Disney’s 1994 hit animated movie The Lion King is getting a remake and fans are desperately awaiting its release. Now here’s another news related to the movie that is sure to get fans even more excited, reports Insider. Hasbro has just announced that it’s releasing a version of the popular board game, Monopoly, themed after the Oscar-winning movie! While it has been featured before in Monopoly’s Disney Animation edition of the game, this one is unlike another other. Jen Boswinkel, Hasbro’s senior director of global brand strategy and marketing said, “We know fans love pop culture integrations with their favorite games and with the 25th anniversary of the original motion picture and the release of the live-action film in July, fans will be clamoring for ways to celebrate the classic movie.”
The classic family game has paired up with the Oscar-winning movie to bring us what is arguably the best Monopoly version to date. The game follows Simba’s journey to becoming king, and the locations and properties on the board are made up of key moments in the film.
The classic pieces have been redesigned as the 1994 film’s key characters, including Mufasa, Scar, Simba, Nala, Timon and Pumba. Hotels and houses are replaced by beetles and grubs, while the train stations are now a rhino, elephant, antelope and a wildebeest.