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Steve Fickinger, Tony-Winning ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Producer, Dies at 62

Steve Fickinger, who received a Tony Award for producing the blockbuster musical Dear Evan Hansen after helping bring Newsies and The Lion King to Broadway as a Disney executive, has died. He was 62. Fickinger died suddenly Friday at his home in Laguna Beach, his niece Jessica Roy announced. As director of creative development for Walt […]

‘Lion King’ Animator Ruben Aquino Looks Back at the Inspirations Behind His Design of Simba

Born and raised in Okinawa, Japan, Ruben Aquino studied at the University of Pennsylvania and pursued a career as an architect before discovering animation. He was a supervising animator on Disney classics including 1989’s The Little Mermaid, 1991’s Beauty and the Beast, 1994’s The Lion King, 1998’s Mulan and 2002’s Lilo & Stitch, and retired […]

‘Hamilton,’ ‘Lion King’ and ‘Wicked’ Set Broadway Returns

The cast of Hamilton is telling their story on Broadway again. The Lin-Manuel Miranda-created hit production announced on Tuesday that it will return to Manhattan’s Richard Rodgers Theatre when Broadway reopens Sept. 14. Also on Wednesday, fellow Tony Award-winning musicals The Lion King and Wicked announced they will return to their respective stages, at the […]

‘Lion King’ Prequel in the Works with Director Barry Jenkins

More 'Lion King' is on the way, courtesy of director Barry Jenkins. The Oscar-winning 'Moonlight' filmmaker will helm a prequel to Disney's 2019 hit, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. 

Bob Iger Apologizes After Disney Fined School Fundraiser for Playing ‘Lion King’

Bob Iger apologized after Disney fined a Parent Teacher Association in Berkeley, California, for showing 'The Lion King' during a "parents' night out" elementary school fundraiser.

Artios Awards: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Among Casting Society Winners

A complete list of the films, TV shows and theater productions honored at the 2020 Artios Awards, presented by the Casting Society of America, in NY, LA and London.

‘The Lion King’ Wins Top Honor at Visual Effects Society Awards

'The Lion King' was the big winner at the Visual Effects Society awards, winning three trophies including the top prize for outstanding VFX in a photoreal feature.

PETA Honors ‘Lion King,’ Joaquin Phoenix, Cynthia Erivo, Tom Hanks

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on Tuesday honored Hollywood actors and movies for being animal-friendly with Oscats awards for Joaquin Phoenix, Cynthia Erivo and Tom Hanks.

Japan’s Box Office Hit All-Time High in 2019

The Japanese box office jumped more than 17 percent to a record $2.39 billion (261 billion yen) in 2019, with admissions up more than 15 percent to 194,910, the highest attendance since 1971. Hollywood films had their best showing since 2004 with $1.1 billion.

NAACP Image Awards: ‘Harriet’ Leads Film Nominations With 10

A complete list of the 2020 NAACP Image Awards nominations.

Baby Yoda, Alita, Simba Among VFX Society Awards Nominees

'Alita: Battle Angel,' 'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Gemini Man,' 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' and 'The Lion King' are the nominees in the Visual Effects Society’s top category of outstanding visual effects in a photoreal feature.

Golden Globes Snubs: ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Two Popes’ Shut Out

Films and TV shows snubbed at the 2020 Golden Globes include 'The Irishman,' 'The Two Popes,' 'Unbelievable,' 'The Morning Show,' 'Barry,' 'Big Little Lies,' 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' and 'Killing Eve.'