Fraver poster The Lion King

Inspired by the cave painting of Simba in the animated film and by the Broadway show’s costume and scenic design sketches, Fraver drew more than 50 versions of Simba’s head, until Disney animator Hans Bacher distilled the image into “the woodcut-like icon still used in advertising the show.”

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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