History Trivia / TheLionKing

10th Dec '17 11:08:08 AM nombretomado
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** It was the [[Disney/LiloAndStitch second-to-last]] traditionally animated film to be hugely financially successful. The following year saw the release of the first fully computer-animated feature, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', which blew the DisneyAnimatedCanon's own ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' out of the water (it didn't help that ''Pocahontas'' is the sole critical dud of the Renaissance, getting mixed reviews and a "Rotten" rating). The fact that it began Disney's string of [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks notoriously]] [[StrictlyFormula formulaic]] "be yourself" mega-musicals, which paled compared to flashy new [=CGI=] films, ended up souring the medium's reputation at the TurnOfTheMillennium, eventually leading to all Hollywood studios abandoning hand-drawn animation outright by the middle of the decade.

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** It was the [[Disney/LiloAndStitch second-to-last]] traditionally animated film to be hugely financially successful. The following year saw the release of the first fully computer-animated feature, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', which blew the DisneyAnimatedCanon's Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon's own ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' out of the water (it didn't help that ''Pocahontas'' is the sole critical dud of the Renaissance, getting mixed reviews and a "Rotten" rating). The fact that it began Disney's string of [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks notoriously]] [[StrictlyFormula formulaic]] "be yourself" mega-musicals, which paled compared to flashy new [=CGI=] films, ended up souring the medium's reputation at the TurnOfTheMillennium, eventually leading to all Hollywood studios abandoning hand-drawn animation outright by the middle of the decade.
2nd Nov '17 7:21:04 PM creader
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12th Sep '17 5:32:24 PM dsneybuf
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* CutSong: There are quite a few. A song for Mufasa to sing called "To Be King", a song for Sarabi titled "The Lion in the Moon", a reprise of "Be Prepared" and "Warthog Rhapsody", which was the original "Hakuna Matata" and was reworked for the midquel. Additionally, a "work in progress" trailer that was attached to the beginning of Disney's ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' Walt Disney Classics video had a snippet of a different version of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight", which the ''Lion King'' Deluxe Laserdisc included in its entirety. Unfortunately, only a few of these songs made it onto the later releases' bonus features, and none of them made it onto the Walt Disney Records Legacy Collection's 2014 reissue of the soundtrack. KeepCirculatingTheTapes indeed.

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* CutSong: There are quite a few. A song for Mufasa to sing called "To Be King", a song for Sarabi titled "The Lion in the Moon", a reprise of "Be Prepared" and "Warthog Rhapsody", which was the original "Hakuna Matata" and was reworked for the midquel. Additionally, a "work in progress" trailer that was attached to the beginning of Disney's ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' Walt Disney Classics video had a snippet of a different version of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight", which the ''Lion King'' Deluxe Laserdisc included in its entirety. Unfortunately, only a few of these songs made it onto the later releases' bonus features, and none of them only "Warthog Rhapsody" made it onto the Walt Disney Records Legacy Collection's 2014 reissue of the soundtrack. KeepCirculatingTheTapes indeed.
12th Sep '17 4:35:33 PM dsneybuf
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* CutSong: There are quite a few. A song for Mufasa to sing called "To Be King", a song for Sarabi titled "The Lion in the Moon", a reprise of "Be Prepared" and "Warthog Rhapsody", which was the original "Hakuna Matata" and was reworked for the midquel. Additionally, a "work in progress" trailer that was attached to the beginning of Disney's ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' Walt Disney Classics video had a snippet of a different version of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight", which the ''Lion King'' Deluxe Laserdisc included in its entirety. Unfortunately, only a few of these songs made it onto the later releases' bonus features. KeepCirculatingTheTapes indeed.

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* CutSong: There are quite a few. A song for Mufasa to sing called "To Be King", a song for Sarabi titled "The Lion in the Moon", a reprise of "Be Prepared" and "Warthog Rhapsody", which was the original "Hakuna Matata" and was reworked for the midquel. Additionally, a "work in progress" trailer that was attached to the beginning of Disney's ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' Walt Disney Classics video had a snippet of a different version of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight", which the ''Lion King'' Deluxe Laserdisc included in its entirety. Unfortunately, only a few of these songs made it onto the later releases' bonus features.features, and none of them made it onto the Walt Disney Records Legacy Collection's 2014 reissue of the soundtrack. KeepCirculatingTheTapes indeed.
4th Sep '17 5:19:57 PM dsneybuf
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* DVDCommentary: The Deluxe [=LaserDisc=] includes one by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff, and Don Hahn, the first commentary ever provided for a Disney movie. It accompanied ''TLK'' again on almost all of its subsequent home video re-releases.
29th Aug '17 12:40:16 AM gjjones
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** While the Mexican Spanish dub primarily uses professional voice actors for the characters, young Simba's singing voice was voiced by singer Kalimba Marichal.

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** While the Mexican Spanish dub primarily uses professional voice actors for the characters, singer Kalimba Marichal provided young Simba's singing voice was voiced by singer Kalimba Marichal.voice.



