Disney to remake The Lion King

Posted at 9:29 PM, Sep 28, 2016

Can you feel the love tonight? It's official -- Disney is remaking The Lion King. The company made the announcement on Twitter Sept. 28.

Jon Favreau will be directing it. He also directed the remakes of The Jungle Book and the upcoming Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson. He broke the news on his Twitter by adding a lion and a crown emoji.

The new Lion King will include music from the original movie. There's no word yet as to when it will hit theaters.

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