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Review by deedragongirl posted 6 months ago
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I love this poster.
Hi guys, I love this film from the bottom of my heart, so I'll writing a short review about the film as well as the musical scores and the songs of the legendary film that brought us together.

The Story

Based on Shakepeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. The story has provides moral values that we learn in our lives as we grow up, the first one is the put your past behind you and yes, it DOES hurt sometimes. But, we all change it and that we need to improve the future!
The film also promotes parental love, yes we make mistakes in our lives and we learn from it. I truly appreciate that! I was also very sad that Mufasa was killed by his wicked brother, Scar who usurps the throne successfully. But Scar pays a price when the hyenas turn their backs on him by murdering him after the former betrays them.

The Musical Scores & Songs

I love the songs because it introduces me to African music and it will teleport me to Africa! I hope to see the musical soon, one of the most scariest and dramatic musical scores is 'King of Pride Rock', the first half was scarier as if it was a haunted mansion theme music or...
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Review by bendaimmortal posted 8 months ago
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Yes, I know in some cases these people aren't critisising the character so much as the people who wrote him. But I can't defend all the people who have developed Simba at The Walt Disney Company because some of them really messed up, so that title will have to do.

Confused Matthew on YouTube and some others criticise that SImba's adult version is completely unrelated to the child version of him. Essentially that his character development was abandoned in the middle of the film. Also, when reviewing "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar", most seem to label Simba as a racist because he disapproves of Kion's choice of the Guard members who are not lions. (By the way, that would actually be a species...ist and not a racist. But I personally don't think he's either.) Anyway, and they say that that's wrong because SImba should know better having been "raised by a meerkat and a warthog".

I totally disagree on all those matters.

Simba had no chance to develop as a person because Timon and Pumbaa kept him from maturing what with their immature Hakuna Matata life philosophy while he also suffered deep depression and guilt through all those...
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Review by bendaimmortal posted 8 months ago
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I think everyone who has seen "The Lion King" and "The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride" movies can agree that "The Lion Guard" doesn't do
a very good job with fitting in there. I have only seen all of "The Return of the Roar" and several clips from some other episodes. But that's enough to conclude that this TV show fails miserably as a Lion King series. I'm sure the majority of my fellow Millenials from this fanbase agree with me, but I know there are Lion King fans who nonetheless enjoy and love this new series. Fans who don't think it sucks. Good for you, guys, if you can find something to enjoy in it. You manage to be much happier than the rest of us. So, I respect your opinion and feelings but allow me to explain why I think this show sucks. And what that big fat 'but' in the title is all about.

"The Lion Guard" adds magical superpowers and mythos that doesn't fit in the world of those first two films. In "The Lion King" and "The Lion King 2" the only magic that happened was Rafiki being able to summon Mufasa's spirit and talk to that spirit. It was spiritual and very specific kind of magic and the only character who was able to practice it was Rafiki who...
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Article by deedragongirl posted 10 months ago
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Remember who you are!
Hi guys, I will be doing another comparison between 2 movies. Only this time, it is the Lion King and Titanic. Two highest grossing films of our generations!

The Lion King

This was the very first movie that I watched and I love all of the songs. However, the story is based on Shakespeare's Hamlet: Prince of Denmark. Unlike the latter, Mufasa's death is really graphic that I feel disturbed about it and hearing Mufasa's scream down to his death if I were in Simba's place!
Scar is portrayed as a paranoid psychopath, whenever somebody mention his dead brother. He will flies into rage! In fact, he reminds me of Caledon Hockley in Titanic. I will be talking about that later, Simba is of course a carbon copy of Hamlet, and he also sees his dad's spirit later in the movie. It was a very motivational and moving scene that I cried my heart out!
Unlike The Lion King, Hamlet has a sad ending in which the title character dies after he fights with his uncle. Before this, he tells Horatio to fulfill his responsibilities as King of Denmark and rule the country peacefully.
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Review by deedragongirl posted 11 months ago
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The King has Returned.
Hi guys, since my Beauty and the Beast: Film vs Musical made it on the front page. Now, it's the Lion King's turn to write about, since I only got the movie soundtrack version. I will also write the musical version too.

