Disney’s The Lion King Exhibition Presented by Broadsheet
The Lion King promises to take audiences to the plains of Africa with a level of groundbreaking filmmaking never before seen on the big screen. It also features a dream line-up of talent – including Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Seth Rogen.
To celebrate this epic film, and to raise awareness for the Protect the Pride lion conservation charity, Broadsheet is partnering with Disney for a one-off art event hosted at the Paramount Recreation Club from July 12 to 14.
It’s a rare chance to look behind the scenes at the production of this innovative film. Filmed using an entirely new virtual-reality studio that allowed director Jon Faverau to combine live-action filmmaking with CGI animation to create new heights of photorealism, The Lion King promises a visual experience unlike anything audiences have seen to date.
The exhibit offers visitors a first-hand look at the technology behind the film, as well as special shoot imagery of the cast.
It’s also an opportunity to help raise awareness of the crisis facing lions and their habitats. Since the release of the original The Lion King 25 years ago, numbers of lions in the wild have halved. Disney has launched a global Protect the Pride campaign to support the Lion Recovery Fund in the hope of doubling the number of lions in the wild by 2050.
As part of the research for the film, Favreau’s team embarked on a two-week safari to scout Kenya and Nairobi. There they observed first-hand the natural environment and animals of regions including the Serengeti National Park, the inspiration for the Pride Lands, the primary setting for The Lion King.
The Lion King opens in cinemas July 17.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Disney.