'The Lion King' has been seen by over 25 million people at 15000 performances worldwide
There are more than 232 puppets in the show, including rod puppets, shadow puppets and full-sized puppets
There are 25 species of animals, birds, fish and insects represented in the show.
During the show, all members of the ensemble portray both flora and fauna
There are 27 kite birds
It took 37,000 hours to build the puppets and masks
The masks of 'The Lion King' are constructed using carbon graphite - a tough, lightweight material
Mufasa's mask weighs 11 ounces. Scar's mask weighs 9 ounces
The tallest animals in the show are the 18 foot exotic giraffes in the song "I Just Can't Wait to Be King."
The tiniest animal in the show is the trick mouse at the end of Scar's cane: 5 inches
The longest animal is an elephant: 13' long, 11'3" high and 9 feet wide at the ears. It collapses to 34 inches to go down the theatre aisle
750 pounds of silicone rubber were used to make the masks
The Timon puppet weighs 15 pounds
60 pounds of grass were used for the Grasslands Headdresses
There are 106 ants on the 'Ant-Hill Lady'
The Lion King' employs over 1,700 people worldwide
It takes 114 people to prepare for each performance of 'The Lion King'
In the show, the phrase "Hakuna Matata" ("No worries") has been said 50,000 times in London, and over 375,000 times worldwide (25 times per performance).
This is definitely a show to see!