You’ve probably watched The Lion King a few times, tearing up a little when Simba was raised up in the air and singing along to “Hakuna Matata.”
But did you know that song was almost left out of the movie? And that Cheech and Chong were almost added in?
You have to keep on readingtofind out just what we mean.
The movie was originally titled King of the Jungle.
Disney changed the name when they realized that, well, lions dont live in the jungle.
The original opening to the film was supposed to be a dialogue-heavy scene.
But the producers and animators were so impressed with composer Hans Zimmers score for the “Circle of Life” that they decided to change the beginning to the now iconic opening.
Jeremy Irons was reluctant to lend his voice as Scar.
But when he saw the animation he fell in love with the character, andnow you can’t imagine him sounding any other way.
When Simba collapses on the cliff, it appears that the pollen that flies off the cliff forms the word sex, but it was actually SFX, the abbreviation for the special-effects team that worked on the film.
Originally, producers intended to have “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” be a comical duet between Timon and Pumbaa.
It was storyboarded and even recorded.
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