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Why Disney keeps going back in time

Disney is making new TV shows and movies that relate to older material. But why?
Herb Scribner, Deseret News Modified: June 11, 2014 at 12:05 pm •  Published: June 11, 2014

It’s time to talk about Disney going back in time.

On Tuesday, Disney revealed that it’s going to be airing a new show on its Disney Junior station: “The Lion Guard,” a spinoff, sequel television movie and series based off characters from “The Lion King.”

Following Simba and Nala’s newest cub, Kion, the story will include characters from the movies as the new, young cubs look to take care of the world around them.

“With the incredible success of 'The Lion King' spanning across both film and stage, we are very excited to see what kind of adventures these new stories and characters will take us on,” Disney said in a statement.

But “The Lion Guard” is just one example of Disney Channel going back in time and bringing back old series. Not only is it doing that with the new "Star Wars" movies, but also with the recent hit “Maleficient” and even “Girl Meets World” — a sequel series to the hit sitcom, “Boy Meets World.”

Why is it doing this, though?

It might be a way to bring together two types of audiences. ENSTARS reported that with “Girl Meets World,” Disney is looking to bring the fans of the “Boy Meets World” series back to its stations, as the new show follows the journey of Cory and Topanga, two 90s cultural stars.

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