The Lion King

27 June 2019 #590

Cover Story: The Lion King


Hakuna Matata! With superstars Beyoncé and Donald Glover leading the way, Disney classic The Lion King returns to enchant a whole new generation. But will they feel the love?

In this edition, small screens editor Aimee Knight looks at the cultural impact of The Lion King movies, musical and music – and why the newest “live action” version is already setting pre-sale records.

We also look at the critical role conservation is playing in saving not only the vulnerable lion, but also the “one million animal and plant species” the UN has warned are under threat of extinction. Science writer Rhianna Boyle examines what’s next.

Also worth roaring about!

• Forget The Big Picture, we bring you The Mammoth Picture as we go on the hunt for woolly mammoths, some 3700 years after the last ones roamed the Arctic.

• Director Richard Lowenstein talks about his new doco Mystify, an intimate and moving portrait of great friend, INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.

• In Tastes Like Home, Sophie Hansen shares the recipe for her Gran’s Golden Syrup Biscuits. Simply delicious!

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