Because this forum's purpose may have been misunderstood...I give you a rephrased info of what it's all about:
A new kind of forum for discussion about everything The Lion King, including the movies, the books, the comics, fan visions, personal canons and much more!
The difference to other forums on this franchise is that on The Lion King Origin Forums every member ought to have accepted the movies' creators' words as the truth for the movies, and all the spinn-off stuff as just alternate storylines that we can have fun with in discussions and art.
When the film was released there was a stir in Japan. The film was very similar to the well known anime series 'Kimba the White Lion'. First there is the obvious similarity in names (Simba and Kimba). Also, both had a baboon as a shaman. But the similarities don't end there, both had an evil uncle - 'Scar' in the movie and 'Claw' in the series - as well as henchman hyenas. Plus a pose by a king on a rock. The possible lawsuit was dropped, because Osamu Tezuka's (the producer's) widow said that he would have been flattered that Disney was inspired by the series.