One of Disney’s greatest films–and one that defined my Generation Y–is “The Lion King”, and recently, some very big news has come out about the film.

Firstly, Disney is going to re-release the film to theaters in a limited Disney Digital 3D release. The film’s limited two-week release will start September 16. Secondly, the film’s home entertainment re-release will start October 4 with the debut of the Diamond Edition in high definition Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray 3D. “The Lion King” will also be released on DVD November 15. The Blu-ray release marks the first time “The Lion King” has been available in any form since 2004, according to the press release. Here are the details:

The Lion King”: Diamond Edition home entertainment release will be available from the Disney Vault for a limited time only beginning October 4 as follows:

– 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (for the suggested retail price of $49.99 U.S./ $56.99 Canada)

– “The Lion King” = Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy

– 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada)

– “The Lion King” = Blu-ray 2D + DVD

– 8-Disc Trilogy (for the suggested retail price of $100.00 U.S./ $115.00 Canada)

– “The Lion King” = Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray 2D + DVD + Digital Copy

– “The Lion King 1 1Ž2” = Blu-ray 2D + DVD

– “The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride” = Blu-ray 2D + DVD

And the one-disc DVD Edition will be available on November 15.

“‘The Lion King’ is the best-selling home entertainment release of all time-and this is ‘The Lion King’ like never before,” said Bob Chapek, president of distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. “The all-new 3D format immerses viewers in the epic settings and puts them face-to-face with these beloved characters. We’re showcasing one of the all-time favorite Disney movies in theaters and making it available in Blu-ray hi-def and in Blu-ray 3D-it’s the must-see, must-own title for everyone.”

Are you going to partake in “The Lion King” release? Sound off below.

Lion King in 3D
Lion King in 3D

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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