Hot Topic exclusive picture disc record was
limited to only 4,500 pressings. The copyright date on the
disc shows 2003.
However, it first appeared in Hot Topic stores in May of 2014 in
conjunction with the release of another picture disc record for
"The Little Mermaid." The 2003 copyright date
may be explained by another Lion King picture disc record that
was released in 2003 that includes a mostly blue image of Mufasa
in the sky and Simba on Pride Rock.
The disc is housed in a clear plastic sleeve with no
inserts. Tracks six through nine are instrumentals
composed by Has Zimmer and contain some chorus backing.
Disney cast of music credits for this album includes Elton John, Has Zimmer, Joseph Williams, Carmen Twillie, Lebo M., Jason Weaver, Rowan Atkinson, Laura Williams, Jeremy Irons, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim
Cummings, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Sally
Dworsky and Kristie Edwards.
Notes: "The Lion
King" is Disney's 32nd animated feature and premiered in
theaters during June of 1994. The running time is
approximately 89 minutes.