How two friends created an immersive recreation of the ‘Lion King’ musical in Minecraft

Two German 21-year-olds managed to recreate the magic of The Lion King Musical with painstaking detail inside the world of Minecraft. 

Spawn off a boat next to a complete virtual replica of the Theater im Hafen, located off the Elbe River in Hamburg, Germany.  Irl, Disney’s puppet-propelled play has been performing in Hamburg since 2001 with over 6,000 performances.

“I have a really big passion for the Lion King musical,” show director Arne told Passionfruit.  “With theaters closed in the pandemic, we wanted to give an alternative and new way to watch the show.”

The show can only be attended by a select few (mostly because the game would crash with more bodies in the seats).

Read the rest of the interview and learn how to book yourself a seat!