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“The Lion King” is loosely based on which play by William Shakespeare?


  • Hamlet:The producers of The Lion King have said that the story was inspired by William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. With Denmark replaced by the African savanna and people replaced by animals, the majority of the tale and several key scenes remain intact. The connections are obvious: the proud king (Mufasa) is killed “accidentally” by his evil, power-hungry brother (Scar), and after a period away from the kingdom, the prince and rightful heir (Simba) returns to reveal the truth. The characters of Timon and Pumbaa also serve as clear substitues for Hamlet’s friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The film even includes the appearance of the dead king as a ghost (King Hamlet/Mufasa).


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