9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Lion King

A scene that took three years to finish, the sound of an F-16 jet fighter and moments we can’t unsee after watching CineFix’s latest clip about The Lion King.

Disney’s classic turned 20 this year, and after all these years it still looks incredible. Watching the video means you’ll get to learn stuff like:

1. It is the highest grossing traditionally animated film of all time to this day.

2. Even though it’s a really well made film, it isn’t without colouring errors.

3. Mufasa’s roar is not actually a lion’s roar.

4. Simba has something in common with Prince Akeem and the movie “Coming to America”.

5. Showing raw meat in the movie was actually controversial.

6. One of the scenes took the entire three years of production to be completed.

7. Each of Simba’s whiskers had to be drawn on a separate piece of paper.

8. The original “Simba grows up” montage was a completely different.

9. There’s also something surprising with the “Can you feel the love tonight”, the theme song of the film.

9 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About The Lion King [CineFix, YouTube]


  • Thanks for the list 🙂 very interesting stuff. Still my Favourite Disney movie 🙂 i miss GOOD traditional animation.

    • While it’s nice they give us a list, several of those points are just “There’s an interesting fact about something and you’ll need to watch the video to find out what it is.”

      • For point 4: Prince Akeem’s parents are played by the same people that played Simba’s parents.

        For point 6: The wildebeest stampede was just a very complex scene that used computer animation, something that was a lot more difficult in the mid-90s than it is today.

  • Glad they at least mentioned Kimba at the end. There’s even some production art around of a white version of Simba. It’s not exactly a “thing you didn’t know”, but it is one of the more fun Disney conspiracies.

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