The Movie Version

Okay, I grew up with this movie since my childhood days, I love the song and got the soundtrack for the film. My favourite score is 'Under the Stars', because the music is soothing before gradually becoming more inspirational, African style!
I love the story very much as it introduces me about African culture, that I had always wanted to go to South Africa one day. It also teaches me about leaving the past behind!

The Musical Version

While the story-line remains the same, there are some additional songs that I really love and they are They Live in You and Endless Night. The former was in the Lion King 2: Simba's Pride as it's intro, what a great way for a movie introduction!
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Article by deedragongirl posted over a year ago
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Hakuna Matata.
Hi everyone, I just want to say before Frozen came into the picture. The Lion King had a number of things that taught me while I first watch this movie many years ago, here they are.

Let it Go!

Yes, the Lion King had actually taught us to let go of our past. It also taught me to improve my future along the way while learning from my mistakes in life, our life is full of ups and downs.

Parental Love

It also promotes about loving your parents like Simba and Mufasa did, I really love my parents despite that we do not agree on a number of things, especially with my relationship with my mother.

The Circle of Life

5 years ago, my favourite dog pet died unexpectedly and I was really sad over it. But I managed to let go of it because it's part of the Circle of Life, and I truly understood this line.

Thank You Simba!

These are the 3 reasons on why the movie will always cherish in my heart. So, do you agree?
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Guide by boytoy_84 posted over a year ago
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Tangu siku sisi kufika katika dunia
Na blinking, hatua katika jua
Kuna zaidi ya kuona kuliko unaweza milele kuonekana
Zaidi ya kufanya ila anayeweza kufanywa
(From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done)

Kuna mno kuchukua katika hapa
Zaidi kupata kuliko hayawezi kupatikana
Lakini jua rolling juu
Njia ya anga yakuti
Anaendelea kubwa na ndogo juu ya pande zote kutokuwa na mwisho
(There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high
Through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round)

Ni mzunguko wa maisha
Na ni hatua sisi wote
Kupitia kukata tamaa na matumaini
Kupitia imani na upendo
(It's the circle of life
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Opinion by deedragongirl posted over a year ago
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The four.
Hi guys, I just downloaded this movie a few months ago after not seeing it in many years. There are certain things that I dislike that I would like to write it down here, so here we go.

The Story-line

The story was borrowed from another Shakespeare classic, Romeo and Juliet. While I think they kept the Shakespearean tradition going on, I personally felt that they should be more original towards the story. The movie also left me a number of unanswered questions that I'm going to voice out.
Worse of all, they never explain how the Outlanders were banish as they were never introduce in the first movie at all! Secondly, how are they related to Scar? Especially Zira herself.
Also, where were the hyenas during this time? Did Simba banish them or something? I guess not!

The Characters

While the characters are the same, the only disappointments are Zazu, Timon, Pumbaa and Rafiki. Why didn't Rowan Atkinson come back to voice Zazu? This I have always ask myself! Timon, Pumbaa and Rafiki had less screen-time too, I mean, isn't Rafiki suppose to be Simba's friend or something?
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Opinion by nicker11500 posted over a year ago
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Warning the following article has things including:

Spoilers and Opinion

If you haven't watched the movie I suggest leaving or if you've seen the movie but can't understand that people are entitled to their own opinion then I also suggest leaving.

Also if you see a word all in caps, I'm not yelling I'm just proving a point...

Enjoy :^)


I've watched the show, movie whatever with nervous expectations. I was worried that it may either rise the legendary franchise or destroy it almost instantly. After watching I have mix emotions, Happy, sad, furious, disappointed and other emotions.

