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Disney plans 'Lion King' follow-up film

Disney plans 'Lion King' follow-up film

By Naveel Krishant
Thursday 01/10/2020

Walt Disney is developing a follow-up to its 2019 retelling of “The Lion King” under the direction of Oscar-winning “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins.

The original 1994 animated Disney classic tells the coming of age story of a young lion cub named Simba.

The 2019 version used photo-realistic technology that made it look similar to live-action.


The new movie will incorporate the same technology as the 2019 film, which earned $1.7 billion at global box offices, and will also feature music.

Jenkins won a screenwriting Oscar in 2017 for best picture winner “Moonlight,” the story of a young impoverished Black man’s struggle with his sexuality.

[Source: Reuters]

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