Feb 12, 2015

Random Thursday

So moving onto another Disney movie, I uncovered a few fun facts about The Lion King in the same article where I found my Frozen facts!

  • Originally, the song, Can You Feel The Love Tonight was supposed to be performed by Timon and Pumba.--I don't think this would've had the same impact as Elton John! LOL!
  • Disney was actually sued by a hyena biologist for their portrayal of hyenas as villains.
  • Pumba is the first Disney character to ever fart onscreen!
  • The Lion King could've sounded way different, Sean Connery was considered for the part of Mufasa while Eddie Murphy was almost offered the role of Timon! And Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella, the voices of Timon and Pumba, originally came into read for Hyena roles!

I just can't imagine what this movie would've sounded like with Sean Connery as Mufasa! I suppose it would've been fine if we never heard James Earl Jones in the role, but I think that James basically owned that role! LOL!


  1. Wow those change of actors and roles would have made it so different. Not sure if Connery would be the right voice- scottish accent and all - for a lion. lol.

    I can't believe they were sued over the hyena villian thing. Ridiculous.

  2. Really they got sued? Wow, some people could be so unreasonable and have zero sense of humor. This is one of the best movie IMO

  3. LOL That is funny about suing for Hyena..people are so awesomely random like that!

  4. This is my favorite move ever!!! I'd never heard that about the hyena biologists - too funny lol. I loved this post - it's cool to learns few things about a movie I've loved forever.
    I hope you find this helpful rather than annoying, but I'm pretty sure it was Elton John rather than Phil Collins.

  5. I love that they were sued. Like what.

    Did you hear what Scar's original name was? It translated to Trash from Swahili. Ouch.

  6. Haha!! Love the fart and hyena lawsuit facts! So funny!

  7. They got sued by a Hyenna Biologist? I can't stop laughing!!
    Naomi @The Perks Of Being A Bookworm


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