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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Ana Valencia
Ana Valencia

I'd love for you to do a revisiting of this topic because 1- saying that Lion King isn't based off of Hamlet is a bit silly, because the creators of Lion King were very open about using that story as a blueprint. Sure, some aspects of the story are different, but just because something isn't a shot for shot copy doesn't mean it wasn't inspired. 2- Lion King didn't actually copy Kimba, and while this is a very popular belief, most everything people use to compare is all coincidence. I highly recommend YMS's review of Kimba 😊

Vor 13 Stunden
João Miguel Azoia
João Miguel Azoia

know how lions pride structure is, either simba or scar killed nala's dad

Vor 3 Tage
Bellalina
Bellalina

Ya'll, go watch YMS's video on Kimba and the Lion king. Believe it or not, it doesn't copy Kimba 🤦🏻‍♀️

Vor 3 Tage
K
K

I've been a kumba fan since I was a kid a d when I was watching the lion king I thought hey just made a newer version but apparently not

Vor 4 Tage
Grace Fuller
Grace Fuller

Wait... what's gambit based on

Vor 6 Tage
Arnette
Arnette

Typical of Disney to steal this story. They’re the reason we have such limited content available. Now with the web artists can come out on their own and not let companies like Disney cheat them out of their intellectual property!

Vor 6 Tage
felix gonzalez
felix gonzalez

What content of Jons got stolen?

Vor 8 Tage
LittleBabyBat
LittleBabyBat

YMS made a video about the "The Lion King" and "kimba" "drama" and explains how they are not that similar at all.

Vor 8 Tage
Evan Breen
Evan Breen

Simba wouldn't be able to kill Nalas dad because the only lion that breeds in a pride is the leader meaning they are half siblings

Vor 8 Tage
Jon B
Jon B

Yeah, except Mufasa is Nala's father and her brother(Simba) nearly dies from the shame of having caused the death of their father, so there is that similarity.

Vor 25 Tage
Andrew Gan
Andrew Gan

luckily they didn't based it on the habits of real lions or inspired by chirin's bell

Vor Monat
angel equin
angel equin

Actually if I am not mistaken Hamlet itself is based on an ancient greek legend. Or at least they have some similarities. The greek play is called Orestes

Vor Monat
Crystal Charee
Crystal Charee

I came across a video by YourMovieSucksDOTorg called YMS: Kimba the White Lion. Apparently, a lot of the visual comparisons between The Lion King and Kimba are based on a Kimba movie that came out in 1997. Was curious about your thoughts on that.

Vor Monat
dosito86
dosito86

I have one simple question.... Are you aching?

Vor Monat
Vampirech1ck
Vampirech1ck

I only ever heard of kimba as it’s similarities to lion king. So I sat watched it. And besides the plot and character similarities, there are many shots that are dead on the same. But! Only knowing kinba as in relation to lion king, is whole ass burying the lead, that movie is hella wild!!!like damn

Vor Monat
Buuam
Buuam

Theres like alot more Kimba then Simba.... im pretty sure theres 8000 minutes worth of kimba anime including the movies and the stuff thats similar is less then 2% of the content. Kimba was vegan and made sure all other animals in his jungle were aswell so the complete opposite of the circle of life. Also also the main Antagonists of Kimba are Humans and the animal enemies are usually only there for 1 or 2 episodes before being forgotten. Also a LOT of the scenes that look similar are from the Kimba MOVIE which came out a few years AFTER The Lion King so..... yeah

Vor Monat
Megrez Alberich
Megrez Alberich

There are +/- 3600 minutes worth of Kimba material: the 2 TV series from the 60s, the 1966 movie (which is just a mashup of the TV series), the 1989 remake series, the 1991 Symphonic Poem OVA, the 1997 movie, the 2000 mini-film, and the 2009 TV movie). That's roughly 60 hours in total. Bubu (Claw) is the main animal villain in the manga, and the only recurring villain in the anime. So yeah, he is Leo's main antagonist. The rest is true.

Vor 16 Tage
T-REX THE DINO
T-REX THE DINO

You must Avenge my death, Kimba, I mean Simba..... SIMPSON

Vor 2 Monate
ButterflyQueene07
ButterflyQueene07

Oh, yeah, Disney definitely ripped off Kimba. It's too wild a coincidence for them to have that many similarities.

Vor 2 Monate
ButterflyQueene07
ButterflyQueene07

What does "Beauty and the Beast" have to do with rebirth?

Vor 2 Monate
Andrew B
Andrew B

This video has not aged well considering YMS’s 2-Hour Video!

Vor 2 Monate
Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith

Great job👍

Vor 2 Monate
Avery Ratqueen
Avery Ratqueen

I personally believe that maybe Disney did get inspiration from Kimba, but that they’re two completely different stories. I can see a lot of differences between the two.

Vor 2 Monate
Thomas Jacob
Thomas Jacob

Yes it will be

Vor 2 Monate
Bryan Lavapie
Bryan Lavapie

Oh this video age like a milk(not good way). Yikes

Vor 2 Monate
Panda_Safari
Panda_Safari

Me: see's lion king in the title Also me: Furries unite!

Vor 2 Monate
Shawn Williams
Shawn Williams

Do it

Vor 2 Monate
Marlon the mighty Smith
Marlon the mighty Smith

this shit was ripped off of kimba cmon the similarites are staggering

Vor 2 Monate
Lunar Tenebris
Lunar Tenebris

Any Nala’s out there? 🥺🤚🏾

Vor 2 Monate
Lynwood Jackson
Lynwood Jackson

The Lion King is arguably the best American hand-drawn film, but my God is Disney evil...

