Over the years, a great many people have been instrumental in the creation
of this web site. They are listed below. Recognized or not, I give everyone
my deepest thanks for helping me make this site a reality.
First, I would like to thank The Walt Disney Company. They created a
film that touched me in a way nothing had before. The same is true for a
great many others, and we all owe Disney a great debt of gratitude for their
amazing work. I think the world is a better place because of it.
- Paul Summers
Original creator of the site in 1996, and tireless contributor to the
- Brian Tiemann
What hasn't Brian done. Well, first off, Brian runs the
lionking.org server which this site is served from, including its 1+
gigabyte of media and information. He's been an inspiration and friend for
quite some time, and has assisted with design and programming input
- Eric Jarvies
Friend and business associate who has been a constant inspiration.
Eric has taught many people not to give up on their dreams, and we're no
- Lewis Sellers
Min! A great programmer, poet and author. Lewis is ultimately the
reason this site looks (and works) so cool, as his help in Paul's early
years of web development were invaluable.
- Margaret Petrie
The goddess of digital artwork. Margaret has helped Digital
countless times with artwork and design suggestions. Thanks Meg!
- Steven McClain
Tireless administrator of the site for a number of years.
Why in the world would someone spend hundreds if not thousands of hours
doing intensive programming, graphic design, and video editing for a
kid's movie? As soon as we figure it out, we'll tell you.
Seriously though, the reasons behind the creation of Digital
and varied. The simple answer, is that The Lion King
and Disney have
done a lot for people over the years, and especially with The Lion King. Not least of
all, they have both done a lot for the creators and maintainers of this
site. As such, we like to give a little something back to the fans of such
an amazing creative work.
All of the HTML and Perl code for Digital
is written by hand, without
the use of any graphical editors. Early programming was done on a
unix platform of some sort, running either Pico, Vim, or Emacs. Currently,
the codebase is written using BBedit on MacOS X.
All graphical design work is done using Adobe Photoshop
X. All video and audio media is captured via a Blackmagic Design DeckLink
interface, talking to Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid XpressDV, running on
Copyright © 1996-2013
by Steven McClain