While I was lucky enough to see The Lion King in 3D in the theater twice while in LA, my family never made it to the theater during its two-week, $90 million theater run. But since we have a 3D TV, I was excited to bring the 3D experience home.
We have only had our 3D capable TV for a few months, and while my husband has watched a few sporting events I had never sat down to watch anything in 3D — until The Lion King. And let me tell you, it was pretty cool.
I love that the The Lion King – Four-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy – combo pack offers movie lovers the opportunity to watch The Lion King in every available format. Since it is currently only $5 more than the two-disc combo (Blu-Ray/DVD), it’s also a great deal.
Since the TV is still relatively new, we don’t yet have kids-sized glasses, so the biggest problem was keeping the giant glasses on our three year old’s head. We ended up using a hat and a rubber band to jerry-rig the glasses, but even still they kept slipping down my daughter’s nose. She looked so silly.
But glasses issues aside, the whole family enjoyed watching the special 3D presentation in our living room. With the announcement of several more Disney classics being re-released in 3D (including Beauty and the Beast earlier this month and the Toy Story trilogy next month), I guess we will be investing in a pair of kids glasses soon!
Disclosure – I was provided a copy of the movie to facilitate this review, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.