Watch 'The Lion King's' 360-degree music video for 'Circle of Life'

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It's officially possible to step inside the "Circle of Life."

The Lion King on Wednesday released a 360-degree video of the show's famous immersive opening number, marking the first time the virtual reality technology has been used inside a Broadway theater.

Produced by Total Cinema 360, the five-minute video lets viewers scroll in all directions while watching the number from the actors' point of view; it introduces the musical's 31 costumed cast members from the Minskoff Theatre aisles and balconies, as well as from the stage. The video is best viewed on YouTube or Facebook -- on mobile using the latest version of each app, on desktop using the latest Chrome browser, and on VR headsets.

The release makes The Lion King the latest Broadway musical to pursue a digital initiative.

"In our 19th year, The Lion King continues to be embraced to an unprecedented degree around the world," said Thomas Schumacher, president and producer of Disney Theatrical Productions, in a statement. "But with that success comes the responsibility to consistently find new ways of sharing Julie Taymor's bold artistry. What better way to do that than this cutting-edge virtual reality technology that puts you right in the middle of one of the most unforgettable production numbers ever staged?"

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Still, this is not the first show ever to dabble in this specific 360-degree video technology -- and Andrew Lloyd Webber made sure everyone remembered that the music video of his new show, School of Rock, got there first when it was released last month.

"Just as there is no debate about who were the first anthropomorphized felines on Broadway," said the Cats composer, following the Lion King video release, "there should be no debate about which show was the first to use 360-degree technology. Big cats shouldn't be copycats!"

Watch the Lion King video below.

See more from "The Lion King" on Broadway in the gallery below!

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: (L-R) Alton Fitzgerald White as 'Mufasa', Idina Menzel and Mukelisiwe Goba as 'Rafiki' pose backstage after a performance of 'The Lion King' on Broadway at Minskoff Theatre on January 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: (L-R) Alton Fitzgerald White as 'Mufasa' and Mukelisiwe Goba as 'Rafiki' pose backstage after a performance of 'The Lion King' on Broadway at Minskoff Theatre on January 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Chondra La-Tease Profit, Lindiwe Diamini and Alton Fitzgerald White White attends the Lighting Ceremony Honoring The 15th Anniversary Of Broadway's 'The Lion King' at The Empire State Building on December 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Chondra La-Tease Profit, Lindiwe Diamini and Alton Fitzgerald White White attends the Lighting Ceremony Honoring The 15th Anniversary Of Broadway's 'The Lion King' at The Empire State Building on December 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Chondra La-Tease Profit attends the Lighting Ceremony Honoring The 15th Anniversary Of Broadway's 'The Lion King' at The Empire State Building on December 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
US President George W. Bush (4th L) and his Ghanaian counterpart John Kufuor (4th R) pose with the cast of the Broadway production of 'The Lion King' in the Rose Garden at the White House following a state dinner in Washington on September 15, 2008. Bush rolled out the red carpet for Kufuor, who hosted him in Accra in February, and called Ghana 'a model of entrepreneurship and democracy and peace on the continent of Africa.' AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 15: (AFP OUT) U.S. President George W. Bush (2nd-L) and Ghana President John Kufuor (R) pose for photographs with members of the Broadway cast of 'The Lion King' after a performance in the Rose Garden at the White House September 15, 2008 in Washington, DC. Kufuor is on a three-day state visit to the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Lions watch as antelopes dances during opening night of the Best of Broadway production of Disneys The Lion King Feb. 2, 2004 at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, Calif. (Bob Pepping/Contra Costa Times)
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