The show brings the characters from the animated Disney film to life with imaginative costumes and amazing special effects. The Lion King has 25 species of animal, insect, fish and bird in its cast, represented by actors and puppets. You'll be astonished by the herds of full-size zebras and giraffes majestically filling the stage! The Lion King features the music of Elton John and Tim Rice, including the Academy Award-nominated song, Circle Of Life. In 2007, The Lion King won the Visit London Award for Best Theatre/Show for the second year running.