It has a very loose plot. But the plot isn’t the point. Roar was shot with dozens of big cats: lions, tigers, panthers. And sometimes they injured the people on set … as the cameras rolled. The movie site Hitflix said Roar is “like Walt Disney went insane and shot a snuff version of Swiss Family Robinson.” The movie was the brainchild of film producer Noel Marshall and his wife, the actress Tippi Hedren. They’d raised lions and tigers in their home in Los Angeles and then used them to star in the film...with their real life children, including a young Melanie Griffith and Noel’s son, John. This weekend, Roar is being re-released with some special preview screenings.
- John Marshall - son of Noel Marshall, the filmmaker behind 'Roar'