Film Theory: Why Scar is the RIGHTFUL King! (Disney Lion King)

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  • Published: 19 July 2019
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    Disney's live action Lion King is causing a stir among Disney fans. I agree, this movie brought up a lot of questions about remakes and live action reimaginings of classic Disney movies... but maybe not how you think. See, the original Lion King ends with Simba taking over Pride Rock and everything is sunshine and happiness. When Disney decided to do a "real" Lion King, I looked into the behavior of IRL lion prides and WHOA! If Disney did a REAL Lion King, well... prepare to have your childhoods ruined. Again.

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    Credits:
    Writer: Matthew Patrick and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
    Researcher: Alyssa "AlyssaBeCrazy" Seibert
    Editors: BanditRants and Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick
    Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
    Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

    Sources:
    video.nationalgeographic.com/video/til/00000153-5c52-d365-a5d3-5d560ba90000
    nature.com/news/2002/020819/full/news020819-10.html#B1
    cbc.ca/news/technology/the-mane-attraction-lionesses-prefer-dark-haired-lions-1.305212
    telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/4768860/Lionesses-dont-prefer-blonds-in-the-mane.html
    sfgate.com/news/article/Lionesses-prefer-black-manes-on-Africa-s-2778280.php
    africageographic.com/blog/video-5-things-didnt-know-black-maned-lions/
    smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-truth-about-lions-11558237/
    abc.net.au/science/articles/2002/08/26/656758.htm
    livescience.com/41572-male-lion-survival.html
    lionaid.org/faqs_lions/why-do-male-lions-kill-cubs.htm
    quora.com/Do-male-lions-kill-unrelated-female-cubs-1
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanticide_(zoology)
    thoughtco.com/what-is-a-lion-pride-130300
    animals.mom.me/tell-lion-leader-5635.html
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Comments • 19 283

  • Van Rivier
    Van Rivier  2 hours back

    Hahaha I also fight with my brothers when it comes to food.

    • Cookie-Chu Gachaz
      Cookie-Chu Gachaz  7 hours back

      MatPat can you guys do the movie "Chicken Run"? It would be cool!

      • Lord Farquaad's Beautiful Chest Hair

        Mat spoke in a confident voice so this MUST make sense.

        • Lisa Dego
          Lisa Dego  1 days back

          Do you guys know that in lion king 2 kiara Simbas daughter gets together with scars son kovu and since Simba and scar are related so is kiara and kovu making it incest

          • Dancin Ember
            Dancin Ember  1 days back

            I've seen it it was actually good

            • The Pokemon professor
              The Pokemon professor  1 days back

              I’m doing a play of the lion king and I’m playing Mufasa thanks matpat

              • Firing Line
                Firing Line  2 days back

                I need tell you some of these scenes of The Lion King you are different from what I have on my DVD.

                • Muhammad Shabbir Awan
                  Muhammad Shabbir Awan  2 days back

                  Scar has never been king and he never will be

                  • Meep and friends
                    Meep and friends  2 days back

                    if simba and nala are half siblings then what is kiara

                    • ExAN__07
                      ExAN__07  2 days back

                      You ruined my favourite movie

                      • layan khayyat
                        layan khayyat  2 days back

                        CAN YOU DO ANOTHER LION KING FILM THEORY ABOUT KOPA?! ❤️❤️

                        • The Paralumans
                          The Paralumans  2 days back

                          6:56 yes... Thank you for saying that mat

                          • Club PA
                            Club PA  2 days back

                            Flim Theory,
                            Ruining childhoods since 2014

                            • Sheep No More
                              Sheep No More  2 days back

                              no one cares dude

                              • tiffany rance
                                tiffany rance  2 days back

                                Hey, Lion King 1/2 is fucking art! Long Live The sequel!

                                • Miss.Scales & friends
                                  Miss.Scales & friends  3 days back

                                  Your only flaw is that because Scar and Mufasa are brothers and share the same blood/genes, he would NOT kill the cubs. Brother lions that share a pride in the wild do NOT kill each other's cubs.

                                  • NickDawg
                                    NickDawg  3 days back

                                    Damn lions got it all figured out. Pointy-teethed bois really know about incest

                                    • Orville Joseph
                                      Orville Joseph  3 days back

                                      It’s him I’m guessing they get milk from Carrabelle OK I don’t know what to do yet

                                      • Orville Joseph
                                        Orville Joseph  3 days back

                                        I have my own Feary

                                        • Orville Joseph
                                          Orville Joseph  3 days back

                                          Who is side movies it’s time for Mickey in the roadster racers time to shine

                                          • Carl Marchiano
                                            Carl Marchiano  3 days back

                                            You're wrong on both of those definitions. Panthera is obviously a metal rock band fromthe 80s. Psst, everyone knows that Matpat

                                            • Lynwood Kennels
                                              Lynwood Kennels  3 days back

                                              the bird was right they will be king and queen

                                              • -W E E Bありがとう

                                                .........*SHOTS FIRED*

                                                • Missy Wolf
                                                  Missy Wolf  3 days back

                                                  It comes to show you that live action is not meant to be thier animated counterparts all the way

                                                  • Stella Quinn
                                                    Stella Quinn  3 days back

                                                    I'm surprised Disney didn't get sued by angry parents after watching this yet AaaaaAnnnNd all of the other Disney movies let alone all of the rumors with bendy and Disney.

