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  • Heartwarming Moments: Thin and XL managing to figure out how to use the teleportation powers of their amulets in the final episode, reuniting Simba, Buckshot and all their friends from the jungle. This also means that they can all now visit each other whenever they want without difficulty.
  • Ho Yay: Simba and Buckshot are quite touchy feely as children, especially in episode nine. This does not diminish once they get older, and Simba needs more convincing than he probably should to leave Buckshot's side and go home to his new bride.
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  • Jerkass Woobie: Kurdy. While he serves Shere Khan and indirectly (but intentionally as well) killed Buckshot's mother, it can be hard to not feel sorry for him when everyone, including Shere Khan's other minions, abuse him and make fun of him. Shere Khan himself often beats him up, verbally abuses him and even when complimenting him he acts condescendingly. One has to wonder if him serving Shere Khan is his way of snapping at the rest of the jungle. On the other hand, he also seems terrified of Shere Khan, leaving us to think if he really is serving him out of his own will.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Some things in the series, like the more deranged animation in some scenes and Shere Khan himself (particularly when his eyes glow madly as he beats up Kurdy) can be a little disturbing.
    • One of the very early episodes aims to teach children why they shouldn't stare into the sun. Rather than simply explaining, we get to watch a snake do exactly this until her eyes are burned and weeping. Oddly enough, the scene also provides a Heartwarming Moment in the form of her rather wonderful mate, who promises to hunt for her and be her eyes from then on.
  • The Scrappy: Toy the dog is this.
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    • The canary and Thin and XL are this to a lesser extent.
  • So Bad, It's Good: This is a very, very weird show, and generally speaking, you either love it or hate it.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Toy the dog has a feminine appearance and voice, but is referred to as a he by the other characters.
    • In the Swedish dub, Buckshot here called Bambi- has a female voice actress and Simba's siblings had male voices while young. Bambi is at least referred to as a he, but more than one viewer was confused when Simba's "brothers" grew up into lionesses.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: While the series is clearly aimed at a young audience, it goes into darker themes frequently. In fact, its opening scene had the Lion King being shot by poachers in front of his two young daughters, with them screaming and him bleeding to death on screen.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: As described by Saberspark, the show features mice with lasers & flamethrowers, characters drinking alcohol, a dinosaur as one of the main characters, a large anthropomorphic tree, a pedophilic relationship between Simba's daughter & an adult dog (which her mother doesn't approve of not because he's an adult, but because he's a dog), magical powers, and soccer. And that's not even the half of it.
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