Disney is once again filling our nostalgic hearts with joy as they announced a live action version of The Lion King is in the works. As if this news couldn’t get any better; Jon Favreau will be directing the project. It has been put on a fast track, so let’s hope we see it soon! Just like its predecessors, the film will feature the classic songs we all know and love from the original smash hit. Obviously with its many awards and smash hit Broadway musical, The Lion King is a big deal. I believe Favreau will work the same magic he did on The Jungle Book, and this will be another awesome edition to Disney’s revisitation of their classics. He announced it on his Twitter page in one of the cutest ways possible; so I think he’s stoked. 


Disney has been in a groove releasing classics for the modern generation with the wild successes of Cinderella and The Jungle Book and the highly anticipated Beauty and the Beast releasing next year. Being a HUGE Disney fan all of my life, I was nervous about these films at first. After seeing The Jungle Book, I believe they are an awesome way of showing the classics to the new generation. Plus the project is in pretty capable hands!  

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Shelby has a deep love for gaming, anime, literature, margaritas, corgis, and all things nerdy. Her earliest memories include playing Super Mario World on the SNES with her aunt. Since then, her love of gaming has grown and she has come to accept all systems as equals. She is so excited to combine her two greatest passions: gaming and writing. Shelby is working towards an English degree at THE Ohio State University, and enjoys playing games like God of War and Uncharted when she isn't writing essays. Fun Fact, I didn't play Pokemon or read Harry Potter until I was 16; 16 was a good year! Stay Gold! <3