The Messed Up Origins of The Lion King | Disney Explained - Jon Solo

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    Jon SoloJon Solo

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    I once believed that Lion King was based on Hamlet... not only was I wrong, the REAL origins are more complicated than I could have ever imagined... ಠ_ಠ
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    » The Lion King and Shakespeare's Hamlet: Similarities and Differences: goo.gl/XDvqFu
    » The Lion King (Platinum Edition) The Making: Origins: de-film.com/v-video-FGtVU9edx9I.html
    » Ben-Hur Summary: www.supersummary.com/ben-hur/summary/
    » Le Morte D'Arthur Summary: www.shmoop.com/morte-d-arthur/summary.html
    » "Hamlet" Origins: The Legend of Amleth
    sfshakes.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/hamlet-origins-the-legend-of-amleth/
    » The "Original Story" - The Kimba / Simba Controversy: de-film.com/v-video-UfJvKIDS9n8.html
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NothingToSeeHere
NothingToSeeHere

Wait, who stole Jon's shit?? I just wanna talk

Vor 17 Stunden
Pun On
Pun On

So is Simba and Nalah brother and sister?😲

Vor 2 Tage
Ivelys Ortega
Ivelys Ortega

The tea on archetypes has my mind blond please do a mini series of it .

Vor 9 Tage
Cece B
Cece B

Even though Scar didn’t rule in the right way I give him props for carrying out a plan that actually works even if it’s for a short while just like with Jafar, Ursula, and any other villain got fulfilled what they said they would do

Vor 13 Tage
Cece B
Cece B

Mufasa’s death still hurts 😿🥺😩 that wound will never hear I’m tellin you

Vor 13 Tage
Yael Dragwyla
Yael Dragwyla

The Sun is not rising over the Sahara. It's rising over the Kalahari Desert, a large semi-arid sandy savanna in Southern Africa extending for 900,000 square kilometres (350,000 sq mi), covering much of Botswana, parts of Namibia and regions of South Africa.

Vor 14 Tage
JeLLii Bean
JeLLii Bean

I always thought Kimba copied Simba. I grew up on The Lion King, I was and still am in love with The Lion King. Even though where I am Kimba doesn’t get recognition but do appreciate them as two separate movies. Thank you for the break down I learned something new today.

Vor 15 Tage
Lady Bird
Lady Bird

The thing with kimba is that one of the guys who worked on the lion king was living in japan when kimba was going around and that’s how Disney “came up” with lion king.

Vor 15 Tage
Aish Ed
Aish Ed

i actually ignored this video for a while because i already knew the story of Hamlet ... im so impressed now that i’ve watched this video and seen how deeply you really go into the origins of all of these stories!

Vor 15 Tage
insyirah abdullah
insyirah abdullah

You just made Lion King much more meaingful than it already is. Good job!

Vor 16 Tage
brooklyn sealy
brooklyn sealy

You a lil slow if you think its a coincidence.....the writers had pictures of kimba in the office.....

Vor 16 Tage
Sharon Gaal
Sharon Gaal

Its not a girl that was the first born from Simba and Nala, first was Kopa, seen at the end of the movie. Then kiara was born and youngest was Kion

Vor 17 Tage
Lilli's Realm
Lilli's Realm

I thought the lion king was based on hamlet or Macbeth

Vor 17 Tage
Javier DiFrancisco
Javier DiFrancisco

while the kimba ripoff is very apparent, it should be noted that the tale of the lion king is actually based on real history in that of sundiata keita the founder of the malian empire. he was even actually called the lion king and his story of a jealous uncle killing his king brother and sundiata going into exile while the kingdom fell apart and a messenger seeking him out to return and then of course his return and battle to take back his birthright almost all play out exactly as the disney version. of course he returned with an army of his alliances instead of inexperienced friends but thats besides the point lol. you should do a revised messed up origin after you research the true history.

