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'Lion King' Special Edition Plush to Raise Awareness of the Crisis Facing Lions


'Lion King' Special Edition Plush to Raise Awareness of the Crisis Facing Lions

To celebrate the release of the upcoming feature film, Disney’s “The Lion King,” The Walt Disney Company is launching a global campaign to raise awareness of the crisis facing lions. For each Special Edition Simba and Nala plush sold globally, Disney will donate US $5 to the Wildlife Conservation Network to support the Lion Recovery Fund. The campaign will help advance conservation across Africa, including the goal to double the number of lions in the wild by 2050.

Special Edition Simba and Nala plush are now available at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and can be found at additional locations at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort beginning July 1st.* Each of the 40,000 plush represents one of the lions whose future Disney and the Lion Recovery Fund are working to ensure.

'Lion King' Special Edition Plush to Raise Awareness of the Crisis Facing Lions
Simba Special Edition Plush

'Lion King' Special Edition Plush to Raise Awareness of the Crisis Facing Lions
Nala Special Edition

Special Edition Simba and Nala plush can be found at the following locations at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort:

Now available:

  • Mombasa, Island Mercantile, and Discovery Trading Company at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Seaside Souvenirs at Disney’s California Adventure park

Starting July 1st:

  • World of Disney, Elias & Co. and Bazaar at Disneyland Resort

  • Emporium, Mouse Gear, World of Disney and more locations at Walt Disney World Resort


For more information on the Lion Recovery Fund and Disney’s conservation efforts, visit www.disney.com/LionKingProtectThePride.

Disney’s “The Lion King” comes to theaters on July 19, 2019.


*In North America, available at Disney store, and in the U.S., available at shopDisney.com and select locations at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.


News & Media Source: Disney Parks Blog

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