“What’s a motto?” “Nothing, what’s the motto with you?" UMMMM. Well, let's see. It's not the weekend yet and oh, we have just heard that Scar and Mufasa AREN'T BROTHERS. Is that enough for ya Simba??? One of Disney's greatest films and we have been let down. Childhood ruined. Whyyyyyy :o
In an interview, Hello Giggles spoke to the film’s director, Rob Minkoff, and producer, Don Hahn, where they exposed the truth about Mufasa and Scar’s relationship. Yep, telling the truth is good n all but seriously :(((.
“[While making the movie] we talked about the fact that it was very likely [Scar and Mufasa] would not have both the same parents,” Don explained. “The way lions operate in the wild…when the male lion gets old, another rogue lion comes and kills the head of the pride. What that does is it causes the female lions to go into heat [to reproduce], and then the new younger lion kills the king and then he kills all the babies. Now he’s the new lion that’s running the pride.”
This very frustrating (soz, we can't get over this) David Attenborough 'explanation' does not make up for this. LOL SO DRAMATIC, SORRY. But, why are we only hearing of this truly SOUL-DESTROYING deet til now? In 2017? Why ruin our childhood memories mate?
They added: “There was always this thing about well, how do you have these two [male] lions? Occasionally there are prides that do have two male lions, in an interesting dynamic because they’re not equals [since they don’t have the same parents]. One lion will always kind of be off in the shadows. We were trying to use those animal truths to underpin the story so we sort of figured Scar and Mufasa couldn’t really be from the same gene pool. In fact, that’s what [Scar] says. There’s a line, he goes, ‘I’m from the shallow end of the gene pool.’ When he’s talking to Mufasa, when Mufasa gets mad at him for not coming up to the coronation of Simba.”
It does make a lot of sense, tbh. I mean, not everyone is gunna stick around in the same place with the same people for their whole lifetime. That would obviously be very duuuuull. Still devastated though. Ron and Don, hate to break it to ya, you are still unforgiven.
This post was written by Ellie Kirwin-Jones. It originally appeared on our sister site, heatworld.