Auditions open for te reo Māori adaptation of 'The Lion King'
The New Zealand creators behind the reo Māori film are calling for performers from across the motu to audition.
The much loved children's animated film first released in 1994 has since become one of the most successful Broadway shows in history.
Producer for the film and Oscar nominated film-maker Chelsea Winstanley said like the te reo Māori adaptation of Moana they encourage people from all rohe to take part in hopes of celebrating the many dialects in Aotearoa.
She said they are welcoming people with all levels of fluency in Te Reo Māori as well, those who audition will just need to be eager to learn and embrace the language.