Producer of Disney’s “The Lion King” Don Hahn Keeps Up Tradition at Art of Animation Resort

The producer of Disney’s animated classic “The Lion King” Don Hahn recently visited the Walt Disney World Resort. Don Hahn stopped by the Art of Animation to talk about his latest article for Disney Vacation Club. “The Lion King” is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and the summer edition of Disney Files Magazine will feature amazing illustrations and a tribute to classic. In the article Don Hahn spoke about the humble beginnings of the record-breaking film.

In addition to the article, while visiting the resort Don Hahn also filmed “the birth of a king”. “The birth of a king” is the companion to the DVC article.  Of course “The Lion King” courtyard made for an amazingly themed backdrop and was fitting to celebrate. “The Lion King” is one of four themed areas at the Art of Animation Resort.

Also during his visit the producer of Disney’s “The Lion King” kept up with tradition at Art of Animation Resort by signing one of the chandelier storyboards. The chandelier can be found in the resort’s lobby. Uniquely these storyboards are made up of translucent panels which feature art that helped guide the development of Disney and Pixar films. In addition to Don’s signature several of the panels are signed by filmmakers and voice actors that are represented on the storyboards. The storyboard that was signed was a picture of the elephant’s graveyard from “The Lion King”. Without a doubt I’ll make sure I look for the panel next time I’m at the Art of Animation Resort.

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Susan Wilson