The Lion King

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.

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ryguy_1983

Correction: This is an illusion caused by the camera 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.

A Demon

Corrected entry: After Scar warns Mufasa never to turn his back on him, he turns away and walks gingerly out of the cave. Scar is about to take a step with his right paw immediately before the shot changes. Once it does, his left paw takes the next step instead.

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ryguy_1983

Correction: We see Scar take a step with his right paw then the shot changes and he takes a step with his left. No mistake.

A Demon

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.

A Demon

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.

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

A Demon

Corrected entry: In the scene where Scar tells the hyena's that they couldn't even get rid of the two cubs, (in the steam caves), Shenzi tells Banzai that hearing Mufasa's name makes her shudder. Banzai repeats Mufasa's name several times and Shenzi falls back with tingling laughter, but her face changes from her character's face, to Banzai's.

Correction: Watch the scene again. At no point does Shenzi fall back or experience a face change resembling one of her fellow hyenas. Shenzi starts laughing, but once the shot changes it's Ed we see falling back with laughter - the giveaway being notches on both ears, which Shenzi lacks.

ryguy_1983

Corrected entry: When Simba finally sees his father's ghost in the clouds, he first stands in front of the water. As Mufasa begins to fade away, Simba suddenly runs forward, exactly where the water should be, yet it's not there.

Correction: There are some close ups of Mufasa's head at this point. The pond is not very wide across; Simba had a large opportunity to step across.

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.

A Demon

Corrected entry: On the Extended DVD version, in the scene where Timon and Pumbaa finally wake up Simba and talk to him, Timon says "Ghee, he looks blue" then Pumbaa replies "I'd say brownish gold", according to the subtitles it was Timon that said the "Brownish Gold" quote not Pumbaa.

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Correction: Mistakes in the subtitles are not movie mistakes.

Corrected entry: During the "Be Prepared" scene, Scar kicks one of the hyenas off the ledge into the bone pile. When the hyena climbs back up the ledge, and is dropped off again by Scar, the background turns yellow and you can see that the ledge has changed drastically.

Piemanmoo

Correction: By this point, the song has turned into a fantasy sequence as evidenced by the stylized shadows and designs on the wall behind him, the hyenas goosestepping on a lined field, and Scar's ascension on a rock propelled by magma.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: When the wildebeest are stampeding, they appear to defy gravity by running straight down the side of a near-vertical side of the valley.

Correction: Watch some real-life footage of wildebeest stampedes - they run down some astonishingly steep slopes that look near-vertical in the footage. Strange as it looks, this is actually quite authentic.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: Apples do not grow in the African savanna. Also, Pride Rock has totally dried up. But when Pumbaa and Timon create the diversion, Pumbaa has an apple in his mouth.

Correction: Hula skirts and flower necklaces aren't available in Africa either, nor do meerkats dance the hula. It's just done for a gag.

Corrected entry: When Mufasa is hanging off the cliff he calls to Scar, "Brother..." You can hear someone whisper this to him before he says the line.

Piemanmoo

Correction: It's true that you can hear a muffled "brother" before Mufasa cries it out. But that's actually Mufasa, struggling to hold on to the cliff. Listen to it, it's spoken by James Earl Jones, voice of Mufasa.

Corrected entry: After Simba collapses on the ledge, sending the seeds flying back to the Pride Lands, we see Rafiki catch them and he recognizes that Simba is alive. However, Rafiki's tree looks just the same as it has throughout the movie. Since the rest of the Pride Lands is dark, gray, and dead looking by that time, with all the trees bare and the grass gone, why does Rafiki's tree still look brightly colored with lots of green leaves on its branches?

Correction: We're never shown where Rafiki's tree is. He could live outside the Pride Lands, in an area similar to where Timon and Pumbaa live.

Corrected entry: When Simba and Mufasa look up at the stars at night (after the elephant grave yard), you can see the constellation Leo (obviously because the films about lions). but Leo can't be seen in Africa.

Correction: Actually, the constellation Leo can be seen in its entirety from anywhere on Earth above about 60 degrees South latitude. This includes all of Africa.

Corrected entry: During the singing of "I just can't wait to be King", when Simba sings, "Everybody look left, Everybody look right", he's actually moving to OUR left, then OUR right, the opposite direction of what he is saying.

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Correction: In Disneys the Lion King Simba moves to the "kids viewing" left and right on purpose. It is difficult for young viewers to seperate your left from my left. The words are sung from viewers point of view.

Corrected entry: Pumba supposedly became an outcast because he smelled so bad, and he apparently still does because Timon often makes references to it. But neither Simba, Nala, nor any of the other animals meeting him for the first time react to his smell in any way. Of course they wouldn't make a big deal out of it if they're trying to be polite, but you'd think if he smelled that bad they'd have some reaction.

Krista

Correction: It's not exactly his regular smell that made him an outcast. It's his flatulence problem. It may very well be that, durring those scenes that we are shown, Pumbaa is simply not tooting.

Garlonuss

Corrected entry: In the opening scene, you see a bunch of leaf cutter ants walking across a branch. Leaf cutter ants are found in South America, not Africa.

Correction: The profile of those ants in the film is not indicative of leafcutters, since leafcutters tend to have more rugged, spinose bodies with smaller abdomens.

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.

Kara

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

redbaron2000

Correction: There are lots of chickens in Africa. http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/003/W8989E/W8989E01.htm

jle

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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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

Corrected entry: In the scene where Zazu is telling Scar that Mufasa is very angry because he didn't show up at the funky show-Simba-off dealy, 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

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

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Pumbaa: Hey, Timon, ever wonder what those sparkly dots are up there?
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At the elephant graveyard, little Simba claws Shenzi in the face. When Mufasa saves Simba from the hyenas, the cuts are gone, a few seconds later. [This was done intentionally, I'm sure, for two reasons. The first being, Disney doesn't let fresh scars linger on the screen too long. Secondly, during that same scene when Mufasa rescues Simba & Nala, he claws Banzai in the rear. To stress the point later in the movie, that severe scar is shown too, but only briefly, it too disappears because of reason 1. Still a "mistake", but there's why.]

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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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