This is a partial list of visual alterations incorporated into the theatrical and home video re-releases of The Lion King films.

The Lion King

2002 IMAX re-release/2003 Platinum Edition

For the 2002/2003 release, The Lion King was re-formatted from its 4:3 aspect ratio to a letterboxed 1:66:1.

1994 Theatrical Version 2002 IMAX re-release / 2003 Platinum Edition Description

2011 Diamond Edition/3D Version/2017 Signature Collection/2018 4K Ultra HD Release

For the 2011 release, the film was re-formatted from its 1:66.1 aspect ratio to its current 1:78:1 aspect ratio.

1994 Theatrical / 2003 Platinum Edition 2011 Diamond Edition / 3D Version / 2017 Signature Collection / 2018 4K Ultra HD Description

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

2004 Special Edition

For the 2004 release, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride was re-formatted from its original 4:3 aspect ratio to a letterboxed 1:66:1 with improved video resolution.[4]

1998 VHS 2004 DVD Description


  1. Armstrong, Josh. Allers & Minkoff: The Legacy of The Lion King. Animated Views.
  2. In the Round » Making 'Return of the King'. Archived from the original on December 31, 2007.
  3. The Lion King: Diamond Edition (Blu-ray). (October 1, 2011). Retrieved on January 5, 2017.
  4. Simba's Pride Online - VHS vs DVD. Archived from the original on February 14, 2005.

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