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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Bobby Trevino
Bobby Trevino

Thanks zaddy solo for this video

Vor 13 Stunden
IcyWolfGacha
IcyWolfGacha

did you say ASTRO BOY!? I USED TO LOVE THAT MOVIEEEE

Vor Tag
Lil’la Lala
Lil’la Lala

I just realized that he’s wearing a lion king shirt

Vor 2 Tage
Shannon Fassler
Shannon Fassler

I don't know where you got that Hamlet was 30 at the time of his father's death, but he has no official age. That's one of the interest things about the play. He could be anywhere from 12 to 30 years old. What we do know, concretely, is that he's a /young/ man. I don't know about you, but 30 is older than what I'd consider to be a young man.

Vor 2 Tage
Yourbaby Tee
Yourbaby Tee

I'm pretty sure Scar was Nala's dad ;)

Vor 3 Tage
Ajay’s Life
Ajay’s Life

ive felt that loin king got its inspo from sundiata: epics of old mali

Vor 6 Tage
King Chase
King Chase

It’s actually about the memetic god set killing his brother asar and heru his son wants revenge then kills his uncle

Vor 8 Tage
Lana Stojanovska
Lana Stojanovska

Please make a video about the archetypes!!!!!

Vor 10 Tage
BiggerJohn
BiggerJohn

Thanks for calling out Disney. :]

Vor 10 Tage
Richie
Richie

Nala and Simba had the same sad so that wouldn’t make sense, it’s just how lion prides work

Vor 11 Tage
Tcheco Lee
Tcheco Lee

Ya mean the Japanese rip off? Kimba say hi!

Vor 18 Tage
DeBoomTori2
DeBoomTori2

Fun fact for those who dont know: Hakunah Matata means "I dont give a fuck" in Zulu. The louder you say it, the more aggressive it is, as Zulu is a tonal language.

Vor 19 Tage
DeBoomTori2
DeBoomTori2

On this note, Jon, if you're reading this, could you do a video about the hidden innuendos disney slips into their kids movies for adults that they think no-one will notice? I would love that.

Vor 19 Tage
Sunflower
Sunflower

I’m sorry but simas hair tho 😂🤣

Vor 26 Tage
Ibrahem Wasti
Ibrahem Wasti

Who ripped ur show off? Let’s fight them. Also, yes on the series

Vor Monat
Jamell Foster
Jamell Foster

It's also similar to Richard III (his real life and Shakespeare's version of his story)...

Vor Monat
Kelsey Moshonsky
Kelsey Moshonsky

Big thing I want to mention about the Lion King/Kimba argument was something Lindsay Ellis said in her Lion King video (when she was Nostalgia Chick) was the plot of the 2 stories are vastly different. Where Kimba is more like Robin Hood story wise and Lion King was more reminiscent of Hamlet. I love your videos (because I'm a HUGE Disney nerd) and thank you for mentioning the fact that Simba's name is Swahili (hope I spelt that correctly) for Lion

Vor Monat
Nesliii E
Nesliii E

I never noticed the Hamlet references... 😅

Vor Monat
Meliodas Senpai
Meliodas Senpai

Wait...isnt uh nala...simbas sister?

Vor Monat
Brittney Stevens
Brittney Stevens

Now I want to watch it again

Vor Monat
Helen Sarkisian
Helen Sarkisian

Jagaloon: Someone who clearly demonstrates a lack of commitment to maturity and the responsibilities that come with it.

Vor Monat
Abishek Moon
Abishek Moon

Nala’s dad is samba’s dad that’s how a lion pride works moron

Vor Monat
Luis Escobar
Luis Escobar

Man The Lion King is a copy of Jungle Taitei, it is not a original form Disney

Vor Monat
Lilly Hart
Lilly Hart

You should do lady and the tramp

Vor Monat
NothingToSeeHere
NothingToSeeHere

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

Vor Monat
Pun On
Pun On

So is Simba and Nalah brother and sister?😲

Vor Monat
Ivelys Ortega
Ivelys Ortega

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

Vor 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
Cece B
Cece B

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

Vor 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
Alucard
Alucard

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 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
insyirah abdullah
insyirah abdullah

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

Vor 2 Monate
brooklyn sealy
brooklyn sealy

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

Vor 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
Lilli's Realm
Lilli's Realm

I thought the lion king was based on hamlet or Macbeth

Vor 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
Morfo1010
Morfo1010

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

Vor 2 Monate
Nevada mapping
Nevada mapping

Kimba

Vor 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
Tamar Bowe
Tamar Bowe

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

Vor 2 Monate
moe
moe

pls talk more about the odyssey!

Vor 2 Monate
Steven Tang
Steven Tang

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

Vor 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
Jeremy Keller
Jeremy Keller

You should definitely do videos on archetype

Vor 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
Ahmad Adib Abd Halim
Ahmad Adib Abd Halim

Your shirt is lion king

Vor 2 Monate
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 2 Monate
Trill _Chillbro
Trill _Chillbro

Princess and the Frog!

Vor 2 Monate
Jackie Antes
Jackie Antes

I love it, please do archetypes as a series!

Vor 2 Monate
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 3 Monate
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 3 Monate
The Black Queen
The Black Queen

Sheldon Cooper????

Vor 3 Monate

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