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
    www.nature.com/news/2002/020819/full/news020819-10.html#B1
    www.cbc.ca/news/technology/the-mane-attraction-lionesses-prefer-dark-haired-lions-1.305212
    www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/4768860/Lionesses-dont-prefer-blonds-in-the-mane.html
    www.sfgate.com/news/article/Lionesses-prefer-black-manes-on-Africa-s-2778280.php
    africageographic.com/blog/video-5-things-didnt-know-black-maned-lions/
    www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-truth-about-lions-11558237/
    www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2002/08/26/656758.htm
    www.livescience.com/41572-male-lion-survival.html
    lionaid.org/faqs_lions/why-do-male-lions-kill-cubs.htm
    www.quora.com/Do-male-lions-kill-unrelated-female-cubs-1
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanticide_(zoology)
    www.thoughtco.com/what-is-a-lion-pride-130300
    animals.mom.me/tell-lion-leader-5635.html
    www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/a/african-lion/
    www.quora.com/What-happens-to-an-alpha-male-Lion-if-he-is-beaten
    www.nytimes.com/2001/07/31/science/for-female-lions-democracy-rules.html
    www.nationalgeographic.org/media/kicked-out-pride/

Comments • 18 817

  • Billy MCFC
    Billy MCFC  Prije sat

    It makes me so sad how excited you were for the remake :(

    • child of gaia
      child of gaia  Prije 2 sati

      Not fully true what if simba had just been forced to leave and only female cubs where killed. I mean it looked as if simba was the only male at the time.

      • Birch_ thetree
        Birch_ thetree  Prije 4 sati

        In the Lion King 2, Kovu, son of Scar, cousin of Simba, mates with Kiara, his cousin's daughter Wut

        • TheIsle GamingSavage
          TheIsle GamingSavage  Prije 4 sati

          U see James saying the live action lion king will be more accurate to real lions life is funny because they didn’t do that.

          • Infinity Plays
            Infinity Plays  Prije 5 sati

            More epic and brutal ending?!?!? SCAR WAS EATEN ALIVE AND MUFASA (I think I misspelled it) DIED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MOVIE, AND THERE'S A MORE BRUTAL ENDING?!?!?!?!?!?!?

            • Galaxyfox 143
              Galaxyfox 143  Prije 8 sati

              MatPat: "be prepared, dear theorists" Me: *pauses video* "🎶be prepared for sensational new. A shining new era is tip toeing nearer. And where do we feature? Just listen to teacher, i know it sounds sourded but you'll be rewarded when allas i am given my dues, when in .... Blablablablablabla... BE PREPARED!!! 🎶" *Continues the video*

              • Bina Rizvi
                Bina Rizvi  Prije 10 sati

                this actually looks like the lions are sayin what hes sayin :D

                • Timothy Lynn
                  Timothy Lynn  Prije 10 sati

                  I have never seen the Lion King.

                  • Yoad CahalonX
                    Yoad CahalonX  Prije 11 sati

                    But Scar’s fur isn’t black in the live action...

                    • ocean man
                      ocean man  Prije 13 sati

                      MatPat, my god, sorry to confront you on this fault in your theory but , the lionesses in fact wouldn't have attacked because knowing that their environment would die out they would stay and not hurt him until a new lion would take over that is why Nala went out to go look for a new king. And about the ....incest.... thing Nala probably got really overjoyed to see some lion to take over so the environment wouldn't fall apart. Once again my god, MatPat, I'm sorry for doing this I just thought it was important to tell someone this information, say hi to your family for me. Signed, ocean, man, childofland

                      • Christina Yien
                        Christina Yien  Prije 14 sati

                        Mulan will be out in March next year I’m sooo EXCITED

                        • umbreon88
                          umbreon88  Prije 21 sat

                          Coincidence I watched this than came home to watch HRclip and BOOM THIS WAS HERE

                          • Star lord
                            Star lord  Prije 21 sat

                            Ýñ^& uolkjcdr90___% bjtxnl>●``

                            • Sarah Szymajda
                              Sarah Szymajda  Prije dan

                              this is way you don't mess with girls and their food

                              • dd_x no cap respect
                                dd_x no cap respect  Prije dan

                                Crap

                                • DankBoi Productions
                                  DankBoi Productions  Prije dan

                                  What's the more sadder death Mufasas death or the Death of Future Gohan from Dbz (including the scene Trunks finding the corpse)

                                  • Meabh Fisher
                                    Meabh Fisher  Prije dan

                                    I think that Scar and Mufasa arnt brothers

                                    • Squshable9 Ajpw
                                      Squshable9 Ajpw  Prije dan

                                      I think simba as a cub is adorable!!

                                      • Kingsin toon
                                        Kingsin toon  Prije dan

                                        If a lion wants to be a king then they must kill the current king to earn the throne. So basically scar didn’t do anything wrong.

