In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon looks at two very different Disney hits. And both beloved ones.

Dead Poets Society, though, nearly didn’t happen. Sets were burned down after one day. Dustin Hoffman was set to star. And the project owes a debt to Green Card.

As for The Lion King? Well, Disney released a stunning promo for the movie nearly a year ahead of its release. That promo went down a storm. The problem? The film behind it was “a shambles”. And Elton John wasn’t happy…

Stories of both are discussed in this episode…

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod

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