Build-A-Bear’s New ‘The Lion King’ Collection Is Super Cute

Build-A-Bear’s New ‘The Lion King’ Collection Is Super Cute
Posted at 8:30 AM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2020-07-22 16:51:15-04

If you’re patiently waiting for the highly-anticipated live-action version of Disney’s “The Lion King” to hit theaters on July 19, Build-A-Bear is offering something to tide you over until you can see the film on the big screen.

The toy company’s latest collection is full of plush animals and accessories from the movie and is available in-stores and online now. Unlike some other Build-A-Bear collections, like the new “Toy Story 4” products, the collection based on “The Lion King” doesn’t just consist of bears dressed up in costumes — it is full of actual characters from the film. We’re talking Nala, Simba, Pumbaa and more.

Just look how cute they are!

If you decide to head to your local Build-A-Bear to join the lion pride instead of ordering online, you’ll find special activities — like a special heart ceremony — and photo opportunities. On select weekends this summer (July 19-21,  July 26-28, and August 2-4), you’ll also be able to participate in movie-themed activities and receive an exclusive movie poster.

Along with the new furry friends, you can also add a “Nants’ Ingonyama (Circle of Life Chant)” sound chip or an “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” sound chip, both for $8. You’ll also find several clothing items and accessories fit for kings and queens of the jungle.

Take a look at just some of the items in the new Disney’s “The Lion King” collection:

Simba (Young or Adult)

The most well-known character from “The Lion King,” Simba, comes as a young furry friend for $29. The young Simba is cuddly and adorable.


Or you can choose Simba as an adult furry friend for $35. The adult Simba has a giant lion’s mane and is 14 inches tall.


Nala (Young or Adult)

You can also get a young Nala for $29. Nala, who befriends Simba at a young age in the film, has bright green eyes, a tufted tail and light tan fur. She seems like a perfect pal to sit and read your kid’s favorite book with.


Or get Nala in her adult form as a powerful lioness. Older Nala costs $32. She’s still sweet, but she has a more regal look to her.



This lovable warthog Pumbaa plush has soft brown hair and is $32. Known for his big heart and sensitive soul, Pumbaa’s name translates to “silly” in Swahili, so he’s the perfect furry friend for anyone — especially if they need someone to sit with and watch some nature shows on television.



This Timon furry friend is the cheapest in the collection at just $15. The meerkat is a good friend to Pumbaa and Simba, so he’s a must if your little ones want to take all their Build-A-Bear friends on adventures. He has soft fur and a mischievous smile, so he always looks ready for some fun.


Hakuna Matata Tank Top

If you don’t want to buy a new furry friend, you can instead just buy some clothing or accessories for your other Build-A-Bear stuffed animals to wear. This Hakuna Matata tank top is $7.50. You’ll also find a Circle of Life t-shirt for the same price or a Simba sleeper for $13.50.


There are some cute dresses, too. This one, The Lion King Halter Dress, would be perfect for Nala! It costs $16.


To see all the items in Disney’s “The Lion King” collection at Build-A-Bear, just visit the company’s website. Which one is your favorite?

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