Subscriber Account active since. From double entendres to obscure pop-culture references, the classic Disney film has plenty of lines that were seemingly written for parents and not their children. Zazu says this to Scar, in reference to Mufasa, after Scar intentionally skipped Simba's anointing ceremony on Pride Rock. It's probably safe to say that most kids watching in the mids had absolutely no clue what a hernia was.
Clever references in 'The Lion King' that went over your head as a kid - Insider
But as many pour into theaters to see this newest reboot, I became interested in taking a deeper look at the original film with my adult eyes — and, in doing so, came to realize a few things I never noticed as a kid. This, I presume, may be the reason the film almost did a pivot for its new adaptation. Can you feel that love tonight? Younger siblings get a raw deal: As a kid, it was only natural to look at Scar as the villain everyone wanted to see trampled by Simba. Everything is given to the eldest male heir and his family; thus Scar was well aware that he would never be able to inherit anything as a second, younger sibling.
7 Things All Adult Lion King Fans Know to Be True
Simba is the main character of Disney's The Lion King franchise. Aquino animated the character as he appears as an adult. Simba was inspired by the character Bambi from Disney's Bambi , as well as the stories of Moses and Joseph from the Bible. Additionally, several similarities have been drawn between Simba and Prince Hamlet from William Shakespeare 's Hamlet. Simba is a Swahili word for lion , reflecting Simba's origins in sub-Saharan Africa.
In the opening scene, the young, newborn prince is held aloft on Pride Rock by Rafiki to mark the beginning of a new era and the continuation of the circle of life. The Lion King then jumps forward to Simba as a cub, where he's forced to watch his villainous uncle Scar steal the throne, casting Mufasa to his death in one of cinema's most iconic scenes. As Simba leaves his home and ventures out into the wild, he befriends Timon and Pumbaa.