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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.
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5 Facts Disney Got Wrong In 'The Lion King'

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April Lu published on April 24, 2019    yining translated    Evangeline reviewed
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