History YMMV / TheLionKing

7th Feb '16 2:07:32 PM nombretomado
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*** The most famous iteration of ''Kimba'' in the West, the anime made in the 1960s [[InternationalCoproduction with help from NBC]], also contains a lot more, ah... ''fantastical'' elements, such as [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever giant radioactive grasshoppers]] and unfrozen mammoths, and is far more comedic in tone than ''The Lion King'', while still being DarkerAndEdgier than its [[TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Western contemporaries]]. The Lion King focuses more on heavier themes like guilt, the loss of a father/king, and accepting responsibility - it actually started a trend for Disney films to be DarkerAndEdgier, in that its follow-ups, ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' and ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' often dealt with much heavier themes such as racism and war to variable success. However, The Lion King is STILL LighterAndSofter than the Kimba manga and later remakes of the series, which often edged into [[BittersweetEnding Bittersweet]] or even {{Downer Ending}}s.
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*** The most famous iteration of ''Kimba'' in the West, the anime made in the 1960s [[InternationalCoproduction with help from NBC]], also contains a lot more, ah... ''fantastical'' elements, such as [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever giant radioactive grasshoppers]] and unfrozen mammoths, and is far more comedic in tone than ''The Lion King'', while still being DarkerAndEdgier than its [[TheDarkAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Western contemporaries]]. The Lion King focuses more on heavier themes like guilt, the loss of a father/king, and accepting responsibility - it actually started a trend for Disney films to be DarkerAndEdgier, in that its follow-ups, ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' and ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' often dealt with much heavier themes such as racism and war to variable success. However, The Lion King is STILL LighterAndSofter than the Kimba manga and later remakes of the series, which often edged into [[BittersweetEnding Bittersweet]] or even {{Downer Ending}}s.
4th Feb '16 8:26:42 AM Berrenta
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Since Katzenberg doesn't have a Creator page, moving part of this to Trivia.
* MagnumOpus: ** The movie is considered one of the contenders for the best Disney animated movie in [[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation Disney Renaissance]], if not all of Disney's animated movies. ** As far as the movies he's overseen goes, former Disney studio chief and DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg considers ''The Lion King'' to be his Magnum Opus. It's the one film he's vowed to watch again someday (sadly, this happened to be his GrandFinale release for [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Walt Disney Feature Animation;]] he was sent out the door a few months after the film's premiere, and wasn't allowed to go to the U.K. premiere when Elton John bailed out of a party he was supposed to host).
29th Jan '16 4:27:23 PM Eagal
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** Due to the fact that Scar has a childish view of being king, like Simba, whose a cub, it could be argued that Scar is a ManChild. What doesn't help is that he does act very immature throughout the film. At first, he just acts like a moody teenager, acting rebellious towards Mufasa, Zazu, and Simba. However, as it becomes clear that he only wants to become king for the reason a child would, he acts like a toddler, throwing temper tantrums at anyone who makes him angry in the way a small child would. What doesn't help make him seem any more mature is that he is envious of Mufasa and Simba in a way a small child would be envious of someone, as he wants something just because someone else has it.
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** Due to the fact that Scar has a childish view of being king, like Simba, whose who's a cub, it could be argued that Scar is a ManChild. What doesn't help is that he does act very immature throughout the film. At first, he just acts like a moody teenager, acting rebellious towards Mufasa, Zazu, and Simba. However, as it becomes clear that he only wants to become king for the reason a child would, he acts like a toddler, throwing temper tantrums at anyone who makes him angry in the way a small child would. What doesn't help make him seem any more mature is that he is envious of Mufasa and Simba in a way a small child would be envious of someone, as he wants something just because someone else has it.
29th Jan '16 4:26:53 PM Eagal
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* TheWoobie: Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Sarabi, Zazu, and the Hyenas are all Woobies for various reasons.
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* TheWoobie: Simba, Mufasa, Nala, Sarabi, TheWoobie: ** Simba's father was murdered by his uncle, who made him think it was his fault. ** Mufasa was betrayed and murdered by his own brother, [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter whom he trusted implicitly]]. ** Nala's best friend ran away from home after his father died and she grew up under Scar's despotic rule. ** Sarabi. Her husband was murdered and he was forced to serve the guy who did it. ** Zazu, in much the same way as Sarabi. His best friend was murdered and he was forced to serve the guy who did it. ** The Hyenas are all Woobies more of the JerkAssWoobie variety. As much as they worked for various reasons.Scar it was more out of desperation for food and being too stupid to realize that Scar was only using them.
