Noooooo! I'm so mad at this. I was scrolling through the depths of the Internet, and I came across a YouTube video comparing 'The Lion King,' the staple of my entire childhood, to a Japanese comic series called 'Kimba the White Lion.'
Here's what's important to know. 'Kimba' was released in 1950 and was later animated in 1965. 'The Lion King' hit the big screen in 1994. There's quite a bit of time in between these releases, so I'm a giving Disney a little side eye here... It's really hard to un-see the similarities.
Check out the comparison video below so you can decide for yourself, but I mean come on... Simba? KIMBA? Ugh.