The original Lion King returns with a vengeance to the cinema

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Later this year, Disney brings viewers back to the world of Pride Rock with He’s 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 will bring the beloved film back to theaters in July. At the time of writing, it’s unclear how long it will be on the big screen, as re-releases tend to last anywhere from a few days to over a week. It wasn’t that long ago that animation Lion King was playing in theaters, in fact, last year to celebrate the studio’s anniversary. 100th anniversaryDisney showed the film in select Cinemark theaters for two weeks and one-day screenings in Polish cinemas.

Even before the creation of the live-action remake and its upcoming sequel, The Lion King has had a checkered legacy. A year after its release, Disney launched the spin-off Timon and Pumbaa, which lasted three seasons. Even more famous, the direct-to-video sequel Simba’s pride in 1998 had a bigger impact, if only because it introduced a bad boy in Kovu, the son of one of Scar’s disciples. Once the 2000s rolled around, Disney released another direct-to-video film. Lion King 1 1/2, and let Simba be a recurring guest character in the Hearts of the Kingdom Games.

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

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