sons and I love to sit down disney movies and make a family affair.

  49. I’d love to win this DVD for my nephew Nathan, who’s just old enough now to begin to appreciate feature-length films, and I can’t think of a more perfect introduction to Disney than “The Lion King” – thanks!

  50. I would love to win this for my sister, it was the first movie I took her to in the theater and it is by far our favorite disney movie of all time!

  51. I loved watching this movie with my little brothers who are 11 and 13 yrs younger than me when it came out. Would love to get it to watch with my kids!

  52. I’d love to win this for my little boy because we currently only have it on VHS from when my older kids were little and it’s long passed time we upgraded! 😉

  53. I loved it when it first came out. Now I would like for our toddler to be able to see it and love it too.

  54. This is a great Disney film for kids, and with little ones in our house, it would be a great fit. Thanks.

  55. I remember when the Lion King was first released. This is such a great movie for kids of all ages!

  56. I’d like to win because I loved this movie and I’d like to share it with my kids

  57. My son loves this movie and I would love to win it for him

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  58. This is my son’s favorite movie ever! He’s 15, but still is a huge fan of All Things Disney!
    Thanks!
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  59. I want to win it because I’m one of those who have never seen the movie—but I’ve listened to the music over and over again.

  60. I would love to win because my son loves this movie. Our copy is almost worn out.

  61. I first saw this movie with my grandmother. I’d love to own it to watch it at home and remember her.

  62. I would love to win this because my daughter loves this movie.
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  63. I’d like to win because I have many happy memories of watching this with my daughter, but I don’t have it on DVD or Blu-Ray

  64. I’d like to win because The Lion King is my daughter’s all time favorite movie. We saw it at the theater yesterday in 3D. She’s 12, and normally wouldn’t be caught in public watching a “kids” movie. She was super excited over seeing Lion King in 3D though. After the movie she exclaimed that is THE BEST Kids movie EVER!
    This set would make a great Christmas present, it’d be sure to put a big smile on her face!

  65. I’d love to share this with my grandchildren.

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  66. This was Dev’s fave movie when she was little – we watched it every night for over a year since it was her nighttime movie. I would love to surprise her with it.

  67. my son loves this movie and he would love to watch it over and over
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  68. I’d like to win this so I can share it with the girls I babysit for. I loved this movie when i was younger and I think they would like it now. Thanks!

  69. Would love to win because I haven’t seen this since I was a child and would love to have it so my children can watch this classic movie one day.

  70. honestly want to win because it’s a great movie and I love to see movies on blu-ray 🙂

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