The Lion King has been roaring on Broadway for almost 15 years and is still going strong. In anticipation of the national tour arriving in Houston on July 10 at Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center through August 12, find out how the Disney phenomenon transformed from animated hit movie to musical theater magic. In the video below, Tony-winning director Julie Taymor and Disney Theatrical Group President Thomas Schumacher describe what it took to make the characters of the pride lands come to life and why walking on all fours wasn’t necessary for the actors. Click on to see how Taymor's background in puppetry and masks allowed her to tap into the strengths of the animal kingdom. It's no wonder this family-friendly blockbuster is a favorite all over the world!