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‘The Lion King’ is getting a CGI reboot like ‘The Jungle Book’

The realistic CGI reboot will include songs from the original.

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Published Sep 28, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 10:06 pm CDT

Jon Favreau’s live action/CGI Jungle Book movie was a huge hit this year, and it looks like his next job is rebooting another Disney classic: The Lion King.

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The Walt Disney Company announced the film in a press release, saying, “The Lion King builds on Disney’s success of reimagining its classics for a contemporary audience with films like MaleficentCinderella, and The Jungle Book.”

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Favreau shared the news on Twitter with a not-so-cryptic emoji tweet.

The “reimagined” Lion King will include songs from the original animated movie, and is expected to be filmed in a similarly realistic style to The Jungle Book—although presumably without any human characters.

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*First Published: Sep 28, 2016, 11:23 am CDT