* ReferencedBy: [[ReferencedBy.TheLionKing See this page.]]

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* ReferencedBy: [[ReferencedBy.TheLionKing [[ReferencedBy/TheLionKing See this page.]]
29th Aug '17 12:39:18 AM gjjones
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** While the Mexican Spanish dub primarily uses professional voice actors for the characters, young Simba was voiced by singer Kalimba Marichal.

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** While the Mexican Spanish dub primarily uses professional voice actors for the characters, young Simba Simba's singing voice was voiced by singer Kalimba Marichal.
29th Aug '17 12:27:41 AM gjjones
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* AllStarCast: The film that started the trend of hiring [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a slew]] of name actors for an animated film rather than less well known voiceover specialists. Though it is not [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie the first]] to do so, it ''is'' the most successful movie in the Disney animated canon for a ''reason'' and this was a big part of it.

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* AllStarCast: AllStarCast:
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The film that started the trend of hiring [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a slew]] of name actors for an animated film rather than less well known voiceover specialists. Though it is not [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie the first]] to do so, it ''is'' the most successful movie in the Disney animated canon for a ''reason'' and this was a big part of it.it.
** While the Mexican Spanish dub primarily uses professional voice actors for the characters, young Simba was voiced by singer Kalimba Marichal.



* EndOfAnEra: In a number of ways.

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* EndOfAnEra: EndOfAnAge: In a number of ways.
16th Aug '17 7:39:24 AM dsneybuf
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: For the longest time, all three movies only got one Blu-Ray release back in 2011, in the US at least, and were delisted from iTunes for some reason. Luckily, Disney's ''finally'' giving all three films re-releases in standalone releases, with the first entering the Signature Collection Blu-Ray line.
4th Aug '17 7:27:55 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* CashCowFranchise: The most successful traditionally animated film of all time; spawned a hit [[Theatre/TheLionKing Broadway show]], which runs to this day, a DirectToVideo [[Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride sequel]] (and one midquel), an ''two'' [[WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa reasonably]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard successful]] TV series. Did we also mention that those series debuted ''twenty years apart''?
* CutSong: There are quite a few. A song for Mufasa to sing called "To Be King", a song for Sarabi titled "The Lion In The Moon", a reprise of "Be Prepared" and "Warthog Rhapsody", which was the original Hakuna Matata and was reworked for the midquel. Additionally, a "work in progress" trailer that was attached to the beginning of Disney's ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' Walt Disney Classics video had a snippet of a different version of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight", which the ''Lion King'' Deluxe Laserdisc included in its entirety. Unfortunately, only a few of these songs made it onto the later releases' bonus features. KeepCirculatingTheTapes indeed.

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* CashCowFranchise: The most successful traditionally animated film of all time; spawned a hit [[Theatre/TheLionKing Broadway show]], which runs to this day, a DirectToVideo [[Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride sequel]] (and one midquel), an and [[Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf a midquel]], and ''two'' [[WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa reasonably]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard successful]] TV series. Did we also mention that those series debuted ''twenty years apart''?
* CutSong: There are quite a few. A song for Mufasa to sing called "To Be King", a song for Sarabi titled "The Lion In The in the Moon", a reprise of "Be Prepared" and "Warthog Rhapsody", which was the original Hakuna Matata "Hakuna Matata" and was reworked for the midquel. Additionally, a "work in progress" trailer that was attached to the beginning of Disney's ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' Walt Disney Classics video had a snippet of a different version of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight", which the ''Lion King'' Deluxe Laserdisc included in its entirety. Unfortunately, only a few of these songs made it onto the later releases' bonus features. KeepCirculatingTheTapes indeed.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: For the longest time, all 3 movies only got one Blu-Ray release back in 2011, in the US at least, and were delisted from iTunes for some reason. Luckily, Disney's ''finally'' giving all 3 films rereleases in standalone releases, with the first entering the Signature Collection Blu-Ray line.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: For the longest time, all 3 three movies only got one Blu-Ray release back in 2011, in the US at least, and were delisted from iTunes for some reason. Luckily, Disney's ''finally'' giving all 3 three films rereleases re-releases in standalone releases, with the first entering the Signature Collection Blu-Ray line.



* MagnumOpusDissonance: Most of the top animators picked working on ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' instead of ''The Lion King'', as they thought that would become Disney's next critical darling/box office hit. Jeffrey Katzenberg, who was one of the main brains behind ''The Lion King'', was the biggest victim of this because this trope combo happened to him FOUR times (with ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' and ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' earliest, then ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', and ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' at Creator/DreamWorks later.)

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* MagnumOpusDissonance: Most of the top animators picked working on ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' instead of ''The Lion King'', as they thought that would become Disney's next critical darling/box office hit. Jeffrey Katzenberg, who was one of the main brains behind ''The Lion King'', was the biggest victim of this because this trope combo happened to him FOUR times (with ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' and ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' earliest, then ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', and ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' at Creator/DreamWorks Creator/DreamWorksAnimation later.)
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