MANILA, Philippines -- Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa are back and better than ever this December when Disney's "The Lion King" roars into Philippine theaters in breathtaking 3D!
When "The Lion King" first ruled the cinemas in 1994, the story of Simba and his father touched the hearts of an entire generation-its pioneering soundtrack, unexpected humor and compelling characters captivated audiences worldwide. The film, which followed "The Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast," propelled The Walt Disney Studios' animation renaissance, becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all time. (In the U.S., it continues to be the highest-grossing hand-drawn animated film ever.) "The Lion King" won the Oscar for Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer) and Best Original Song (Elton John and Tim Rice's "Can You Feel the Love Tonight") and earned Golden Globes in both categories as well as for Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical. It is the best-selling home entertainment release of all time and inspired a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that became the seventh longest-running musical in Broadway history in January 2011.
And now, the popular classic is in 3D for the first time ever.
Nearly a decade since "The Lion King" last appeared on the big screen, the upcoming theatrical release invites new generations into the Circle …