The Lion King is a Disney basic. Its affect crosses generations — however what if we informed you the story of a fatherless cub overcoming a tyrant uncle has all been … a lie?
Disney revealed earlier this week that Mufasa and Scar are not brothers. Um, what? The truth that Scar is Simba’s blood relative is what makes his cruelty that rather more depraved (and is, arguably, the entire level of the film).
Producer Don Hahn clarified to HelloGiggles that, within the wild, there aren’t lion “brothers” per say.
“The best way lions function … when the male lion will get previous, one other rogue lion comes and kills the top of the satisfaction …” he defined. “Then the brand new, youthful lion kills the king after which he kills all of the infants. Now he is the brand new lion that is operating the satisfaction.”
“Sometimes there are prides that do have two male lions, in an fascinating dynamic as a result of they are not equals [since they don’t have the same parents],” Hahn continued. “One lion will all the time sort of be off within the shadows. We have been making an attempt to make use of these animal truths to underpin the story so we type of figured Scar and Mufasa could not actually be from the identical gene pool.”
So when Mufasa refers to Scar as his brother, it is solely as a result of they’re a part of the identical satisfaction
In line with Hahn, Scar even hints at this within the film with the road, “I am from the shallow finish of the gene pool.”
Individuals do not know what to do with this surprising information — some even really feel betrayed.
Others can not seem to course of the revelation.
All that apart, Simba honors his father by avenging his demise both approach. The 1994 movie ought to nonetheless be on the prime of your loved ones film-night time bucket record if it is not already.
The Lion King nonetheless proves to be a Disney film your youngsters, their youngsters and their youngsters’s youngsters will love — even when they will not know the heartbreak of this sudden information.