The only thing in the movie when I had the biggest smile that I had from the little movie is that; they kept a small clip of the classic soundtrack in the beginning (before it got to the edited part...) , the fact that Timon, Pumbaa, and Rafiki didn't lose their charm and the voices for both Pumbaa and Mufasa. That's really it.
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Opinion by lionking1993 posted over a year ago
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Ok, when I found out that Kiara is a cub in The Lion Guard I didn't like it. Don't get me wrong. I am trying to make myself get used to the idea that Kion is a cub, not to mention the same age as Kiara according to what Disney just said. Yes, he is the second born but maybe he was from the same litter (making kiara and kion twins). So yeah.. he was born after Kiara and as it turns out he is the same age as her (not a big fan of that either).
By the way yes he is the second born because -for the last time- there is no Kopa! :P
However! It makes scenes from the second movie not make any sense!

1. The Hyenas.
First of all according to the teaser there are hyenas in The Lion Guard while in 'Simba's Pride" Nuka clearly says "This place is even creepier since the hyenas ran off"'. I mean seriously? Did they totally forget about that? Yes I like the idea of hyenas being in this series but come on now..
(except if they ran off when both Kiara and Kion were teenagers? I don't know..)
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List by boytoy_84 posted over a year ago
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Simba, Pumbaa na Timoni katika swahili
Here is 20 different languages to say "The Lion King":

Spanish El Rey León

French Le Roi Lion

German Der König Der Löwen

Italian Il Re Leone

Greek Ο Βασιλιας Των Λιονταριων

Swahili Mfalme Simba

Thai ราชาสิงโต

Chinese 獅子王

Japanese ライオンキング

Irish An Rí Lion

Korean 라이온 킹

Dutch De Leeuwenkoning

Russian Король Лев

Hindi शेर राजा

Norwegian Løvenes Konge

Indonesian Raja Singa

Polish Król Lew

Maltese Ir-Re Lion

Czech Lví Král

Vietnamese Vua Sư Tử
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Opinion by lionking1993 posted over a year ago
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Honestly I think Nala takes more control of the Kingdom than Simba does. I mean, she doesn’t let him know that since she’s aware of Simba’s dire need to follow the in the footsteps of his father, but Simba is a very damaged and hotheaded lion that she balances out with her calmness and clearer thinking. So, Nala insists on following Simba everywhere and helping take care of Royal Duties so she can keep him grounded if things start getting out of hand with his emotions.

I did not write this. I though I would upload it since I totally agree. Found this on Tumblr
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Opinion by lionkingartist posted over a year ago
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I was answering a question today under Forums because someone had asked "how we know so much about the characters and their back grounds?" Well I gave a pretty lengthy answer but it's worth mentioning again I think.

You see when you're as passionate about something as a die hard lion king fan you can understand where I am coming from. You see these characters as real, even though you know they aren't. It's about the extensive research into the minds and hearts of the characters we've come to know and love. I can't tell you how many what if? Stories and scenarios I personally have come up with and also have read and you know they always make sense in theory! But it's not the fact that it's not canon or that they will never (sad to say) make another sequel as good as the first but it's the fact that us fans have something to hold on to.

Let's take Kopa for instance,yeah,yeah we all know he doesn't really exist according to film canon but! That doesn't mean he doesn't exist! He exists because someone thought it would be cool to make a a continuity where Simba has a son instead of a daughter. And the way I see it, is that it's just an alternate universe...
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Guide by glelsey posted over a year ago
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An archetype is a model device commonly used in media, and there are quite a few of them present in The Lion King. Sometimes archetypes are used to allow the viewer to make a better connection with a character or narrative, sometimes they are used to symbolise something important, and sometimes they are used simply because it makes sense to do so. Here are just some of the archetypes used in the 1994 animated movie...

