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17th Jul 2019

How to watch the original Lion King movie before the remake comes out

Keeley Ryan

The Lion King is on its way back to cinemas.

The animated classic first roared into cinemas back in 1994, before taking the box office by storm.

It’s one of the Disney movies that we will always be able to watch again and again – even though we know we’ll burst into tears at *that* Simba and Mufasa scene every time.

You know the one we’re talking about…

But with the live action remake due to hit cinemas in just a few days, we figured there’s no better time to take a stroll down memory lane

So, if you’re like us and hoping to watch the original Simba et al again, we’ve got some good news – there are plenty of ways to see it once again.

The Lion King isn’t on Netflix, however a number of other streaming services have it available – as well as its sequels.

Not only can you stream The Lion King on Amazon Prime, you can also watch The Lion King 1 1/2 and The Lion King 2

And if you don’t have Prime, you are also able to buy the films on DVD (as well as the The Lion King 3 and the box set).

DisneyLife – a Disney-centric subscription service – have The Lion King, The Lion King 2 and The Lion King 3. 

A membership to the streaming service costs €6.99 a month, but they also offer a free seven day trial period.

And the Sky Store and NOW TV are making sure that you’ll be able to catch up with all of The Lion King films before the remake hits cinemas.

The Lion King Movie Box Set is available on the Sky Store, and so are (almost) each of the individual films: The Lion KingThe Lion King 1 1/2, and The Lion King 2.

As for NOW TV, they have The Lion King, The Lion King 1 1/2 and The Lion King 2

It’s also available on YouTube, GooglePlay, and the iTunes store.

  • The Lion King hits cinemas on July 19.