Many Asian influences in The Lion King musical

Mufasa talks to a young Simba in a scene from The Lion King.
Mufasa talks to a young Simba in a scene from The Lion King.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

It may be set in Africa, but Broadway's top-grossing musical of all time is teeming with Asian influences.

From dance movements to the use of puppets, American director Julie Taymor employs a heavy dose of Asian inspiration for The Lion King musical.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2018, with the headline 'Strong Asian influences in musical'. Print Edition | Subscribe