                                        • Great Scott
                                          Great Scott  Prije dan

                                          Cats kill other kittens too sometimes

                                          • Aimen Irfan
                                            Aimen Irfan  Prije dan

                                            oh come on it was a movie . a bit fantasy would be added into it but still Lion king remains the best

                                            • Ramhams1337
                                              Ramhams1337  Prije dan

                                              well technically scar did send the hyenas to do his dirty work, and kill simba. they just failed

                                              • Alwin Perin
                                                Alwin Perin  Prije dan

                                                #girlpower

                                                • George Does Gaming!
                                                  George Does Gaming!  Prije dan

                                                  I loved lion king

                                                  • Sadaf Malik
                                                    Sadaf Malik  Prije dan

                                                    This doesn’t matters simba had the king pure generous brave heart so it was his place and yeah even in nature the king who wind the fight gets the throne.So you are wrong. Thanks for the likes

                                                    • Sadaf Malik
                                                      Sadaf Malik  Prije dan

                                                      Well that theory all ok but because mufasa was stronger,braver and the real king because of its pure heart,king attitude,love for pride rock,0 selfishness and his mission to give value to pride rock this makes him the king.Kings are not made because of appearance they are made because of hearts.By the way scar didn’t have the courage to fight mufasa face to face so he is just a evil crook. Thanks for the likes

                                                      • Japan Panda
                                                        Japan Panda  Prije 4 sati

                                                        Agreed. These weren't lions, they were humans, and this was the human way.

                                                        • EeveeKat
                                                          EeveeKat  Prije dan

                                                          I love the lion king even more now! Scar allways my favorate charecter in the movie! Knowing he was the rightful king makes me really happy and I don't know why.

                                                          • Quirky Squad
                                                            Quirky Squad  Prije dan

                                                            Film theory - murder your childhood as soon as you click No hate sorry for comment just thought it was funny

                                                            • Izz Bizz
                                                              Izz Bizz  Prije dan

                                                              It's a film tho is there much logic used? And its because Mufasa is kind he lets his brother stay... black maned lions r VERY notorious in the wild.

                                                              • Isabel Navarro
                                                                Isabel Navarro  Prije dan

                                                                8:29 I want this to be a thing 😂

                                                                • NightShard
                                                                  NightShard  Prije dan

                                                                  also scar is technically related because hes mufasa's brother

                                                                  • NightShard
                                                                    NightShard  Prije dan

                                                                    spoilers matpat...its not. its just the same but worser somehow

                                                                    • Megan’s._. Tumble
                                                                      Megan’s._. Tumble  Prije dan

                                                                      Did u know that Nalas dad is scar. Because nala doesn’t have a dad and Mufassa and scar are the only male lions in the pride so...... saffrana (who is nalas mom) is scars wife or mate

                                                                      • some downey
                                                                        some downey  Prije dan

                                                                        "geneticly deficiant lion" alright adolf calm down

                                                                        • TheFunnyPotato Boy
                                                                          TheFunnyPotato Boy  Prije dan

                                                                          Simba might just come back to take back the vacant throne

                                                                          • Delilah Gjere
                                                                            Delilah Gjere  Prije dan

                                                                            Hmmmm. I saw the new lion king. Sorry

                                                                            • • Rupert •
                                                                              • Rupert •  Prije dan

                                                                              oml the intro made me wheeze-

                                                                              • Kawika Ahina
                                                                                Kawika Ahina  Prije dan

                                                                                Man... that didn't really work at the way we expected

                                                                                • PRXESS_HAUDE 2728
                                                                                  PRXESS_HAUDE 2728  Prije dan

                                                                                  Okay, he might be the rightful King, but that doesn't mean he would be a good King, he's terrible

                                                                                  • Toy hundred wolf says OOF

                                                                                    whos watching this in 2019 when it already came out and saw it

                                                                                    • Zoe Wolf
                                                                                      Zoe Wolf  Prije dan

                                                                                      Spoiler alert! The 2019 version was not as good as the original, ...and the death scene traumatized this generation just as bad as the last one

                                                                                      • Eric Marowa
                                                                                        Eric Marowa  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                        even thogth after scar killed his own brother. seems legit.

                                                                                        • Fire Heart
                                                                                          Fire Heart  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                          Mufasa is the best mufasa army attack’s!

                                                                                          • o k
                                                                                            o k  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                            Who hasn't watched the film yet but are watching the theory

                                                                                            • Violet Wiseley
                                                                                              Violet Wiseley  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                              #GIRLPOWER

                                                                                              • LegalizeMilk
                                                                                                LegalizeMilk  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                spoiler alert the ending was the same and the thing was the same other than a few different

                                                                                                • Edy Lai
                                                                                                  Edy Lai  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                  Do I hear Alabama music playing

                                                                                                  • Deathwarrior
                                                                                                    Deathwarrior  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                    8:11 lol

                                                                                                    • Sapphirewingthefurrycritic

                                                                                                      So it is a more realistic version of a monarchy. Seriously, the Habsburgs family tree is more like a wreath.

