They've already given us seconds on The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast  - now Disney has announced that it will be making a new 'reimagining' of family favourite The Lion King.

The story of a lion cub called Simba, who is exiled after the death of his king and father Mufasa and then returns to reclaim the kingdom (all loosely based on Hamlet) still remains one of the most successful animated movies of all time since its release in 1994 and later spawning a massively successful musical.

The latest remake is set to be directed by The Jungle Book's Jon Favreau and Disney has yet to specify whether it will be animated or take the CGI route of The Jungle Book, which by the way is also getting a sequel.

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The movie will also include songs from the original animation hit written by Elton John and Time Rice, including the Oscar winning Can You Feel the Love Tonight, though there's no indication yet if any of the songs introduced to the stage show will make it on screen. 

Disney is also due to release a live action remake of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, and in recent years has drawn upon its back catalogue with a live-action version of Cinderella and Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie getting the green light.