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The Original Lion King Is Roaring Back to Theaters

Simba, Rafiki, Kiara and Nala in the Lion King finale.

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Later this year, Disney will take viewers back to the world of Pride Rock with he is a fool, a prequel to its 2019 live-action remake of The Lion King. If you want to see the original animated version again, good news: it will be re-released.

To honor the animated film’s 30th anniversary on June 15, Disney is bringing the beloved film back to theaters in July. As of this writing, it’s unclear how long it will play on the big screen, as re-releases tend to range from a few days to over a week. It hasn’t been that long since the animation Lion King In fact, it was released in theaters last year to celebrate the studio itself. 100th anniversaryDisney showed the film in select Cinemark theaters for two weeks and in one-day screenings in Polish cinemas.

Even before the live-action remake and its upcoming sequel came out, The Lion King He had an eventful legacy. A year after its release, Disney launched the spin-off show. Timon and Pumbaa, which lasted three seasons. More famous is the direct-to-video sequel. Simba’s pride in 1998 had a bigger impact, if only because it introduced a bad guy in Kovu, the son of one of Scar’s followers. Once the 2000s arrived, Disney released another direct-to-video movie in Lion King 1 1/2, and let Simba be a recurring guest character in the kingdom hearts games.

The Lion King The relaunch will begin on July 12, while Mufasa: The Lion King It will be released on December 20.

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