The Lion King

The animated spin-offs that rebooted 1990s movies

Mark Harrison Feature Aug 14, 2015

From Men In Black to Free Willy and Jumanji, here's how these 90s movie properties ended up as animated kids' TV series...

Lost in translation: when Disney lyrics turn Italian

James Clayton Feature May 20, 2015

Frozen, Aladdin and The Lion King take on a slightly different feel when their lyrics move from English to Italian...

Rob Minkoff interview: Mr Peabody & Sherman, Roger Rabbit 2

Simon Brew Interview Feb 7, 2014

Simon talks to the director of Mr Peabody & Sherman about child actors, straight to video sequels, and animation vs live action...

Dedications at the end of movies, and what they mean

The inside of a cinema
Simon Brew Odd List Apr 1, 2015

Lots of films are dedicated to, or in memory of someone. But it's not always clear why. Updated April 2015.

10 lost endings of blockbuster movies

Simon Brew Ryan Lambie Feature Jul 16, 2013

World War Z. Jurassic Park III. Seven. The Lion King. How were these and others originally planned to end?

Re-releases, Disney, The Little Mermaid and value for money

Simon Brew Feature Jan 22, 2013

As Disney pulls its planned cinema re-release of The Little Mermaid, Simon asks whether we’re getting good value from big screen reissues.

Are we being too hard on movie trailers?

Simon Brew Trailer May 4, 2012

Are there too many trailers? Do they give too much away? Should they be stopped? Or should we start cutting them some slack?

The 11 darkest Disney animated movie moments

Robert Keeling Odd List Feb 14, 2012

Disney animated films aren’t all sweetness and light. Here’s our list of the studio’s 11 darkest moments…

Don Hahn interview: The Lion King, Disney, Pixar, Frankenweenie and the future of animation

Don Hahn
Simon Brew Interview Nov 3, 2011

Don Hahn, the producer of The Lion King and Beauty And The Beast, chats to us about animation past, present and future...

Has The Lion King paved the way for more big screen re-releases of older hits?

The Lion King
Simon Brew News Sep 19, 2011

Can the sizeable succes of The Lion King's re-release in US cinemas pave the way for wider re-releases of popular, older films?