29th Jan '16 4:12:42 PM Eagal
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Sugar wiki stuff goes in the Sugar Wiki. Disney has its own Awesome Music subpage
* AwesomeMusic: Creator/HansZimmer's whole score for the film. With some help from Lebo M with his choral arrangements, this score turned Zimmer from a relative movie musical nobody to the equal of Music/JohnWilliams in the public eyes ** The stage musical contains several exclusive songs like "Endless Night", "Shadowland", and the musical's take on "They Live In You"/"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T239kqN7yq4 He Lives In You]]" stand out, as do its takes on "Can You Feel the Love Tonight", "Circle of Life", "Hakuna Matata" and "I Just Can't Wait to be King". "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUA6rvPnigs Be Prepared]]" is also quite good, but it naturally falls short of the sheer badass Creator/JeremyIrons and Creator/JimCummings brought to the song.
21st Jan '16 10:52:05 PM Premonition45
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Simply having plenty positive traits doesn't make a character a Mary Sue.
* MarySue: Nala is portrayed as having a few too many positive traits.
18th Jan '16 4:50:49 PM SunriseWarrior
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* MarySue: Nala is portrayed as having a few too many, positive traits.
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* MarySue: Nala is portrayed as having a few too many, many positive traits.
7th Jan '16 5:54:24 PM DoctorCooper
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: {{Averted}} with the console games; while they are [[NintendoHard tough]], they're still solid games. Played straight with the NES and Game Boy ports of the games, which feel like lesser derivatives of the Genesis/Super Nintendo games; the former [[ObviousBeta wasn't even finished]]!
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: {{Averted}} [[SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames Averted with the console games; games]]; while they are [[NintendoHard tough]], they're still solid games. Played straight with the NES and Game Boy ports of the games, which feel like lesser derivatives of the Genesis/Super Nintendo games; the former [[ObviousBeta wasn't even finished]]!
3rd Jan '16 2:00:48 PM Premonition45
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*** When [[DarthVaderClone Kylo]] [[TheHeavy Ren]] was first shown in the months leading to the release of ''Franchise/StarWars Episode VII: ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/e3b8f9487818367f0bc4c3555de9ea45/tumblr_o015hw3TPs1rey868o1_500.jpg a popular image]] showed him being held by Darth Vader (the joke being that Creator/JamesEarlJones [[ActorAllusion voiced both Vader and Mufasa]]). It became HilariousInHindsight when the film revealed that [[spoiler:Kylo Ren was Vader's grandson.]]
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*** When [[DarthVaderClone Kylo]] [[TheHeavy Ren]] was first shown in the months leading to the release of ''Franchise/StarWars Episode VII: ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Film/TheForceAwakens'', [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/e3b8f9487818367f0bc4c3555de9ea45/tumblr_o015hw3TPs1rey868o1_500.jpg a popular image]] showed him being held by Darth Vader (the joke being that Creator/JamesEarlJones [[ActorAllusion voiced both Vader and Mufasa]]). It became HilariousInHindsight when the film revealed that [[spoiler:Kylo Ren was Vader's grandson.]]
3rd Jan '16 1:54:02 PM Premonition45
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*** When [[DarthVaderClone Kylo]] [[TheHeavy Ren]] was first shown in the months leading to the release of ''Franchise/StarWars pisode VII: ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/e3b8f9487818367f0bc4c3555de9ea45/tumblr_o015hw3TPs1rey868o1_500.jpg a popular image]] showed him being held by Darth Vader (the joke being that Creator/JamesEarlJones [[ActorAllusion voiced both Vader and Mufasa]]). It became HilariousInHindsight when the film revealed that [[spoiler:Kylo Ren was Vader's grandson.]]
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*** When [[DarthVaderClone Kylo]] [[TheHeavy Ren]] was first shown in the months leading to the release of ''Franchise/StarWars pisode Episode VII: ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/e3b8f9487818367f0bc4c3555de9ea45/tumblr_o015hw3TPs1rey868o1_500.jpg a popular image]] showed him being held by Darth Vader (the joke being that Creator/JamesEarlJones [[ActorAllusion voiced both Vader and Mufasa]]). It became HilariousInHindsight when the film revealed that [[spoiler:Kylo Ren was Vader's grandson.]]
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