Friday, July 19, 2019

"The Strange History of Lion King Animated Spinoffs"

Topher Florence for Fanbyte (excerpts from much longer summaries):

The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride (1998)
A group of radical gray Goth Lions with dark eye makeup refuse Simba as the true king, believing only in Scar.

The Lion Guard (2016)
There’s an evil snake named Ushari who discovers a way to bring Scar back from hell and now Scar is just a fire ghost controlling an army of creatures to get his revenge on Simba.

The Lion King 1½ (2004)
Framed within the meta-narrative of the comedy duo watching their own movie like an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000

The Lion King’s Timon & Pumbaa (1995)
They have muscular doppelgangers named Pimon and Tumbaa who have the motto “Kahuna Potato”.
*Previously: Watch hikers in California try to sneak up on a mountain lion