Long live the (lion) King
Recycling ideas is an indiscretion that apparently all production companies make. There’s only a limited number of stories out there, and why waste a good idea? If something works – remake it. This is probably the same thought that triggers all the recent Disney remakes, and it works.
So maybe The Lion King isn’t Disney’s original idea, but you must admit – they did a good job with it, and rumor has it that the remake is just as good as the original.