Vor 17 Tage
Morfo1010
Morfo1010

I lost you man, all good till now, kimball was the lion king

Vor 18 Tage
papyrus playzz
papyrus playzz

Kimba

Vor 19 Tage
BioButje
BioButje

mufasa is nala's dad. For lions murder cubs of different males once they've conquered a pride. This is because he otherwise has to invest in the genes of a different male and it's stimulates the renewal of reproduction in the females in the prode

Vor 20 Tage
YanYan Lee
YanYan Lee

As much as I loved the lion king,I think we should give credit to Kimba the white lion because the story plot is alot similar and it's released few years before lion king so I think we should give credit where credit is due

Vor 20 Tage
T T
T T

My main issue is that Hamlet is very unable to kill his uncle, he is paralyzed and simba is very motivated and strong. Hamlet even has a chance to kill his uncle once but he is praying so Hamlet can't. That's what is the biggest difference for me. Sure maybe the idea is inspired but it's sooo altered to be "based on"

Vor 21 Tag
tenhirankei
tenhirankei

When I saw the king with the lion emblazoned on his breastplate I thought Richard the Lionhearted not Arthur! A king known as "lion hearted" seems a more obvious choice.

Vor 21 Tag
Devante Smith
Devante Smith

It’s based on kiba end of story they stole the story. They wanted to work with the creator of kiba but died and Disney just took it

Vor 21 Tag
Tamar Bowe
Tamar Bowe

I think nala and simba were siblings cuz there is only 1 male lion.

Vor 25 Tage
moe
moe

pls talk more about the odyssey!

Vor 26 Tage
Steven Tang
Steven Tang

I thought the original story is Kimba - The White Lion???

Vor 27 Tage
mil mil
mil mil

They should've just owned up to the fact that it was Kimba inspired. Japan would've seen it as an honor and *it'd be a homage to Tezuka and Walter's friendship.* Disney chose to be an @$$ instead and rip off a dead man before the corpse got cold. *Like they've done to Stan Lee.*

Vor 29 Tage
Death Omen
Death Omen

Disney: Making money from stolen ideas and stories by being more popular and having tons of lawyers and connections the original creators definitely don't have.

Vor Monat
Queen Nzinga
Queen Nzinga

I like your video this is a reach here. Lion of king isn't similar to hamlet however they have used a lot of principles of african spirituality. (Not Christian, or Muslim real african spirituality)

Vor Monat
William B McDaniel III
William B McDaniel III

So Just to be clear The Lion King is based on the Africa King - Shaka Zulu

Vor Monat
Jeremy Keller
Jeremy Keller

You should definitely do videos on archetype

Vor Monat
Skeel Court
Skeel Court

There’s a book called Kimba in which the pride leader Black mane is driven off by 2 male lions. Young Kimba also flees. Months later Black Mane teams up with his son Kimba to defeat the other lions and both lead the pride, minus one lioness who preferred the other males

Vor Monat
Ahmad Adib Abd Halim
Ahmad Adib Abd Halim

Your shirt is lion king

Vor Monat
Kevin W. Clark
Kevin W. Clark

You do realize that King Arther and Ben Hur run into the same problem as Hamlet when not following some of the same plot elements you pointed out for Hamlet?? In both of those the hero doesnt reject their calling or blaim themselves for deaths. They really have as much in common as Hamlet. I think they loosely based it on Hamlet. There is a deleted number wear Scar moves in to take Simba's mother as a mate as well. For the love interest I think Disney intentionally made changes as one there was already one death in the movie and that's enough for them and two the character barely had a role to begin with and it served the family narrative better if Simba had a mate in the end. I also have seen claims that the original intention was to create a Kimba remake but when the creator died Disney had to make all the changes because they hadn't completed the arrangements. Dont know how true it is but I also dont think there's a case for a lawsuit with Kimba. I've watched some of the cartoon and movies. The closest thing is the cartoon and the core story is different then the Lion King. Despite the similar imagery which have been taken out of context Kimba isnt at its core plot about regaining his Kingdom from a challenger. There is however a minor side plot of a challenger but he doesnt kill the father and king. The essential plot of Kimba is the relationship between Humans and nature. How we can leave negative footprint. Kimba's father is originally killed by poachers who kidnapped his wife to bait him. Even the movies always focus on a plot where nature is up against humankind. Kimba has less in common with the Lion King then Hamlet. Kimba is also a symbol of hope for bridging the two worlds of humans and nature which is nothing similar to how the Lion King ends.

Vor Monat
Trill _Chillbro
Trill _Chillbro

Princess and the Frog!

Vor Monat
Jackie Antes
Jackie Antes

I love it, please do archetypes as a series!

Vor Monat
ThoughtIHeardMyName
ThoughtIHeardMyName

Well, Americans are notorious for appropriating other people's culture, work, you name it.... I'm not surprised at what disney did to the Japanese. SMH

Vor Monat
The Black Queen
The Black Queen

The Lion King from Simba's perspective is Hamlet. The Lion King from Scar's perspective is Macbeth. The Lion King 2 is Romeo & Juliet

Vor Monat
The Black Queen
The Black Queen

Sheldon Cooper????

