The Lion King turns 30! Chat w/cast members and directors


January 20


05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

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In Motion: Niketa Calame-Harris

Website: Organizer's Website

Online Event

Get ready to celebrate The Lion King’s 30th anniversary with an exclusive online event where you can chat and mingle with the talented cast

The Lion King turns 30! Chat w/cast members and director

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Lion King with an exclusive online event! Join us for an unforgettable opportunity to chat with the beloved cast members and director of this iconic film. Get ready to dive into the making of this timeless masterpiece and hear fascinating behind-the-scenes stories. Don’t miss this chance to connect with the talented individuals who brought Simba, Nala, and the rest of the pride to life. Grab your popcorn, sit back, and get ready for a roaring good time!

If you want to get your questions in there will be a questions tab on the Instagram live. There is a link on this event but is where you can enter the instgram Live at 5pm pst Saturday 20th 2024 (For those who are new to instagram you click on the circle profile picture when it displays Live on the bottom of it)

Original Voice of Young Nala – Niketa Calame -Harris

Niketa Calame-Harris is an American film and theater actress, producer, professor, and photographer. She is best known as the original voice of Young Nala in Disney’s The Lion King (1994). She became a member of SAG/Aftra after landing the role of Chris Rock’s little sister Albertina in CB4 (1993). Niketa received her Master of Fine Arts from The Actors Studio Drama School in New York and her BA in theater from UC Santa Cruz. Some of her credits include: Perry Mason (HBO) (2020), Timeless (NBC) (2017), and The Millers (CBS) (2014). Niketa received an NAACP Theater Award Nomination for Leading Actress in This Land (2019), an Ovation Award, and LA Weekly Award for Squeak in the Los Angeles regional premiere of The Color Purple (2012).

Currently chair of the advocacy committee for The American Diabetes Association and private acting coach with her company IN Motion, which this Live Chat is the 4th installation of its kind. Previous Artist panels she hosted: Women in Entertainment, Kids in Entertainment, and Character Development with series regulars. @niketacalame

Director- Roger Allers

Roger Allers is an American film director, screenwriter, animator, storyboard artist, and playwright. He is best known for co-directing Disney‘s The Lion King (1994), the highest-grossing traditionally animated film of all time, and for writing the Broadway adaptation of the same name. He also directed Sony Pictures Animation‘s first feature-length animated film, Open Season (2006) and the animated adaptation of The Prophet.

He served as a storyboard artist on The Little Mermaid (1989), The Prince and the Pauper (1990), and The Rescuers Down Under (1990). For Beauty and the Beast (1991), he was appointed as Head of Story, leading a team of story artists to illustrate sketches from Linda Woolverton‘s screenplay.[4] When Beauty and the Beast was nearly finished, Allers joined the King of the Jungle project as a director alongside George Scribner.[5] He temporarily left the project to help storyboard sequences for Aladdin (1992).

Director- Rob Minkoff

Rob Minkoff is an American director, animator, and producer. He is best known for co-directing The Lion King (along with Roger Allers), and live-action films including Stuart Little (1999), Stuart Little 2 (2002), The Haunted Mansion (2003), and The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). In recent decades, he returned to feature animation with Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) and Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022). His wife, Crystal Kung Minkoff, is a cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Original Singing Voice of Simba – Jason Weaver

Jason Weaver is an American actor and singer[1] best known for his roles as Marcus Henderson on The WB sitcom Smart Guy, Jerome Turrell on the short-lived sitcom Thea from 1993 to 1994, and the pre-teenaged Michael Jackson on the 1992 miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream., which originally both aired on ABC. He was also the singing voice of the young Simba in Walt Disney Feature Animation’s 1994 film The Lion King. He was featured on Chingy‘s 2004 hit single “One Call Away“, which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. He played Teddy in the 2006 hit movie ATL.

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