D23 Expo shared a plethora of information about Disney and what’s to come for moviegoers over the next few years. One special panel was dedicated to “The Lion King,” which was hosted by producer Don Hahn and included surprise appearances by voice cast favorites Ernie Sabella (Pumbaa), Jim Cummings (hyena Ed), and Whoopi Goldberg (Shenzi). With the earlier announcement of The Lion King live-action film in the works, the special D23 Expo Lion King Panel seemed perfectly suited for the occasion. I was invited as media to cover this event. All opinions are my own.