History Trivia / TheLionKing

15th Jul '16 2:26:12 PM rjd1922
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* NonSingingVoice: Simba and Nala have separate actors for their speaking and singing voices, both young and adult.

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* NonSingingVoice: Simba and Nala have separate actors for their speaking and singing voices, both young and adult. Jeremy Irons sings some of Scar's lyrics, but partway through, the harsher lyrics were replaced by that of Creator/JimCummings, since Irons blew his voice out doing the [[ItMakesSenseInContext "YOU WON'T GET A SNIFF WITHOUT ME!"]] line in "[[VillainSong Be Prepared]]", [[JustifiedTrope resulting in]] Cummings subbing for him.
12th Jul '16 9:21:49 PM NWolfman
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** Shenzi was originally supposed to be voiced by [[Creator/CheechAndChong Tommy Chong]], and would have reunited Chong with his former comedy partner, Cheech Marin. However, the two were not on speaking terms at the time, and the character was changed into a female due to hyenas being matriarchal, with WhoopiGoldberg performing the voice. Cheech and Chong finally did reunite, however, in 2008.

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** Shenzi was originally supposed to be voiced by [[Creator/CheechAndChong Tommy Chong]], and would have reunited Chong with his former comedy partner, Cheech Marin. However, the two were not on speaking terms at the time, and the character was changed into a female due to hyenas being matriarchal, with WhoopiGoldberg performing the voice. Cheech and Chong finally did reunite, however, in 2008.have since reunited and Chong made his way into [[Disney/{{Zootopia}} another Disney production]].
12th Jul '16 9:20:00 PM NWolfman
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** This was one of the last, if not ''the'' last, hugely successful traditionally animated films. The DisneyAnimatedCanon's next feature, ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', saw a much cooler reception and began their string of [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks notoriously]] [[StrictlyFormula formulaic]] "be yourself" mega-musicals which paled in comparison to ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' that same year and would eventually result in the medium's complete departure from Hollywood.

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** This was one of the last, if not ''the'' last, hugely successful traditionally hand-drawn animated films. The following year saw the release of the first fully computer-animated feature, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', which blew the DisneyAnimatedCanon's next feature, ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', saw a much cooler reception and own ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' out of the water. The fact that it began their Disney's string of [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks notoriously]] [[StrictlyFormula formulaic]] "be yourself" mega-musicals mega-musicals, which paled in comparison compared to ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' that same year and would eventually result in flashy new [=CGI=] films, ended up souring the medium's complete departure from Hollywood.reputation at the TurnOfTheMillennium, eventually leading to all Hollywood studios abandoning hand-drawn animation outright by the middle of the decade.
12th Jul '16 9:13:17 PM NWolfman
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** This was one of the last, if not ''the'' last, hugely successful traditionally animated films. The DisneyAnimatedCanon's next feature, ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', saw a much cooler reception and, with Michael Eisner being the sole creative director of feature animation at Disney, began their string of [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks notoriously]] [[StrictlyFormula formulaic]] "be yourself" mega-musicals, especially when compared to then-newcomers Creator/{{Pixar}} blowing all competition out of the water the same year with ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.

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** This was one of the last, if not ''the'' last, hugely successful traditionally animated films. The DisneyAnimatedCanon's next feature, ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', saw a much cooler reception and, with Michael Eisner being the sole creative director of feature animation at Disney, and began their string of [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks notoriously]] [[StrictlyFormula formulaic]] "be yourself" mega-musicals, especially when compared mega-musicals which paled in comparison to then-newcomers Creator/{{Pixar}} blowing all competition out of the water the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' that same year with ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.and would eventually result in the medium's complete departure from Hollywood.
12th Jul '16 4:55:38 AM StFan
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** Timon and Pumbaa were nearly voiced by Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. This was suggested by Tim Rice, who wrote Hakuna Matata after watching ''{{Bottom}}''. The characters would have also been a lot more jerkish towards each other (basically Richie and Eddie as a meerkat and a warthog). However, Katzenberg thought this characterization was too unlikeable.

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** Timon and Pumbaa were nearly voiced by Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. This was suggested by Tim Rice, who wrote Hakuna Matata after watching ''{{Bottom}}''.''Series/{{Bottom}}''. The characters would have also been a lot more jerkish towards each other (basically Richie and Eddie as a meerkat and a warthog). However, Katzenberg thought this characterization was too unlikeable.
15th Jun '16 10:54:35 PM NWolfman
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** This was one of the last hugely successful traditionally animated films. The DisneyAnimatedCanon's next feature, ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', saw a much cooler reception and, with Michael Eisner being the sole creative director of feature animation at Disney, began their string of [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks notoriously]] [[StrictlyFormula formulaic]] "be yourself" mega-musicals, especially when compared to then-newcomers Creator/{{Pixar}} blowing all competition out of the water the same year with ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.

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** This was one of the last last, if not ''the'' last, hugely successful traditionally animated films. The DisneyAnimatedCanon's next feature, ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', saw a much cooler reception and, with Michael Eisner being the sole creative director of feature animation at Disney, began their string of [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks notoriously]] [[StrictlyFormula formulaic]] "be yourself" mega-musicals, especially when compared to then-newcomers Creator/{{Pixar}} blowing all competition out of the water the same year with ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.
12th Jun '16 4:28:39 PM NWolfman
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* EndOfAnEra: In a number of ways.
** It was the last Disney feature to be produced by the power duo of Jeff Katzenberg and Michael Eisner, who's power struggle for control of the company led to their seething hatred of one another and had finally gotten out of control when their mediator Frank Wells died in a helicopter crash. Katzenberg, who had felt as though his contributions to the films he produced were being taken for granted, left Disney following his lobbying for CEO to found Creator/DreamWorksAnimation.
** This was one of the last hugely successful traditionally animated films. The DisneyAnimatedCanon's next feature, ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', saw a much cooler reception and, with Michael Eisner being the sole creative director of feature animation at Disney, began their string of [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks notoriously]] [[StrictlyFormula formulaic]] "be yourself" mega-musicals, especially when compared to then-newcomers Creator/{{Pixar}} blowing all competition out of the water the same year with ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.
24th May '16 3:51:02 PM jameygamer
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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'' ''WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics'' video had a snippet of a different version of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight". 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'' ''WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics'' WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics video had a snippet of a different version of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight". KeepCirculatingTheTapes Indeed.
30th Apr '16 9:31:04 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.
** Warthog Rhapsody made it into the musical, as did the best known cut song, "Morning Report", a song which was also restored to the later DVD releases. "The Madness of King Scar" in the musical is based off of a cut song/scene in the film.
** A "work in progress" trailer that was attached to the beginning of Disney's ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]]'' video had a snippet of a different version of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight". 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.
** Warthog Rhapsody made it into the musical, as did the best known cut song, "Morning Report",
midquel. Additionally, a song which was also restored to the later DVD releases. "The Madness of King Scar" in the musical is based off of a cut song/scene in the film.
** A
"work in progress" trailer that was attached to the beginning of Disney's ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]]'' ''WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics'' video had a snippet of a different version of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight". KeepCirculatingTheTapes Indeed.
14th Apr '16 7:53:35 AM 06tele
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** Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, normally associated with playing sympathetic, wise and/or funny characters and the TropeNamer for the WhoopiEpiphanySpeech, does the voice of a malevolent and thuggish hyena.
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