ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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The circle of life turns again: Disney is making a new Lion King movie! Jon Favreau must be inspired by the excellent box office performance of his recent Jungle Book reboot, as he gleefully posted the Lion King announcement via Instagram.

Are you excited for his next project, too? It's all legit and actually happening, you guys: check out the statement released by Disney for more deets.

Disney has officially confirmed that The Walt Disney Studios and director Jon Favreau are putting a new reimagining of 'The Lion King' on the fast track to production. The project follows the technologically groundbreaking smash hit 'The Jungle Book,' directed by Favreau, which debuted in April and has earned $965.8 million worldwide.

The statement continues that "The Lion King will include songs from the animated film" so get belting out your favorite Lion King tunes!

Can YOU feel the love tonight? Let us know what you want to see happen in the new Lion King movie!


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