History Disney / TheLionKing

20th Jan '17 2:23:55 PM CJCroen1393
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* ShownTheirWork: Yes, lion cubs can and ''do'' eat bugs, and live off them if necessary. (Though it's much more of a stretch to imagine an ''adult'' lion living off them). Also, the fight between Simba and Scar (rearing up and furiously cuffing each other) is based off of how male lions actually fight, as their manes provide some protection to the neck.

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Yes, lion cubs can and ''do'' eat bugs, and live off them if necessary. (Though it's much more of a stretch to imagine an ''adult'' lion living off them). Also, the
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fight between Simba and Scar (rearing up and furiously cuffing each other) is based off of how male lions actually fight, as their manes provide some protection to the neck.


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** Zazu briefly mentions elephants getting annoyed at tick birds pecking at them. Contrary to popular belief, tick birds/oxpeckers are thought by many zoologists to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxpecker#Diet_and_feeding actually be parasitic birds that are really after an animals blood]] (they typically eat ticks that are already bloated with blood, which seems contradictory to their supposed duties as custodians) and even when they do seem to be trying to help, it's clear from their hosts' reactions that they [[StopHelpingMe don't appreciate it]]. Elephants have actually been reported to try and dislodge tick birds, in fact, an occurrence which Zazu may well be referring to.
18th Jan '17 7:48:36 AM dsneybuf
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** Zazu's morning report. The cut song has even more of them.

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** Zazu's morning report. The cut Special Edition's new song has even more of them.



* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: We all know someone who feels "Morning Report" was an unneeded addition to the film, since the movie didn't have it originally. It isn't a terrible song, nor ''completely'' irrelevant (it's in the stage versions of the movie, too). It didn't exactly advance the plot or provide much (if any) character development, but it ''was'' intended to be in the original production (and is in the Special Edition).

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* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: We all know someone who feels "Morning Report" was an unneeded addition to the film, since the movie didn't have it originally. originally, nor in prints and home video releases struck from 2011 onward. It isn't a terrible song, nor ''completely'' irrelevant (it's in the stage versions of the movie, too). It too), but it didn't exactly advance the plot or provide much (if any) character development, but it ''was'' intended to be in the original production (and is in the Special Edition).development.
15th Jan '17 9:01:22 AM AnthonyMercer
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* {{Tyrannicide}}: At the end of the movie it is implied that Scar is killed (and devoured) by his own starving hyena henchmen.



* {{Tyrannicide}}: At the end of the movie it is implied that Scar is killed (and devoured) by his own starving hyena henchmen.
13th Jan '17 4:47:34 AM Omeganian
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*** Some may object that Mufasa would have curbed this trait by teaching him how to rule the kingdom; but it is debatable. One can find the admonition he gives to his son a little too short and light-hearted for the case of a child who barely died with his friend by going into a place he was ''explicitly'' told not to by ''two'' people on the very day. In parallel, Sarabi seems careless enough to let the crown prince couple take a stroll under the lone supervision of a small powerless hornbill.

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*** Some may object that Mufasa would have curbed this trait by teaching him how to rule the kingdom; but it is debatable. One can find the admonition he gives to his son a little too short and light-hearted for the case of a child who barely nearly died with his friend by going into a place he was ''explicitly'' told not to by ''two'' people on the very day. In parallel, Sarabi seems careless enough to let the crown prince couple take a stroll under the lone supervision of a small powerless hornbill.
9th Jan '17 8:41:07 PM SnowyWolf
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*** In general, the pride operates much closer to a human monarchy than an actual lion pride, with a clear line of succession, a monogamous ruling couple, and even royal advisers and arranged marriages.


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** A relativity small thing, but none of the cubs in either of the movies seem to be part of a litter. Though lionesses typically have small litters (usually just two or three cubs at a time)and having a single cub is certainly possible, to have all of these cubs being single births is quite bizarre.
9th Jan '17 3:31:16 PM Az_Tech341
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* InsultMisfire: [[PlayingWithATrope Zig-zagged]]:
-->'''Simba''': Zazu, you told me they were nothing but slobbering mangy stupid poachers.\\
'''Zazu''': Ixnay on the upidstey.
'''Bonsai''': Who you calling 'upidstey'?
31st Dec '16 7:33:50 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* MisplacedVegetation: The when Banzai falls into the thorns and suffers some AmusingInjuries, Shenzi jokingly calls him "cactus butt". There are no cacti in Africa, and the plants that hurt Banzai don't look like cacti, so they probably just used this word because "cactus butt" [[InherentlyFunnyWords sounds funnier]] than "thorn butt".

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* MisplacedVegetation: The when Banzai falls into the thorns and suffers some AmusingInjuries, Shenzi jokingly calls him "cactus butt". There are no traditional-looking cacti in Africa, and the plants that hurt Banzai don't look like cacti, so they probably just used this word because "cactus butt" [[InherentlyFunnyWords sounds funnier]] than "thorn butt".
30th Dec '16 10:37:17 AM dbsamurai
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*** According to ''The Lion King: Six New Adventures'', his Swahili name is Taka, meaning both "garbage" and "want". He certainly wants his brother's kingdom, and being named garbage his whole life might explain his envy of his brother, see below.
** Mufasa means king, and he's king of the Pride Lands and the elder of two brothers.
13th Dec '16 7:02:38 AM axle-k89
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Ed is usually seen laughing or goofing about. At the end, though, he is visibly pissed off and glaring straight at Scar. Even Shenzi and Banzai look worried at Ed's change of mood.


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* TheVoiceless: Ed doesn't speak, instead communicating through body language and laughing.
12th Dec '16 11:08:57 PM CJCroen1393
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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Both sides of the final battle display this--on Scar's side, the hyenas prove themselves to be viciously brutal killers. On Simba's side, Rafiki shows that [[BadassGrandpa you shouldn't judge him based on his age]], while [[DeadpanSnarker Timon]], [[{{Gasshole}} Pumbaa]] and [[NoRespectGuy Zazu]] manage to beat up Shenzi and Banzai offscreen.



* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: We do see the events leading up to it, but sadly for the fans, Timon, and Pumbaa teaming up to scare away Shenzi and Banzai takes place entirely offscreen. Still pretty epic for some, though.

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: We do see the events leading up to it, but sadly for the fans, Timon, and Pumbaa and Zazu teaming up to scare away Shenzi and Banzai takes place entirely offscreen. Still pretty epic for some, though.
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