The Lion King is now a beloved story for a number of generations of individuals – whether or not you noticed the unique 1994 Disney animated function; the broadway play it spawned in 1997; or Disney’s 2019 “live-action” remake with CGI animals and massive superstar voices (Beyonc?, Donald Glover, and so forth.). Disney goes to be maintaining the Lion King franchise going with the upcoming prequel movie Mufasa: The Lion King. Well, will probably be good to get again to the times of Mufasa in his prime: as a result of there’s some fairly darkish stuff about his dying that has gone viral on social media!
Did Scar Eat Mufasa in The Lion King?!
As you’ll be able to see within the TikTok above, this idea seems on the unique Nineties animated Lion King film – and one specific scene. Late within the second act of the film, Scar (Jeremy Irons) has taken maintain of Pride Rock along with his gang of hyenas, and King Mufasa’s advisor Zazu (Rowan Atkinson) is stored prisoner contained in the ribcage of skeletal stays, singing for Scar’s amusement. Scar sings together with Zazu at one level whereas making a prop of a cranium throughout the lyric that some coconuts are “big as your head.”
Fans like TikTok consumer (and soccer participant) @finallyboateng might assist to surprise about two necessary questions:
What is that cranium Scar is enjoying with?
Whatever occurred to Mufasa’s physique after that stampede?
Making some lengthy TikTok’ing quick: It seems that Disney animators undoubtedly snuck a cranium in there that appears to bear putting resemblance to what lion skulls seem like. It additionally seems that apparently, the one actual animals that may eat lions are… lions.
Scar had a hand in arranging what occurred to Mufasa – and it actually is inside his sociopathic purview to have had Mufasa’s physique dragged again to Pride Rock to be eaten. On additional thought, the scene opens with Zazu singing the tune “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” – which all of the sudden hits a lot otherwise for those who take into account this idea.
Disney animators and/or filmmakers have a protracted historical past of sneaking some fairly wild stuff into their animated works – there’s loads of proof to recommend that is certainly one of them. At the time of scripting this, the TikTok has almost 5 million views – with a whole bunch of 1000’s of feedback – largely from folks whose childhoods and/or psyche have been ruined by the mere notion that this might be true.
Mufasa: The Lion King hits theaters on July 5, 2024. The animated and live-action Lion King films are streaming on Disney+.