Disney’s live-action “The Lion King” finally gets official Disney+ release date

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Disney’s live-action The Lion King was a huge hit for the box office, earning a total of $1.656 billion globally!

And very soon, Disney fans can watch this box office hit in the comfort of their own homes thanks to Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+.

The Disney+ app has updated the live-action The Lion King with a trailer as well as an official release date! It will be coming to the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia on January 28, 2020 and the release date for the Netherlands is February 22, 2020!

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The 2019 live-action remake of The Lion King was directed and produced by Jon Favreau, written by Jeff Nathanson, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It stars the voices of Donald Glover (Simba), Seth Rogan (Pumbaa), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), Alfre Woodard (Sarabi), Billy Eichner (Timon), John Kani (Rafiki), John Oliver (Zazu), and Beyonce Knowles-Carter (Nala). James Earl Jones also reprises his role as Mufasa from the original film.

The story follows the same as the Disney Animated Classic where Simba, a young lion cub, must find his place as the rightful king of the Pride Lands, following the death of his father.

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In the meantime, subscribers to Disney+ can enjoy a wide variety of Disney Animated Classics like Frozen and The Princess and the Frog, Disney Channel Original Series like That’s So Raven and Lizzie McGuire, Disney Channel Original Movies like High School Musical and Teen Beach Movie, and more!

You can even stream Classic Disney Cartoons, Star Wars content, Marvel films, and National Geographic documentaries.

And for the holiday season, Disney+ offers several different Christmas films like Noelle, Home Alone, The Santa Clause, and others.

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If you aren’t yet signed up for Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, you can subscribe here.

Are you excited to see the live-action The Lion King come to Disney+? Let us know in the comments.

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