Reluctant Hero
This is, of course, Simba. The Reluctant Hero is a common archetype used in a lot of movies, and is normally the protagonist. Simba is the good guy and the rightful king to the Pridelands, even though for a large portion of his life he would rather leave the past behind him. It takes a lot of encouraging from other characters until he finally returns home and faces the antagonist Scar to take back his kingdom.

Wise Old Man
This character archetype is almost always present in a work that contains a Reluctant Hero, and acts as a guide or mentor to them on their journey. The Lion King's Wise Old Man is Rafiki. While Rafiki is present a number of times throughout the film, his Wise Old Man role...
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Opinion by TimnaciousD posted over a year ago
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Rumours persist that Disney intend to film all the old school animated movies as live-action remakes. If a Lion King remake is green lighted, here is how I think they should proceed:

1. Make an adaptation of the musical- with "The Madness of King Scar" intact. That song, along with the "One By One" sequence, gives us a touch more detail as to why the Pride Lands went to hell during Scar's time as king. The original movie is kind of like "Fuck you, The Pride Lands are falling because Scar is the bad guy!" whereas the MUSICAL establishes the fact that the hyenas are destroying the Pride Lands.

2. Utilise "He Lives In You". I can see Mufasa singing that.

3. Seeing the animal's faces move is a little bit alienating. It's like watching the dogs talk in Snow Buddies. Maybe their lines could be like an inner monologue or something. You know like the Snake from Conan The Barbarian or Wishbone from Wishbone.

4. DO NOT MAKE THIS CGI OK! THAT WOULD SUCK! IT WOULD BE A SLAP IN THE FACE TO FANS EVERYWHERE!
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Opinion by TimnaciousD posted over a year ago
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The Lion King remains to this day my favourite animated movie. It has spawned two sequels and a Broadway musical, among other things. However, as it has happened so often in the past with a lot of films, the sequel is a path to the dark side.

Whereas darker and edgier sequels like The Empire Strikes Back and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets have worked and done their predecessors justice, The Lion King 2 fails miserably.

THE GOOD:

It is refreshingly different to see a Disney sequel that picks up immediately after the events of the first film.

It is also refreshingly different to see a Disney sequel that doesn't come out six decades after the original.

"He Lives In You" is a great song... and so is "Upendi". Too bad the rest of the songs had to be so depressing...

Rafiki the Matchmaker? Now that was a subplot with great potential. Unfortunately, we have to spend a lot of the film with a teenage lion voiced by that lame-boy Andy Dick...
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Opinion by lionking1993 posted over a year ago
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1. She does not listen to her parents when they tell her that the outlands are dangerous and that she should never go there, however she gets angry when her father doesn't trust her. How will he trust you if you keep being disobedient?

2. The fact that she knows nothing about self defence and sucks as a fighter (I assume) doesn't stop her from going to the outlands. (I'm talking about the teenager Kiara who "can" think logically). Why would you go to a dangerous place when you can't protect yourself in the first place? Pretty much everyone can outmatch her.

3. After the ambush, when Simba was badly injured and was lying on Pride Rock the only thing she cared about was Kovu "Daddy, it can't be true". This is not about Kovu.. It's about your father's life who barely made it out of there alive so stop being so selfish and get your facts straight.

4. She knew Kovu for barely two days. You can't love him and he can't love you. "He loves me, for me!". No. No one can trust someone after only two days that much! How can she be so naive?
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Fan fiction by nicker11500 posted over a year ago
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PLEASE READ part one if you haven't read it yet it will give you better sense in what's going on in this story





