If Disney writers hadn't had such sufficient grasp on morality, my compass would have come from the Catholic Church.
|Lauritz Melchior |
I loved this movie, growing up. I think that I still do. Haven't seen it in ages, though and am probably more familiar with Hamlet, now.
This is sort of like if Hamlet had a happy ending :) Or is that why you brought it up?
|Time Travel Mishap |
I have not seen this since I was around 11 and back then the goose stepping hyenas went right over my head. Jesus fucking christ. This was always my favorite song too.
Seriously Disney?! Seriously? Nazi animals in the lion king? I....just...WHY?! I'm not even horribly offended at this. I just don't see how they could sit down and write this out and animate it and think "oh yeah lets throw in a huge nazi reference. it will set the mood"
Was there any kind of shit storm over this one the movie first came out? I of course didn't really pay attention to the news back then.
No, back then the scandal was about how in a final scene it kind of looks like Simba is mating with the lion girlfriend.
Aladdin's scandal was about the intro lyrics and the LittleMermaid's about how one of the Sea Palace's towers was a dick.
But really, the real shit storm of this movie came from the warped minds of all the furries who still define themselves using its menagerie. Without the hyenas what "TREU ANIMAL SPIRIT" would gender-undecided furries have?
It's less about referencing the Nazis and more a tribute to Leni Riefenstahl and her amazing cinematography skills.
It's just a shame that she used her superpowers for evil.
Anyway, just to really blow your mind: the Hebrew version.
The real scandal of The Lion King is how the word sex is written in sand in one scene.
I kid you not, but I remember complaints that the hyenas represented black people. When they moved into the lion's neighborhood, everything went to shit.
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wow....I think that is still Whoopi Goldberg in the Hebrew dub.
A black woman, named Goldberg, as a goose stepping hyena singing in Hebrew. Take this clip to Alabama and you could possibly make heads explode.
Scar was always the swishiest Claudius/Hitler surrogate.
When animal handlers brought actual lions and hyenas for the animators to draw during the design phase of this film, apparently they asked that Disney not make hyenas the token 'bad guys.'
So much for that.
The ironic part is that Hyenas act in a much less villainous manner in the wild when compared to lions. It's common practice in Lion society for the alpha male to murder a female's cubs so he can bone her.
Hyenas are a lot more heroic in comparison.
That uh that ain't how geology works, Disney.
Looks impressive, but he doesn't actually ever use that giant Nazi hyena army he mustered. He has the resources to institutionalize his regime, but after he seizes power he never makes the changes t o prevent someone from seizing power in the exact same way he took over.
Disney should have provided children with a realistic model demonstrating the necessity of pur ges and secret police after a coup.
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I think he lost most of his army in the bizarre geological event that happened during this song. Maybe if they had run for it when the ground started exploding and pillars started rising up they would have survived. but noooooooo they just kept on singing.
And thus are children taught why fanaticism is a poor substitute for loyalty.
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