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It's hard to believe The Lion King came out 23 years ago – yeah, just let that sink in.

The Disney classic provided the soundtrack to some of our most precious childhood memories, and although we may not have seen it in a while, its message of loss, friendship and pride has stuck with us all this time.

However, a recent revelation about the film's family dynamics has us questioning everything we thought we knew about the beloved film.

In a recent interview with HelloGiggles, the film's director and producer, Rob Minkoff and Don Hahn, dropped the ultimate bombshell – Scar and Musfasa are not brothers.

Now, we know what you're thinking. Doesn't Mufasa refer to Scar as his brother while he's dangling from the cliff edge?

Yes. In fact, here's proof (fast forward to 1:30). 

Well, according to Don, he only does this because they're part of the same pride.

“We talked about the fact that it was very likely [Scar and Mufasa] would not have both the same parents,” he explained.

“The way lions operate in the wild…when the male lion gets old, another rogue lion comes and kills the head of the pride. What that does is it causes the female lions to go into heat , and then the new younger lion kills the king and then he kills all the babies. Now he’s the new lion that’s running the pride.”

He added: “Occasionally there are prides that do have two male lions, in an interesting dynamic because they’re not equals. One lion will always kind of be off in the shadows.”

"We were trying to use those animal truths to underpin the story so we sort of figured Scar and Mufasa couldn’t really be from the same gene pool."

Please excuse us while we question our entire existence. 



Disney is seriously committed to making live-action, updated versions of their classic cartoon flicks.

The Lion King is the next up and coming Disney live-action to hit our screens, and though it won't be here until 2019, there are already rumours circulating about who will be joining the cast of animal characters. 

Actors and comedians Seth Rogen and Billy Eichn are reported to be in final talks with Disney to voice the iconic duo Timon and Pumbaa, according to The Wrap

The pair are set to give new life to the unlikely duo, made of up a bemusing warthog and smart-mouthed meerkat, which first came to fame in the original film in 1994. 

Neither actor has commented on the exciting development, but fans are already delighted about the casting. 

The movie is officially scheduled for release on July 19 2019, and after the huge success of Beauty and the Beast, we can't wait to see the upcoming remake of Simba's journey. 

As long as The Circle of Life is still involved, we'll be happy. 



Disney is having a bit of love affair with live-action remakes, and after the success of Beauty and the Beast, we're not surprised.

The Lion King is the next cartoon classic set to get a realistic makeover, and Beyoncé  is the front runner to voice the female lead, Nala. 

The Grammy Award winning singer has not yet made a decision about taking the role, according to Variety


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The star has not yet accepted the role on the basis that she is currently enjoying her pregnancy with twins, but producers are reportedly more than happy to accommodate the busy mum's schedule. 

Donald Glover is set to voice Simba , while James Earl Jones will be taking up his original role as Mufasa, who he gave a voice to in the 1994 film.

The Lion King would be Queen B's first movie role in quite a while, but the star is quite accustomed to being on the big screen.


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Beyoncé was well received in her role in Dreamgirls. She has also previously appeared in Austin Powers, where she adopted the persona of Foxxy Cleopatra.

She has also performed in another voice-over role in Epic as Queen Tara, and she gave a dramatic display in the thriller Obsessed.

We seriously hope she takes the role!



If The Lion King is the first film you can remember shedding a tear (or 200) at, you're most definitely not alone.

The 1994 Disney classic was one of the first movies which forced many of us to consider not only our own mortality, but that of our parents'.

And Lord knows, it wasn't always easy viewing.

But as a nod to the film which helped shape our understanding of life's challenges and gave rise to our appreciation of the jungle's long-established king, we've compiled a list of lessons which Mufasa, Simba and the entire gang taught us.

Happy World Lion Day, ladies.

1. Holding your pet like this will ALWAYS be a worthwhile way to pass the time.

"Look, he loves it."

2. Comparing your drunk friend to Ed the Hyena is the easiest way to describe their level of intoxication.

"She's rocking back and forth now."

3. Play-fighting with your next door neighbour could let to Netflix and Chill sessions.

"Am I alone in my thinking here?"

4. Individuals who sound a little too slick and a little too charming aren't to be trusted.

"Scar-level slick, though?"

5. The post-nightclub walk with the squad is all the better if you imagine it like this.

"I'm Simba – he's so sassy"

6. Human dads don't respond as well to ear-biting as lion dads.

"Your father's had to go to the jaysusin A&E."

7. Allowing yourself to cry for three days straight over a small voice whimpering 'Dad' will always be acceptable.

"He just… he just didn't… didn't see it coming."

8. Pumba and Timon's friendship will always be the benchmark for all other friendships.

"See that, babes? That there is #SquadGoals."




The cast of the Broadway musical version of The Lion King took a break between shows to surprise people on the New York subway.