The remake of the animated Disney studios will be released at the cinema on Wednesday 17th July 2019. M6 takes the opportunity to broadcast the original film this Monday night.
Lovers of the Lion King have waited 25 years. 25 years to see in the clear and free the adventures of Simba, Timon and Pumbaa on French television. See you on M6 this Monday 15th July at 9.05pm.
— M6 (@M6) 11 July 2019
Released on 23rd November 1994 at the cinema in France, the Walt Disney Studios film won the following year two Oscars, with the Best Music and the Best Song for Can You Feel the Love Tonight.
Very high TV rights
M6 has snatched the rights at a high price in recent weeks and plans to take advantage of the release of the remake Wednesday, July 17 to gather several million spectators Monday night.
“We kept the film aside because there was this strong news of which we had known for some time. We knew that the feature film was going out so we waited to be connected, ” the channel told the newspaper 20 minutes.
At the time of its cinema release, more than 10.5 million viewers had seen the film in France. In the next ten years, more than 55 million copies had passed.