The Music of The Lion King

1618481007499884605In its early development The Lion King was actually titled King of the Jungle until they realized that there are no lions living in the jungle. It also wasn’t originally intended to be a musical. It was almost supposed to be more like an animated National Geographic special. At the time, the movie Pocahontas was also in production at the Disney Studios and that was the movie that everyone thought was going to be the big blockbuster. That’s the movie that had all the A team while The Lion King really was the B team. No one saw this coming as a hit.

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The Music of the Golden Horseshoe Revue

QFAY7157The Wild West Extravaganza known as Slue Foot Sue’s Golden Horseshoe revue had its first ever performance on July 13th, 1955 at the 30th anniversary celebration of Walt and Lillian Disney. The party was held in the barely finished Golden Horseshoe Saloon, which would house the long-running show until its final performance in 1986.

The Golden Horseshoe Saloon itself can hold approximately 300 guests and was designed by famous Disney artist Harper Goff in the style of his earlier work on the Doris Day film Calamity Jane. Continue reading