Disney’s Lion King Remake. What We Know

Disney announced yesterday that they will be teaming up once again with Director Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book), to create a live-action version of their animated classic The Lion King. Here is what we currently know about the Lion King remake.

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The Lion King remake will be a live-action film and will include the hit songs we all know and love from the original 1994 animated version. It will be directed by Jon Favreau, who is fresh off of Directing a live-action remake of The Jungle Book, which was a monster success for Disney this summer, grossing close to a $1 billion.

Favreau confirmed his involvement in this Tweet yesterday:

According to Disney, the movie is fast tracked to production, but no release date is set. For a list of all upcoming Disney/Pixar/Star Wars/Marvel movies and their release date, please visit this helpful resource.

That is all we know for now. As always, as I will be updating this post in the future as I find out more, so stay tuned!


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Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us and DisneyEverything.com My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back but was deepened by two semi-recent developments:1) The birth of my son (who is now 6 years old and can't get enough Disney); and 2) Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm/Star Wars (did I mention I was a super Star Wars geek?)I recently came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching it with my son, so it only made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it.