Best Lion King Facts

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1Pumbaa is the first Disney character to ever fart

If this happened I'd kill myself. It's so helpful!

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2Originally named King of the Jungle

Disney changed the name to the lion king when they realized lions don't live in the jungle. - Ajkloth

3Be Prepared was inspired by footage of Nazis marching by Adolfo Hitler on a podium
4Scar was originally not related to Mufasa

Disney thought it would be more interesting if he was related. - Ajkloth

5The Lion King and Pocahontas were in production at the same time

Disney thought Pocahontas was going to be more popular than the lion king - Ajkloth

6Can You Feel the Love Tonight was originally a duet between Timon & Pumbaa
7It took about 3 years to animate the 2 1/2 minute wildabeast stampede scene

Whoah, now this is insane. However, I'm not so sure how much of this is true. Obviously this wasnt the only scene of the only movie they were working on at the time. It was probably very spaced out.

8Mufasa was originally not supposed to appear after his death
9Best selling home video of all time

Over 10 million copies sold - Ajkloth

This is a awesome record.

10Best selling soundtrack for an animated film

Also Over 10 million copies sold - Ajkloth

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11Disney originally wanted Sean Connery to voice Mufasa
12Jeremy Irons hurt his voice singing "Be Prepared"

And the song had to be finished by another voice actor

13Jeremy Irons did many takes for Scar's voice

He portrayed the voice in so many different ways that the animators didn't know which to choose because they were all good

14Disney got sued by an activist for the defamation of spotted hyenas

No wonder why portraying hyenas a villains is wrong and a tired old trope that should be abandoned by now.

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