Lion King Musical joins the Smithsonian

I was walking through the “One Man’s Dream” attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios the other day when I noticed that they’ve added a Wildebeast Mask from the Disney Broadway show The Lion King. It’s a huge piece and incredibly crafted. So it is no surprise to me that other props and costumes from The Lion King are joining the collection at the American History Museum on the mall in Washington DC.

“It is an honor to see The Lion King enter this place,” Thomas Schumacher said. “The Lion King is more than a musical—it has become a global phenomenon, and this donation forever seals its place as an icon of American culture in one of our country’s leading history museums.”

The items added are the Simba Headdress and the full costume for Rafiki. (via Smithsonian Magazine)

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