The Lion King

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Corrected entry: In the very first scene in the movie, where Scar is playing with the mouse, the size of the mouse relative to Scar changes between shots. When he's rolling it over his 'fingers' we can see that its body is roughly the same size as a finger, but while it's pinned down as Scar talks to Zazu it seems much smaller than that. Finally, when the mouse escapes, it's much larger than it was in the beginning.

Correction: We don't see the mouse when it is pinned down, only its tail, so we can't say that it is smaller when pinned down. Throughout the rest of the shots it remains the same size.

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Corrected entry: During the presentation of Simba, two elephants kneel down. In the overhead shots before and after, there is only a group of three and one apart from the others. (00:03:35)

Correction: In the overhead shots we don't see all the animals so it's safe to assume they could be somewhere else.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Timon is pulling out bugs from a log, one of the bugs is actually wearing a tiny Mickey hat.

Correction: I've just watched this scene and used step by step and zoom and no bug is wearing a Mickey hat.

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Corrected entry: After the presentation of Simba, Mufasa and Zazu confront Scar in a cave. Right before Scar walks offscreen, watch how Zazu changes his position. When Zazu snaps at Scar by saying "Pity. Why not?", he's standing right between both of Mufasa's front paws. But from one frame to the next he's standing significantly further away from them. (00:06:30)


Correction: This is an illusion caused by the angles. The first shot is high above and as such he appears close to Mufasa. The second shot is lots lower and thus gives the impression of him being further away.

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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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Question: We're only told about two males in the pride, Mufasa and Scar. Who was Nala's father? It can't be Mufasa because then she and Simba would either be siblings or half-siblings and they wouldn't have got together. And it can't be Scar because she called him by his name, not Dad, and she and Simba would still have been cousins.

Answer: Lions are not like humans, even though Disney tends to make them that way. It's rare for more than one or two full grown lions to be in a pride. Other males are in "bachelor prides" until they win a pride of their own. It's likely that Scar or Mufasa sired Nala.

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Answer: It is possible that Nala is older than Simba and her mother was pregnant when a male, Mufasa, took over and she avoided getting killed. She could be the daughter of the previous male that Mufasa conquered as he opened the Pride Lands for him and his brother. Then, Simba was born a little while after Nala.

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