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Protect the Pride Campaign & The Lion King FREE Activity Packet

In celebration of the release of Disney’s The Lion King, the upcoming groundbreaking feature film helmed by Jon Favreau in theaters July 19th, The Walt Disney Company is proud to announce a global conservation campaign to raise awareness and support the dwindling lion population across Africa. Since Disney’s The Lion King was first released in theaters 25 years…
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Alfre Woodard Takes Her Kids to The Lion King Premiere, Plus What They Learn From Each Other

Alfre Woodard’s family joined her on the red carpet for the premiere of The Lion King. Woodard voices Sarabi and we talked about the themes of the film including the impact parents have on their kids. She share what her kids have learned from her… but also what she learns from them.
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Oscar Nominated Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor on Harnessing the Sinister Side of Scar, Plus Shakespeare

He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 12 Years A Slave, now Chiwetel Ejiofor is harnessing the sinister side of Scar in the all new The Lion King movie, in theatres Friday. He shares how a high school audition, and his discovering of Shakespeare (wink wink) were keys to wanting to spend…
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“The Lion King” Director Jon Favreau on His Safari & Stepping into His Destiny

You know Jon Favreau as an actor and maybe even more so as a director with huge hits ranging from Elf to Iron Man, The Jungle Book to Chef, his latest Disney film is an all new Lion King and it was a family safari that made him want to commit to the project. Like…
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What Does it Mean to Be a Man? Biblically Battling the Destruction of Masculinity Promise Keepers President Ken Harrison

What does it mean to be a man? Masculinity is under fire and with the continual skew of gender roles, the is a greater need for a revival in understanding the role of men and their purpose in life. Promise Keepers, once the largest movement of men in the history of the church filling major…
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Nicholas Hoult is J.R.R. Tolkien: Talks Early Years and Love for Language

Nicholas Hoult plays J.R.R. Tolkien in the new film “Tolkien.” We talked about his early years and how not many know he was an orphan and started a secret society. It was his fellowship with friends and his future wife that helped to inspire works such as “The Hobbit” and “the Lord of the Rings.”…
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Lily Collins: Talks “Tolkien,” Passions and Playing Piano

Lily Collins plays Edith Tolkien, the wife of J.R.R. Tolkien in the new FOX Searchlight film “Tolkien.” Edith was an inspiration to Tolkien writers and even inspired Elvish princess, Lúthien. We talked about when Collins developed her passion for performing as well as her musical.
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Tolkien’s Secret Society — Cast Behind the TCBS

Tolkien had a secret society named the TCBS — Tea Club, Barrovian Society — where he’d meet with friends to fellowship and talk about their passions while bouncing work off each other too. In the new film “Tolkien,” Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney & Anthony Boyle are the actors that portray the group of guys. www.RisenMagazine.com
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