The clip offers a peek into an early storyboard meeting for the "Hakuna Matata" song.
To mark the recent Digital HD release of The Lion King and the upcoming Blu-ray release of The Lion King: The Signature Collection, Disney has posted a brief clip from the film's assortment of bonus features. Titled, "Inside The Story Room," the video provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Story Room where the filmmakers pitched ideas and sequences for the movie.
In this particular clip, co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff discuss developing the "Hakuna Matata" scene, offering archive footage of an early storyboard meeting where they work through the lyrics and shots of the sequence. Of special note, is an extended introductory "Meerkat Verse" that the duo decided to cut for pacing reasons in favor of starting the song with its now famously catchy chorus. Check out the full clip below!
The Lion King is now available on Digital HD and the The Lion King: The Signature Collection is coming to Blu-ray on August 29. The disc will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD MA soundtrack, and supplements will include:
- Brand New Sing-Along Version
- Audio Commentary
- Visualizing a Villain
- The Recording Sessions
- Nathan and Matthew: The Extended Lion King Conversation
- Inside the Story Room
- Music & More
- Classic Bonus Features (Digital Only)
You can find the latest specs for The Lion King: The Signature Collection linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under August 29.