                                                                                                      • Chuck gamer Noah Noah
                                                                                                        Chuck gamer Noah Noah  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                        So the next movie is scary

                                                                                                        • Daniel Hakimi
                                                                                                          Daniel Hakimi  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                          "I'mma throw out every piece of information in the movie and instead rewrite the plot based on what I know about wild lions and base my understanding of the movie on that instead of on the movie." Come on. Don't be that dumb.

                                                                                                          • yeet boi
                                                                                                            yeet boi  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                            This is confusing I thought nala was the step sister of simba I thought scar and simbas mom made nala

                                                                                                            • Music Man That Likes Music

                                                                                                              The real question is.. HOW DO THEY MAKE BEBES?? THE MALES HAVE NO PEEPEE poopoo..

                                                                                                              • XD
                                                                                                                XD  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                could you plz try be more sensitive about others? (it's hard to believe you do not know where the "bejesus" word came from)

                                                                                                                • berserker DSD
                                                                                                                  berserker DSD  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                  'Kimba' was rightful king 😢

                                                                                                                  • Rover140
                                                                                                                    Rover140  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                    I'm watching the lion king while also watching this. Also then why is Nala still alive at the end

                                                                                                                    • Alejandro Cabrera
                                                                                                                      Alejandro Cabrera  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                      Ok, I actually learnt 2 things with this. Still I already knew pretty much everything you said un the video (I'm not complaining) Also, I never cried or felt disturbed with this movie and I saw Jurassic park before this soooo. I actually like it better if it's more brutal.

                                                                                                                      • FaZe Paper
                                                                                                                        FaZe Paper  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                        So Simba and Nala Did "Sweet Home Alabama"?

                                                                                                                        • JosiahXsims819
                                                                                                                          JosiahXsims819  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                          0:14 *DAAAANNNNGGGGGGGG* 😵

                                                                                                                          • jancen johan Memoracion
                                                                                                                            jancen johan Memoracion  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                            #girlpower

                                                                                                                            • jancen johan Memoracion
                                                                                                                              jancen johan Memoracion  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                              #theevilkingscarkilledmofasa

                                                                                                                              • jancen johan Memoracion
                                                                                                                                jancen johan Memoracion  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                                Whe at 1:00 i will cry because mofasa died by his evil brother

                                                                                                                                • jancen johan Memoracion
                                                                                                                                  jancen johan Memoracion  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                                  #ripkickedkongsimba

                                                                                                                                  • Maresala Time
                                                                                                                                    Maresala Time  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                                    Fast forward to 2:40. This guys talks gibberish until then.

                                                                                                                                    • Aldi Surianingrat
                                                                                                                                      Aldi Surianingrat  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                                      I did see the movie but its the same

                                                                                                                                      • SALVADOR
                                                                                                                                        SALVADOR  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                                        I'm from minnesota and WE DO NOT HAVE A ACCENT!!!!!!!!

                                                                                                                                        • DragonSlayer 100
                                                                                                                                          DragonSlayer 100  Prije dan

                                                                                                                                          You made a grammar mistake you syrup drinking, Coal mining, idiot

                                                                                                                                          • DragonSlayer 100
                                                                                                                                            DragonSlayer 100  Prije dan

                                                                                                                                            i'M fROm MiNNeSotA AnD We dO noT HavE A AccEnT, Don'T ChA KnOw

                                                                                                                                            • Kaleb Adams
                                                                                                                                              Kaleb Adams  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                                              FYI Minnesotans don't talk like that unless you go near the Canadian border

                                                                                                                                              • gacha luna
                                                                                                                                                gacha luna  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                                                It's not that good. It's exactly like the cartoon

                                                                                                                                                • Lazy Bish
                                                                                                                                                  Lazy Bish  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                                                  Omg dude. (This is late as) Scar is my favorite character!

                                                                                                                                                  • 12012channel
                                                                                                                                                    12012channel  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                                                    I would like to think that Panthera is Pantera tribute band that dress up like lions.

                                                                                                                                                    • Madara Uchiwa
                                                                                                                                                      Madara Uchiwa  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                                                      That Nala and Simba kissing scene is gonna be something else...

                                                                                                                                                      • Violet Dusk
                                                                                                                                                        Violet Dusk  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                                                        I already knew this

                                                                                                                                                        • 416.d r
                                                                                                                                                          416.d r  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                                                          Shouldn't of watched the video

                                                                                                                                                          • Kristy Butler
                                                                                                                                                            Kristy Butler  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                                                            Why did this trigger me

                                                                                                                                                            • çybèr çàt
                                                                                                                                                              çybèr çàt  Prije 2 dana

                                                                                                                                                              Ok