Timon gets up and goes in front of Simba, Timon:" Simba, I'm sorry I was annoyed by what you two did to me and again I'm sorry do you forgive me?" Simba didn't say anything but then looked at him Simba:" (sigh) I forgive" he says giving a slight smile then giving Timon a hug. Night has fallen as Nala once again laying in the dead almost just ground grass, decided to stay out and look at the stars with her face still sore from the abuse of Scar, as she looks up rubbing her sore face as her mother finds her wondering where she's been. Sarafina:" there you are, what you doing out here" Nala:" looking at the stars... the only thing that keeps me sane" she says as her mother looks up at the night sky then lays next to her daughter to join her. Sarafina:" beautiful night" Nala:" it is, if only we had a better king to enjoy it with" with her hinting about Simba which her mother didn't catch Sarafina:" you know my father told me that he was told by Mufasa's father, that the great kings of the past are up there from those stars"...
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Fan fiction by nicker11500 posted over a year ago
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The next morning in the jungle Timon is the first to wake up as he looks around noticing that Simba isn't where he usually sleeps, Timon:" did he really sleep there all night?" Timon leaves Pumbaa to sleep as he goes to looks for Simba, Timon went to the area where they looked at the stars the other night and Timon found peaceful sleeping Simba who looks like he's in a very intense dream or nightmare by a guess of him moving his back paws rapidly. (In Simba's dream) In his dream it's about him, his father, Nala, and mother, it shows him throwing his father off the cliff as Nala and his mother looks at him in shame with full hatred as he tries to explain but seems like no word is coming out of his mouth, as both Nala and his mother leave him where he is as his dead father says " why Simba?" but wasn't long until Timon woke him up. Timon:" hey seemed like you had a bad dream so I woke you up" Simba:" yeah I did and thanks" Timon sits next to him " wanna talk about it?" Simba nods no with his ears still flatten on his head Timon:" it'll make you feel better if you tell me" Simba:" (sigh) you wouldn't understand which is probably best not to tell you, plus it's in the past" Timon...
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Fan fiction by nicker11500 posted over a year ago
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In pride rock Scar is eating his full leg of a antelope as he gets flashbacks of him eating with his family or just his mother which Mufasa and his father was the ones to eat together. Scar stops eating and sighs Scar:"(sigh) why must sorrow flashbacks haunt me now" he says to himself not having the appetite to eat anymore. Scar then sneaks to the very top of pride rock where the only way up is to take a slanted path behind pride rock, once he got up there he takes a look at the very slowly drying up kingdom then at the grey colorless sky. Scar:" (sigh) mother if your up there watching I hope I didn't disappoint you, I couldn't hold in my jealousy any longer, I mean you would agree he was being favorited by father way too much then needed." "mother if I have disappointed you, what is there left to care for anymore from me, the kingdom is slowly dieing as I know it but I have no control over that, and I thought being king would be the only thing to make me happy when you died but I feel no happier but I still want to be king, please mother I ask for help!" a tear comes from Scar's eye as the wind picks up as a figure of a glowing lioness appears behind him.
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Fan fiction by nicker11500 posted over a year ago
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It's a bright sunny day at the jungle as young cub Simba is usually and always the first one up but this time he wakes up being the last one to wake knowing after the death of his father and having to run away there is no one to impress or make proud anymore. Simba gets up and stretches then looks around Simba:" I wonder where Timon and Pumbaa are?" he says talking to himself as he walks going to find his two new best friends. He first looks at the pond where the water of a waterfall ends and is also where they drink, Simba:" not here" he says taking a drink of the water then walking away, he looks where they eat grubs which is a big log and several openings in trees surprisingly not there either " where are they, they're always here" says walking towards another direction. Simba decided to take unfamiliar paths, he takes a path that is taking him to a area where he finally finds Timon and Pumbaa hanging from couple of vines like a hammock.

