Saturday, November 8, 2014

SPOILER ALERT: Simba = Hamlet

Y'all. The Lion King is a direct ripoff of Hamlet. Yes, I know that Lion King actually ripped off Kimba the White Lion which ripped off Hamlet, but since we all presumably know Lion King better (*cough*Joe*cough*) I just decided to cut out the middle man. Heads up, as it says in the title, massive spoilers will follow. Yes, there are tons of differences between the movies such as the whole species thing, but let's focus on the common points. For starters:

  • Simba = Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Scar = Claudius
  • Mufasa = King Hamlet (our Hamlet's dad)
  • Horatio = Timon and Pumbaa
  • Nala = Ophelia
  • Zazu = Polonius
  • Sarabi = Gertrude
  • Dead dads
  • Evil uncles who kill brother for kingship, try to steal queen
  • Ghosts
  • Angsty protagonist
  • Prince fights uncle
  • Protagonist faces great morals struggle
  • Protagonist enraged at uncle's treatment of protagonist's mother
And that's just to start. Coincidence? I think not.

Just sayin'...

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