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    Posted on Sep 28, 2016

    People Have Lots Of Thoughts About New Remake Of "The Lion King"

    *Scar voice* "BE PREPAAAAARED"

    After the massive success of the live-action remake of The Jungle Book, Disney has commissioned director Jon Favreau to re-create that same magic with another beloved movie: The Lion King.

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    That's right, The Lion King, arguably every '90s kid's favorite animated movie, will be getting the "live-action" treatment. The news was confirmed by Disney in a press release.

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    Can a movie be live-action if it doesn't feature people?

    Favreau hinted at the remake earlier this morning via his Twitter account, and people have so many thoughts about what's to come.

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    Naturally, some were incredibly excited about it.

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    If you listen closely, you can hear Elton John singing "The Circle of Life," because that's how real the nostalgia is.

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    People are 👏 HYPE 👏, to say the least.

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    The reactions were both hilarious and expected.

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    Despite Favreau's reimagining of The Jungle Book being highly praised, some were skeptical of Disney's decision to remake another classic.

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    Because let's face it: No one wants to see a movie so near and dear to their heart ~potentially~ messed up by Hollywood's obsession with reboots and remakes.

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    With that said, there is at least one good reason to be optimistic about the forthcoming film. According to Disney, there will be original songs from the animated film in the remake.

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    This is not unlike what Disney is doing with other remakes, such as Beauty and the Beast, which debuts next year.

    So here's hoping the powers that be at Disney bless the new movie with fan favorite gems like "Be Prepared" and "I Just Can't Wait to Be King."

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    Unfortunately, this does mean we'll all have to relive the death of Mufasa once again. 😥

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    Why you gotta reopen old wounds, Disney?! WHY?!

    No official release date has been set for the film.

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