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  • 25 Years after roaring into theaters, The Lion King is back.

  • This time with a more realistic look.

  • But is the remake really more true to nature than the original?

  • To be fair to Disney, they did fix some mistakes from the original version.

  • Take Rafiki.

  • In one scene in the 1994 film, he and Simba argue about which one of them is a baboon.

  • It means you're a baboon.

  • And I'm not.

  • Clearly Simba is not a baboon.

  • But neither is Rafiki.

  • He's a different kind of monkey altogether, a mandrill.

  • Mandrills have short tails.

  • And what's more?

  • Rafiki has a long tail.

  • Yet in real life mandrills are nearly tailless.

  • Luckily disney fixes this problem in the remake, so now Rafiki looks like the mandrill he's meant to be.

  • But unfortunately Disney didn't get the mandrills behavior quite right. (Mandrills don't swing through trees.)

  • See how they're swinging through the trees?

  • Yeah, mandrills don't really do that.

  • They spend most of their time on the ground.

  • And when they do take to the trees, they walk across the branches on all fours.

  • This swinging behavior is actually more similar to how a Gibbon moves.

  • But enough about mandles, what about the Lions of the Lion King?

  • Well there are a few problems there too.

  • Lions roar. But not like that.

  • Take that iconic lion roar.

  • Sounds majestic, right?

  • Just like the famous MGM roar.

  • Here's the issue.

  • A lion's roar doesn't sound like that.

  • This is a roar.

  • It's not quite as majestic as what you hear in the movie.

  • But that sound can still travel up to eight kilometers away.

  • Lion moms keep their cubs close.

  • Some of the liens behavior is also off.

  • And that's not including talking with ghosts.

  • Watch how Simba scampers off with his dad.

  • It's a touching scene, but in real life Surabhi would never let Simba out of her sight.

  • While lion cubs do play with their fathers, their mothers are extremely protective.

  • And you can't blame them, because if a new male comes to town and takes over the pride, he'll try to kill their young cubs.

  • Sound familiar?

  • That's right!

  • Scar schemed to usurp Mufasa was in line with normal lion behavior.

  • Except his methods were rather unconventional.

  • Lions and hyenas don't get along.

  • Because lions and hyenas don't work together, ever.

  • In fact there are major competitors for food in the wild.

  • So it's hard to believe that a lion could convince a horde of hyenas to do his dirty work even with a catchy villain Saad.

  • [Applause] [Music] [Applause]

25 Years after roaring into theaters, The Lion King is back.

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5 Facts Disney Got Wrong In 'The Lion King'

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    April Lu   posted on 2019/05/10
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