Vor Monat
Senpai
Senpai

Immediately clicked this....... because I thought LionKing was the only cartoon movie that original made by Disney

Vor Monat
Adam C.
Adam C.

disney being disney, like apple.

Vor Monat
Melicor Surprises
Melicor  Surprises

Do "The Messed Up Origins of 101 Dalmatians"!!!

Vor Monat
Karina Jakobsen
Karina Jakobsen

"What if, in the process of killing Scar, Simba accidentaly kills Nala's dad (who is already dead, because with how lion prides work, thats Mufasa), so Nala commits suicide, and Nala's brother (either also Simba's brother, or... Simba?)" Yup, absolutely doesn't sound confusing XD

Vor Monat
rubyredinstead
rubyredinstead

The lion king actually gave me nightmares when I was younger. Those hyenas ruined my life. I'm still afraid of hyenas.

Vor Monat
Vahn Williams
Vahn Williams

You must be a little crazy If you think this is not a Kimba king of the jungle ripoff

Vor Monat
VK Grace
VK Grace

I know I’m late to the party but “what does John shot first “mean. You said at the end of your videos.

Vor Monat
Grace Lidge
Grace Lidge

Do you want on Thumbelina

Vor Monat
Doris Ramos
Doris Ramos

Now I wanna see Kimba and Bambi lol.

Vor Monat
dominick turner
dominick turner

The fact ur grasping at straws to try and prove the lion king isnt hamlet should show u that it is hamlet for kids. Also simba couldn't kill Nala's dad is cuz Mufasa was already dead...yes simba had sex with his sister

Vor Monat
Sidrat-ul-Muntaha Farooqi
Sidrat-ul-Muntaha Farooqi

Great video, Jon! I would be very interested in watching a series on the 7 archetypes you mentioned.

Vor Monat
It's Maggienator
It's Maggienator

Wrong; is the rip off of Kimba.

Vor Monat
Carrie Like the Movie
Carrie Like the Movie

Archetype video oh, yes please.

Vor Monat
Tony Williams
Tony Williams

I swear to god bro, i dont wanna be that guy BUt im fucking sick of white people and Europeans Brp EVERY FUCKING STORY KIds poems GOD Origins EVERYTHING CAME FROM MIDDLE AGES Whute europeans. MEANWHILE when In ASian they were printing presses and Machines and fire works white people in Europe were playing in their own Shit living in caves and hunts with pigs and sheep. But EVERYTHING IS FROM YALL, THIS IS WHY im happy im a SELF THOUGHT and Curious guy and do my own research, WHITE PEOPLE WILL HAVE you believe they created everything. GET THIS NONSENSE OUT OF HERE. real talk western culture and europeans are the newest lowest to get technology of any Mature race group, Behind Africans. Behind Asians. WAY WAy Behind Asians. Way Way Behind Arabs its not something to fucking debate. FUck i hate white people when it comes to history,its like they just openly make shit up and everyone go along with it. Im telling you if we arent careful lin 1000 years white people will say Malcom X and President Obama And Michael Jordan were white at this point.

Vor Monat
24odellk Unknown
24odellk Unknown

Merch for Lion King!

Vor Monat
Tayah
Tayah

Disney to the kids: We're gonna talk about the origins of the Lion King...we stole everything from Kimba the White Lion and honestly we have no creativity everything is stolen and we're not sorry cause we're profiting off of everything we stole 🤪

Vor Monat
David Amrod
David Amrod

Arc-Key-Thai-ps!!!!

Vor Monat
kitsune
kitsune

i think you mean savanna, not sahara lol

Vor Monat
Jahzel Samuels
Jahzel Samuels

Hyena homies 🤣 dead

Vor Monat
N G
N G

Yeahh I vote for the mini series ✌🏻

Vor Monat
Techie Dreyn
Techie Dreyn

The actual messed up part starts at 16:23

Vor Monat
Novatic1
Novatic1

Disney are nothing but professional IP high-jackers with a lot of money and man power. They totally act like the makers of Kimba the Lion stories never existed.

Vor Monat
Schäfer G.
Schäfer G.

Wait..... i thought the Lion King was based on Sundiata Keita of Mali????

Vor Monat

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