Filmed from five different angles, the 360-degree footage gives fans the experience of being on a Broadway stage, surrounded by The Lion King cast members and moving set pieces.
“In our 19th year, The Lion King continues to be embraced to an unprecedented degree around the world, and we are humbled,” Thomas Schumacher, president and producer for Disney Theatrical Productions.
“But with that success comes the responsibility to consistently find new ways of sharing Julie Taymor’s bold artistry. What better way to do that than this cutting edge virtual reality technology that puts you right in the middle of one of the most unforgettable production numbers ever staged? For the first time ever, you become part of the ‘Circle of Life.’”
The video can be viewed on a desktop, mobile device or tablet by using your mouse to view different angles. The video is also compatible using Samsung Gear VR, or Google Cardboard via the Android YouTube app or iPhone Littlstar app.