November 25, 2020 — The Lion King is one of Disney’s most famous and controversial movies for many reasons. It is no secret The Lion King was loosely based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, but that was not the only controversy surrounding its development. With the advent of the Internet, conspiracy theories followed as people soon started drawing comparisons between Disney’s 1994 movie featuring a lion named Simba, and a Japanese television show from the 60s with a similar lion by the name of Kimba. Although the two have very little in common, other than the fact they were both lions and had rhyming names, it was enough for the Internet to scorn The Lion King and Disney, who ultimately survived the onslaught. Even though The Lion King is one of the more violent entries of the Disney legacy, it is also one of their most beloved animated features, and one of the most popular movies of all time.
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