The Lion King Chronicle

This is a collection of important dates and facts considered with The Lion King. So to speak a Lion King Chronicle. If you have important dates and facts that would fit in here feel free to write me a mail: s-tlk@s-tlk.org. In case you find mistakes you're welcome to write me as well.


Date Event
11.15.1991 Around this date, a small group of The Lion King production team takes a research trip for two weeks to Africa in order to explore the country and the animals for the movie.
04.01.1992 In April, in addition to Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff joined the team.
10.01.1992 In October, the Director Roger Allers joined the team of TLK.
06.15.1994 The Lion King has its world premiere in the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Further the movie starts in another cinema.
06.24.1994 The official Lion King US cinema release. The movie has a box office performance at its first weekend about 40 Millionen USD.
07.13.1994 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from The Lion King is released in the USA.
11.17.1994 The German cinema release. About 11 Millionen people watch the movie in that days.
11.18.1994 Re-release of The Lion King in USA's cinema.
12.08.1994 The Lion King Game for SNES, Sega Genesis, NES, DOS and some other platforms is released in North American and other PAL regions like Germany.
12.09.1994 The Lion King Game for SNES, Sega Genesis, NES, DOS and some other platforms is released in Japan.
01.25.1995 In the Harvest Theatre in Walt Disney World Florida the "Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable" starts. A 70mm Film that shows in 12 minutes Timon, Pumbaa and Simba, who teach them something about conservation.
02.28.1995 The "Rhythm of the Pride Lands" CD Release.
03.03.1995 The Lion King is released on VHS in the USA.
03.27.1995 The Lion King won the Oscars for the Best Original Score and the Best Original Song.
09.01.1995 The animated series "Timon and Pumbaa" starts in the USA with 3 seasons.
10.05.1995 German The Lion King VHS release.
12.20.1995 Madge Sinclair, the english voice of Sarabi died in Los Angeles.
07.31.1997 The Lion King Musical has its premiere in the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.
11.13.1997 The Lion King Original Broadway Cast Recording CD is released in the USA.
09.08.1998 "Return to Pride Rock" release.
10.27.1998 "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride" is released as Direct-to-Video sequel on VHS in the United States.
06.08.1999 Laserdisc release of "The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride" in the USA.
11.23.1999 Limited release of "The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride" DVD in the USA.
12.02.2001 Premiere of the German Lion King Musical in Hamburg.
12.25.2002 IMAX version of The Lion Kings starts in Germany, France, UK, Mexico and USA.
09.30.2003 Release of the Lion King Special Edition Soundtrack in the USA.
10.07.2003 The "The Lion King: DVD Special Edition" and "The Lion King: DVD Special Edition Collector's Gift Set" are released in the United States.
10.20.2003 The German Special Edition Soundtrack release of the Lion King.
10.23.2003 Release of the German "The Lion King Special Edition" DVD and VHS.
10.27.2003 The Lion King Original Broadway Cast Recording is released in Germany.
02.10.2004 Release of "The Lion King 1 1/2: Hakuna Matata" on DVD and VHS in the USA.
06.14.2004 Meeting of "The Lion King Reunion", in order to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the original movie. The Producer "Rob Minkoff" and "Roger Allers", the Artists "Andreas Deja" (Scar) and "Tom Bancroft" (Simba), CGI Developer "Scott Johnston" and some more gave an exclusive look behind the scenes, with storys and some movie clips never seen before.
08.12.2004 Release of "The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride" Special Edition DVD, VHS and the trilogy Box Set with all 3 movies in Germany.
08.31.2004 "The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride" Soundtrack, Special Edition DVD and VHS released in the USA.
07.20.2008 The german dubbing voice of Mufasa, Wolfgang Kühne died this day due to a coronary.
08.27.2011 The premiere of The Lion King in 3D in the USA.
09.16.2011 Official release of the Blu-Ray and re-release of the DVD of The Lion King and The Lion King 3D in the USA in different versions and boxes.