The Lion Thief; Was This Beloved Story Stolen?

All eyes are fixated on The Lion King, one of this year’s most popular movies and biggest blockbusters. And while the excitement of a reboot of the beloved story is high at the moment, many are also looking back to another story that is believed to be the influence of the 1994 classic.

Since The Lion King was first in production, Disney has been accused of ripping off the 1965 Japanese cartoon, Kimba the White Lion. Disney story developers and writers have all claimed that the similarities between the two stories are pure coincidence and that the movie is purely original. Other’s claim the story, characters, and other elements are too many similarities to be a simple coincidence.

Check out this great video from Alli Kat on YouTube that goes into the similarities, and decide for yourself whether Disney took inspiration from Kimba, or if The Lion King truly was an original story.

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