Like most streaming services, Disney+ has been doing extremely well lately with people spending more time at home. Disney’s streaming platform recently surpassed 50 million subscriptions since launching on November 12 of last year.
Now, rumors indicate that Walt Disney Studios is planning a Lion King spin-off series featuring Simba’s sidekicks, Timon and Pumbaa! Disney has tried Timon and Pumbaa-centric content before, notably with 2004’s Lion King 1 1/2.
The direct-to-video animated movie showcased the misadventures of the and warthog duo before they met and taught him the ways of the “ ” life.
has already created a spinoff with Junior‘s series. The children’s show follows the future of via the adventures of his son, Kyon.
There has been no confirmation about whether or not the possible Disney+ original series will feature characters from the 1994 Disney’s The Lion King animated film or the new version of the movie. Though, we can guess the reported Disney+ Lion King series would likely be a comedy and could potentially feature Billy Eichner (Timon) and Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), who voiced the beloved Disney characters in the 2019 live action Lion King remake.
Although Disney has yet to confirm anything about an upcoming streaming Timon and Pumbaa series, they have recently announced several original Disney+ series. New original content is necessary to keep Disney in the streaming game against industry giants like Netflix.
Furthermore, Disney+ executives have confirmed a Robin Hood remake featuring the characters from the 1973 Walt Disney classic and a Beauty and the Beast prequel series following Gaston and LeFou. Josh Gad is set to reprise his role as Gaston’s sidekick.