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
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Comments • 19 282

  • Cookie-Chu Gachaz
    Cookie-Chu Gachaz  37 minutes 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  22 hours 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  23 hours 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  1 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  2 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  2 days back

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

                                  • Orville Joseph
                                    Orville Joseph  2 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  2 days back

                                      I have my own Feary

                                      • Orville Joseph
                                        Orville Joseph  2 days back

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

                                        • Carl Marchiano
                                          Carl Marchiano  2 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  2 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  3 days back

                                                            Welp there goes to my childhood

                                                            • Mariahann Gray
                                                              Mariahann Gray  3 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.

                                                                    • 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  4 days back

                                                                              GIRL POWER

                                                                              • caitlin buggle
                                                                                caitlin buggle  4 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  13 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  4 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.

                                                                                            • Power Armor Patriot
                                                                                              Power Armor Patriot  5 days back

                                                                                              You also neglected that in a realistic setting scar would not have teamed up with the hyenas as the two animals are eternal enemies.