The Lion King

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film, Scar says, "Oh, no Mufasa. Perhaps you shouldn't turn your back on me." Mufasa runs up to Scar, roaring, and says, "Is that a challenge?" Problem is, the roar is still going on while Mufasa is speaking.

Deidra Goins

Correction: They're in a cave. It's an echo.


But there is no echo for the rest of the words spoken.

Ssiscool Premium member

Corrected entry: "Mmm...tastes like chicken." How would Timone know what chicken tastes like? There are no chickens in Africa.


Correction: There are lots of chickens in Africa.


Corrected entry: Simba is taken to a small pond through roots of trees and thorns and bushes by Rafiki to show him where Mufasa is. Soon after, Mufasa appears in the clouds, reveals to Simba who he really is, and disappears. The place where Simba stands shows no trace of the path covered.

Correction: The grass is tall and thick all around Simba. There would be no discernible paw prints from the side 'camera' angle, possibly only if it were veiwed from above.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: In the stampede scene, Mufasa is crawling up a slanted slope, but when we get an overhead view, it's straight down.

Correction: When viewed from the top of the rocky cliff, the steepness of the rocks isn't clear, so the view we have is more dramatic for the shot. It's only from a side view that can we see the incline.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: Near the end, When Zazu is in the cage of bones and Timon runs in with him because two of the hyenas are chasing him, Pumbaa follows them. Banzai is in front, and Shenzi is by the cage. Banzai calls Pumbaa a pig, and Pumbaa charges. We get a view of the two hyenas, and they have switched places.

Correction: During this scene, both Shenzi and Banzai are in front of rib cage facing Timon and Zazu. We the viewers see them through the ribs. When Pumbaa charges at Shenzi and Banzai, they haven't switched places, they're still in front of the rib cage, they've just turned around to face a charging Pumbaa and the 'camera' angle is different.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: When Rafiki grabbed some of the dust that Simba had blown, Rafiki grabs a fruit thing form the tree, he breaks it in half and starts to eat the one half. Yet, when he puts his hand down to hold the turtle shell, and he gets up to go over to put the mane on Simba's picture, the fruit is gone and the turtle shell as well. (00:53:00)

Correction: If you scrutinize this whole scene frame by frame you will notice when Rafiki is sitting with the turtle shell and fruit, he glances to his right(at Simba's picture on a tree to Rafiki's right). The cameras next shot pans Simba's picture then it goes back to where Rafiki is sitting with the turtle shell. Rafiki jumps and runs to get his 'staff'. He runs back to the tree that has Simba's picture on it, past where he was sitting with his turtle shell.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: When Mufasa and Simba are sitting atop Pride Rock there is a river to the right (South). When you see them walking with Pride Rock in the background the river has moved North.

Correction: The sun is rising facing the front of Pride Rock. The river is seen to theright(South) of Pride Rock. It flows East/West past Pride Rock then in the next couple of shots you can see it curves Northward. There is nothing unrealistic here.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: When everyone thinks Simba is dead, Rafiki (the monkey) is sitting on a branch beside the drawing of Simba. Later, when he finds out Simba is alive, the drawing is near a platform, not a branch.

Correction: When Rafiki thinks Simba is dead he's sitting on the overgrown roots of the tree that has Simba's picture on it. Simba's picture is on the same tree later. There is no platform.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: When Zazu is telling Scar that Mufasa is very angry because he didn't show up at the funky show-Simba-off thing, after Scar spits Zazu out, Zazu is covered with saliva. When he is hiding behind Mufasa's leg, however, he is perfectly dry. Isn't that kind of strange?

Correction: When Scar spit Zazu out, Zazu certainly had enough time to flap his wings a couple of times (off camera) to dry himself off. We don't have to see it to know that's what a bird would do when it gets wet. Then he hid behind Mufasa's leg.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: In the beginning scene when Scar and Zazu are talking, Scar's back paws change from one scene to another. He is laying down when this happens. They have black claws at first then they change and are gone when it shows him again.

Correction: Lions extend or retract their claws, depending on their mood. So, throughout this scene Scar either has his claws extended or retracted, as does Mufasa.

Super Grover Premium member

Audio problem: (May only apply to the original VHS release.) When Scar has Zazu locked up in a cage, Zazu mentions Mufasa's name and Scar yells at him, "What did you say?" Right before Scar's actual line, whilst Zazu is talking, you hear Scar's "What did you say?" line very faintly in the background, even though Zazu has not even mentioned Mufasa yet.

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Pumbaa: Hey, Timon, ever wonder what those sparkly dots are up there?
Timon: Pumbaa, I don't wonder; I know.
Pumbaa: Oh. What are they?
Timon: They're fireflies. Fireflies that, uh... Got stuck up on that big bluish-black thing.
Pumbaa: Oh, gee. I always thought they were balls of gas burning billions of miles away.
Timon: Pumbaa, with you, everything's gas.

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Trivia: Disney wanted people to despise Scar, the film's villain, so, during Scar's big song 'Be prepared', they made references to Adolf Hitler. When Scar's army begins to march, they are goose-stepping like Nazi soldiers and have their snouts raised like a Nazi salute (their snouts appear longer here than in any other part of the movie, and pointed to their right). Scar is on a large ledge, which resembles a balcony, much like that used by Hitler - on the side, the rock has a pattern resembling a giant Swastika. And finally, on the ground where the army marches, lines appear. These lines were on the streets of Germany, where the Nazis paraded.

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