Simba:" what are you guys doing?" he says confusingly Timon looks " oh hey Simba, we're hanging on theses vines called a hammock" Simba:" a ham what?" Pumbaa:" a hammock, you lay in it, it's like a bed but in the air" Simba:" isn't...
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Opinion by bendaimmortal posted over a year ago
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First off; Yes, I do realize It was clearly meant as a parody of the first film and not as an actual serious midquel. At the most it was to give a backstory for Timon and Pumbaa's friendship. And yes, I know that some jungle scenes between Timon, Pumbaa and Simba were written by the first film's creators but since we don't know which ones, I wouldn't regard them at all as canon.
And I'm 99% certain that they weren't any of those parenting scenes because they completely and utterly contradict their motto "Hakuna Matata" and from the first film it appears their relationship were bachelor friends, not dads and a son. Plus, I can not see Simba calling, much less accepting, anyone as a father figure after losing Mufasa. Especially after losing him the way he did.

Don't get me wrong, I like parodies and I do have a sense of humour. But I've been a huge, passionate fan of The Lion King since 1995 when I first saw it as a child. That is, it's not just a movie to me - it's also a story that meant a lot to me already as a child and something from my childhood that's left me with many dear memories.
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Opinion by hermionicole posted over a year ago
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Simba, Mufasa, Scar, Nala, Kiara, and all the other characters in the lion king have virtues to teach. They all have some sensible things or emotions to voice out... disseminate. Yes, it is given that Scar became a sort of a villain but we've got to check his background before we judge him.
Scar was originally named Taka and we will be discovering why later.
Mufasa and Taka always loved each other when they were young but their was one thing that broke their bond: the title of being king. Taka can never be a king because he was born second to Mufasa. Although he tried very hard to outdo his older brother, he really never succeeded. The king Ahadi, their father always favored Mufasa, neglecting his other son, resulting in the major change of character of Taka. Taka grew bitter and hateful. Time passed and Ahadi grew old. Taka got his vengeance then, he got Mufasa and his father alone and with the blinking of an eye, slit old Ahadi's throat. Mufasa and Taka then had a fierce fight. Mufasa scratched the eye of Taka... that's where his scar came from... Mufasa triumphed over his brother once more.
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Review by boytoy_84 posted over a year ago
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Kiara and Fluffy blend as one cub
Many annoying comments from fans who believe Kopa is Fluffy which isn't true.

Here are 10 different comments from them from Youtube:

1. "that can't be Kiara, in these movies the males are yellow and the females are beige-colored, and that baby is yellow."

2. "that's there first child Kopa....he is a boy and Kiara's older brother."

3. "ok at the end it is not Kiara it is Kopa before the making of the lion king 2 they changed it 2 Kiara instead of being it Kopa =3."

4. "I am not a fan of lion king, but still kopa is true!"

5. "the cub is not Kiara. It's supposed to be Simba's and Nala's son, Kopi. The reason he wasn't in the second because he died as a cub. Sad I know. Look up on the story of Kopi. You'll learn more. Sorry to be a downer."

6. "OMG KOPA" XD (pointing out at Fluffy)

7. "2:18 Here comes Simba and Nala's cub, Kopa. That cub is not really Kiara (I'm not wrong). Kiara is really born on Lion King 2: Simba's Pride."
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Fan fiction by adang posted over a year ago
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Here's another one-shoot story I wrote.
Disclaimer : I do (not) own Lion King

“ Nala!, Are you awake ?” whisper Simba, a golden lion cub and the future king of Prideland.
“Yes, “ replied Nala, stepping out of her sleeping spot where she sleep with her mother. “What do you want ? Don’t tell me you had another ‘cool’ place to show me” . Nala was a cream colored cub and well… just another cub from the pride
Recently, Simba and Nala go to the Elephant Graveyard. It’s the place that had been forbidden by Mufasa, the great king of the Prideland who also happen to be Simba’s father. They were chased by three Hyena as soon as they landed their feet on the graveyard. Luckily, King Mufasa come to save them and scarred the Hyenas.
“ Come on, “ samba hissed. “ follow me “.
Sighed, Nala got up and follow Simba’s lead. They arrive at the plain near Priderock. It was dark ‘cause it was in the middle of night.
“So, what is it ? “ Nala asked.
“I just want to make sure…that you’re not scared anymore” Simba answered.
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