• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest

Latest News

  1. Tribeca: Jon Favreau on 'Lion King' Fans' Expectations, 'Cowboys and Aliens' Disappointment

    9:34 pm PDT 04/23/2017
    Number of comments:

    Interviewer Scarlett Johansson, well-prepared with a legal pad full of questions, alluded to 'Ghost in the Shell's' box-office struggles in a frank aside. READ MORE

  2. NAB: VFX Master Rob Legato Promises New 'Lion King' Will Take Virtual Production Even Further

    3:08 pm PDT 04/23/2017
    Number of comments:

    “The ability to re-create anything and re-create it faithfully is the future of cinema," he says. READ MORE

  3. 'Lion King' Remake Casts Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa

    4:57 pm PST 02/17/2017
    Number of comments:

    Director Jon Favreau announced the news Friday on Twitter. READ MORE

  4. Pumped by 'Hamilton,' Broadway Box Office Hits Record Annual High of $1.367 Billion

    12:59 pm PST 12/29/2016
    Number of comments:

    Lin-Manuel Miranda's unstoppable blockbuster dethroned Disney's 'The Lion King' in 2016 after three years at the top, followed by 'Wicked' and 'Aladdin.' READ MORE

  5. 'Lion King' Live-Action Movie in the Works From Disney

    7:01 am PDT 09/28/2016
    Number of comments:

    'Jungle Book' director Jon Favreau is working on the live-action/CG reboot of the beloved animated film. READ MORE

  6. Broadway Season Hits Record High

    3:26 pm PDT 05/23/2016
    Number of comments:

    New hits like 'Hamilton' and perennials like 'The Lion King' and 'Wicked' pushed 2015-16 season grosses to an all-time high north of $1.3 billion, with 13.3 million admissions. READ MORE

  7. Stellar New Year's Business Can't Quite Bridge Broadway's Annual Drop

    1:47 pm PST 01/04/2016
    Number of comments:

    Disney's 'The Lion King' was once again the year's top-selling show, raking in $102.7 million, but overall box office and attendance were both down for 2015. READ MORE

  8. Broadway Christmas Week Bounty Falls Short of 2014

    2:29 pm PST 12/28/2015
    Number of comments:

    Despite the disappointing total overall, a healthy 18 shows grossed more than $1 million apiece, with three productions crossing the $2 million threshold. READ MORE

  9. Watch 'The Lion King's' 360-Degree Music Video for "Circle of Life"

    1:37 pm PST 11/18/2015
    Number of comments:

    The five-minute clip is the first time the virtual-reality technology has been used inside a Broadway theater (but not the first time for Broadway altogether, as Andrew Lloyd Webber is quick to point out). READ MORE

    See All Videos

  10. Le Vision Signs 'Lion King' Director Rob Minkoff to Two-Picture Deal

    6:14 pm PST 11/09/2015
    Number of comments:

    The U.S. arm of the Chinese production giant will develop and produce Minkoff's life-action 'Silkworms' and animated feature 'Wolf Totem.' READ MORE

  11. 'Lion King' Sequel Series Taps Rob Lowe and Gabrielle Union for Voice Cast

    6:00 am PDT 08/12/2015
    Number of comments:

    James Earl Jones will reprise his role from the hit 1994 film as the voice of Mufasa. READ MORE

    See All Videos

  12. Florida Hotel Wakes Guests by Blaring 'Lion King' Tune "Circle of Life" (Video)

    3:43 pm PDT 03/29/2015
    Number of comments:

    Simba would be proud. READ MORE

    See All Videos

  13. Anne Hathaway to Star Off-Broadway in 'Grounded'

    3:35 pm PST 01/21/2015
    Number of comments:

    The Oscar-winning actress will perform on the Public Theater stage in George Brant's solo play, directed by Julie Taymor. READ MORE

  14. Broadway Celebrates a Record New Year

    1:36 pm PST 01/05/2015
    Number of comments:

    Defying holiday tradition, box office for the week ending Jan. 4 outstripped that of Christmas, notching all-time-high grosses of just under $42.8 million and boosting the calendar year by 13 percent READ MORE

  15. Broadway Grosses Hit New High Over Holiday Week

    4:28 pm PST 12/29/2014
    Number of comments:

    'Wicked' chalked up the best Christmas-week box office, but 'The Lion King' is once again the year's top-selling show READ MORE

  16. Hollywood's Favorite Films: 7 Musicals to Get Your Toes Tapping

    12:00 pm PST 12/22/2014
    Number of comments:

    Get in the mood for this holiday season with 'The Sound of Music' and a plate of cookies and milk READ MORE

  17. Disney's Top Theater Exec on 'Frozen' Musical Plans: "I'm Talking to Directors"

    11:00 am PDT 10/16/2014
    Number of comments:

    Thomas Schumacher, president and producer at Disney Theatrical Group, opens up about the huge expectations involved in adapting the hit film, the massive success of 'Lion King,' and what went wrong with 'Little Mermaid,' 'Tarzan' and other movie-to-Broadway underachievers READ MORE

  18. Disney's 'The Lion King' Becomes History's Top-Grossing Entertainment Title

    8:12 am PDT 09/22/2014
    Number of comments:

    The Julie Taymor-directed production has earned $6.2 billion in worldwide box office to date READ MORE

  19. The Epic Disney Blow-Up of 1994: Eisner, Katzenberg and Ovitz 20 Years Later

    10:00 am PDT 04/09/2014
    Number of comments:

    Twenty years ago, Frank Wells, Disney's No. 2, died in a helicopter crash, and war broke out in the industry. It was Eisner vs. Katzenberg, the dominoes started to fall, and Kim Masters was in the middle of it. READ MORE

  20. 'Wicked' Smashes $3 Million Threshold in Record-Breaking Broadway Holiday Week

    4:02 pm PST 12/30/2013
    Number of comments:

    The long-running hit was one of a handful of shows, including "The Lion King," "Kinky Boots" and "The Book of Mormon," to set new house records during a stellar Christmas week. READ MORE