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Disney remaking 'The Lion King' in new CG hybrid feature

Tread very carefully, Disney!

By Ben Gourlay on Sep 28, 2016 at 07:54 pm CDT - 0 mins, 57 secs reading time

Following the surprise success of Jon Favreau's live action/ CG feature film hybrid 'The Jungle Book' earlier this year, the company has announced that the director's next project will be a similar "reimagining" of the 1993 animated smash-hit 'The Lion King'.

Disney remaking 'The Lion King' in new CG hybrid feature | TweakTown.com

According to the studio's official announcement today, Disney has agreed to fast track the production of 'The Lion King', which is expected to feature live action backgrounds alongside CG animated animals, similarly to 'The Jungle Book' . Unlike that film however, 'The Lion King' doesn't feature any human characters. Disney has also confirmed that the film will feature some of the animated films original songs, so Hakuna Matata on that.

There's no current release date for the feature, but I'd be surprised if this won't be hitting theatres sometime in 2018.

Last updated: Sep 1, 2017 at 06:05 am CDT

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Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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