Vor 2 Monate
Celestial Being
Celestial Being

John cena + han solo =

Vor 3 Monate
K.G. GlyKon
K.G. GlyKon

They ripped off the f****** Lion King from a Japanese artist and then lied and said it was an original concept, that's Disney for you!

Vor 3 Monate
ART AND CRAFT COUSINS
ART AND CRAFT COUSINS

He is wearing a lion King shirt

Vor 3 Monate
Hilary Aberle
Hilary Aberle

I always fealt that Lion King was very similar to the ancient Egyptian story of the God Horus. His father Osirus was king of the gods, was tricked and murdered by his wicked brother Set. Set took the throne and exhiled Horus, only for him to return years later and take his rightful place as king. Of course Osirus was sewn back together by his wife Isis, and the two went on to rule the under world. Pretty sure they left that part out of the lion king.

Vor 3 Monate
Ethan Statler
Ethan Statler

It has similarities to Hamlet?

Vor 3 Monate
Alex Angelica
Alex Angelica

I always thought that it was based off Hamlet, and I never heard of Kimba. Thanks for helping me understand the true inspection behind the Lion King.

Vor 3 Monate
Luna Moon
Luna Moon

Simba had 3 cubs at the end of the movie it was his first son but on lion king two it’s was his daughter next to rule

Vor 3 Monate
Ave
Ave

Nala's dad would still be Mufasa

Vor 3 Monate
ItsMabey
ItsMabey

At the end of the Lion king we actually see the birth of their son, their second child Kion. You can tell that because of the colouring. Kiara is much lighter than the baby we see while Kion is basically the same colour

Vor 3 Monate
Amy Martinez
Amy Martinez

No one seems to mention it, but scars character is based on Hitler

Vor 3 Monate
André Manuel
André Manuel

I guess it's only me but Jon's intro instrumental just makes me happy.

Vor 3 Monate
jarred marques
jarred marques

This was the story of Kimba sorry but thats that

Vor 3 Monate
Logan Presley
Logan Presley

*unpackages shirt to find it covered in glitter* FAIRY DUUUUUUUUUST!!!

Vor 4 Monate
Zainab Bhatti
Zainab Bhatti

Your mouth must hurt so much after all these videos 🥺right

Vor 4 Monate
Leonardo Gamboa
Leonardo Gamboa

The Story of Osiris: One of two brothers (Osiris) gains the title of king against the will of the other brother (Set) so the other brother tries and succeeds in killing the king giving him all of the power and the old king’s son (Horus) has to fight the other brother to the death eventually ending up in the son winning and getting the title of king Sounds familiar huh? Edit: this is from ANCIENT EGYPT

Vor 4 Monate
Stefan Smith
Stefan Smith

Hotdamnirock intro!!

Vor 4 Monate
1LORDJ-NEWS NETWORK
1LORDJ-NEWS NETWORK

Wasn't mufasa the alfa so he was nala dad too

Vor 4 Monate
Ellale Viojan
Ellale Viojan

Being in one pride, aren't Simba and Nala half siblings?

Vor 4 Monate
Jake Westerback
Jake Westerback

Per your comment that they probably changed the S into a K because it sounds more like a name.... No probably not. It was probably done as a dig toward Disney plus not wanting to get sued. Kimba's name in the Japanese version is Leo. It wasn't released in the US October 28, 2000. Lion King of course in 1994.

Vor 4 Monate
Dorian Xanyn
Dorian Xanyn

Is it not also possible that Hamlet is so interwoven into the western zeitgeist that through all the changes of the original script the imbedded seed of Shakespeares play started to bleed through the commonality of the writers and producers creative background P.s. no one out crazies Ophelia hey nonny-nonny ho....

Vor 4 Monate
Ladarius Greene
Ladarius Greene

Kiara wasn't first born in Lion king there's a different lion than in Lion king 2

Vor 4 Monate
Flibber Nodgets
Flibber Nodgets

love archetypes. I think arguments based on disqualifying similarities between two works is, unless blatant, fairly stupid

Vor 4 Monate
Leo Jaramillo
Leo Jaramillo

ABSOLUTLEY ADDICTED TO THIS CHANNEL (didn't mean the all caps lol)

Vor 4 Monate
Rhonda Baker
Rhonda Baker

I was so sad when I found out Disney ripped off that story. Seriously, all they had to do was admit they took inspiration from Kimba and maybe give the creator a small cut of the profit, I mean they could definitely afford it. Pure greed right there

Vor 4 Monate
morrscherice fentress
morrscherice fentress

Male lions typically don’t take care of other lions kids so I’m kinda torn on if simba is her actual brother. But idk jus curious 🤷‍♀️

Vor 4 Monate
Devany Graham
Devany Graham

What archetype is Harry Potter? Or is each book / film a different archetype?

Vor 4 Monate
Alex Ortiz
Alex Ortiz

The Hamlet assumption is most likely race based.

Vor 4 Monate
sether 8001
sether 8001

Hey lol I'm African and I know that that rising sun isn't the Sahara. It's Tanzania.

Vor 4 Monate
badcommentgirl
badcommentgirl

I think your content is most useful here on youtube

Vor 4 Monate
Ricco
Ricco

do one about Icarus from Greek mythology!

Vor 4 Monate
Hunter X
Hunter X

Do ghost rider

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