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After its release in 1994 the Lion King gets a 3D makeover like no other, and one that it truly deserves.

Lion King PremiereStars such as Myleene Klass, Britain’s Got Talent star Ronan Parke and SB.TV founder Jamal Edwards were at the London IMAX premiere to watch Simba and his desert friends arrive in 3D for the first time.

The film has already taken over $30m in America and Disney say it is one of the most eagerly awaited films to come back to cinema.

Many children in attendance had never seen The Lion King before but they were fully involved with the life-size characters of Timon and Rafiki.

But by re-releasing the magical tale in 3D, Disney hope they will reach out to a new generation of fans.

“It’s wonderful it is being brought to a new generation and viewed in a way that they understand as well The Lion King is made for the 3D screen,” said Myleene Klass.

“Ava (her daughter) actually said to me ‘so if its 3D does it mean I can touch the lions?’ I thought that was really nice and she has that understanding of it, where we would have been alright with the puppets.”

Originally based on William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, The Lion King tells the story of a young cub called Simba “who just can’t wait to be king”.

Now I assume you have all seen the film before so I won’t write a full synopsis. (If not you best get to the cinema and watch the film!)

Before the movie was shown, the audience enjoyed an exclusive live performance from the award-winning stage production of The Lion King.

This critically acclaimed and universally beloved classic is one not to be missed.

SB.TV founder Jamal Edwards – who last saw the film when he was 10 or 11 – said he couldn’t wait to see it. ”100 per cent, I’m definitely looking forward to it, its 3D! My favourite part is when Rafiki meets Simba and took him through the trees, I liked that bit, it was beautiful.”

But there was a no show from other confirmed guests such as rappers Rizzle Kicks and Professor Green.

Cream of the crop was high-maintenance model, Katie Price, who after arriving late bypassed the press without saying a word.

The Lion King 3D opens across cinemas in the UK on 7th October and will be available on Disney 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on 7th November.  

So go check this film out, I mean who wouldn’t want to see Pride Rock looming out of the screen and a fiery battle between Simba and Scar in 3D!

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