                                                    • Hob Channel
                                                      Hob Channel  3 days back

                                                      Lionesses were not going to overthrow Scar, because he was protected by hyenas, of whom there were more than a hundred.

                                                      • Daniel Quirino
                                                        Daniel Quirino  3 days back

                                                        Do you guys have something on Lost the TV show? 🙂

                                                        • Schooled180
                                                          Schooled180  3 days back

                                                          That’s facts but I still don’t like Scar

                                                          • Mark Thompson
                                                            Mark Thompson  3 days back

                                                            You guys are fucked up for even making this sad shit 🖕

                                                            • Boochey 2.0
                                                              Boochey 2.0  4 days back

                                                              Welp there goes to my childhood

                                                              • Mariahann Gray
                                                                Mariahann Gray  4 days back

                                                                You gone too far with that title MatPat I

                                                                • Brent Martin
                                                                  Brent Martin  4 days back

                                                                  If mufasa comes here I'll Bite his face off. Help me out here guys.

                                                                  • Yukihyo
                                                                    Yukihyo  4 days back

                                                                    Lion king is patriarchy propaganda!!!

                                                                    • Math M
                                                                      Math M  4 days back

                                                                      Scar is an Asiatic Lion. Google a pic of the lion and you'll see.

                                                                      • Math M
                                                                        Math M  6 hours back

                                                                        @Whisky_Icarus He is. Google the animal, you clearly haven't

                                                                      • Whisky_Icarus
                                                                        Whisky_Icarus  2 days back

                                                                        ...lol no he is not plus his mane is not short. they literally used everything from Kenya from the terms to even the names

                                                                    • Aph Norway
                                                                      Aph Norway  4 days back

                                                                      In the Vietnamese dub version, Simba and Nala refers to each other as "anh" and "em', which can be either:
                                                                      - Older and younger people in general
                                                                      - Lovers
                                                                      - Siblings
                                                                      My sister just thought they were actual siblings and here I am-

                                                                      • soumi dey
                                                                        soumi dey  4 days back

                                                                        It happens the same way in live action remake

                                                                        • TheDuckGames24
                                                                          TheDuckGames24  4 days back

                                                                          Scar is the rightful king because he looks badass as shit

                                                                          • Some Canadian Guy
                                                                            Some Canadian Guy  4 days back

                                                                            Sweet home Alabama, am I right

                                                                            • Ender Dragon prince
                                                                              Ender Dragon prince  4 days back

                                                                              all hail to the king baby . yeah evis

                                                                              • nnioop nnioop
                                                                                nnioop nnioop  5 days back

                                                                                GIRL POWER

                                                                                • caitlin buggle
                                                                                  caitlin buggle  5 days back

                                                                                  A am confused , was simba upset when mufasa died obviously I know the omg my dad is dead i am so sad but also he just sang a song called i just can't wait to be king

                                                                                  • Galaxy Wolf
                                                                                    Galaxy Wolf  20 hours back

                                                                                    That was before Mufasa's death. I assume Simba thought that Mufasa will pass in his sleep due to natural causes or old age.

                                                                                • Nymid Artist
                                                                                  Nymid Artist  5 days back

                                                                                  Is it weird I was never traumatized by death?

                                                                                  • KEE'S WAY
                                                                                    KEE'S WAY  5 days back

                                                                                    Interesting!!

                                                                                    • Nick Dzink
                                                                                      Nick Dzink  5 days back

                                                                                      Didn't watch but: because the old King died and his only son abdicated by running away?

                                                                                      • h Martin
                                                                                        h Martin  5 days back

                                                                                        Matpat: get ready for your childhoods ruined.
                                                                                        Me: it ain't over yet!

                                                                                        • Shawiez29
                                                                                          Shawiez29  5 days back

                                                                                          Mufasa's death was traumatizing as a child.
                                                                                          Me: So am I heartless as a child like reacting "okay he died by falling of a cliff... okay so what's next ?"

                                                                                          • The droid attack on the wookies

                                                                                            *Long live the king*

                                                                                            • Mr.house Love's the nets

                                                                                              Is it weird that i was a scar fan as a kid no lies i literally was his #1 fan.