Best Lion King Facts


The Top Ten

1 Pumbaa is the first Disney character to ever fart

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

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2 Originally named King of the Jungle

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

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

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

5 The 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

6 Can You Feel the Love Tonight was originally a duet between Timon & Pumbaa
7 It 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.

8 Mufasa was originally not supposed to appear after his death
9 Best selling home video of all time V 2 Comments
10 Best selling soundtrack for an animated film V 1 Comment

The Contenders

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

And the song had to be finished by another voice actor

13 Jeremy 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

14 Disney 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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