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Disney reveals ‘The Lion King’s’ Mufasa, Scar are not brothers, Twitter reacts

By: -Content Strategist
/ 08:31 PM August 18, 2017

Screen Grab from YouTube/John Maverick

Disney’s “The Lion King” was arguably one of the most popular stories in its wide array of animated movies.

The 1994 epic musical film introduced us to the courageous Simba, inseparable best buds Timon and Pumba and alpha males Mufasa and Scar.

A recent revelation by Disney, however, discredits everything the public knows about the beloved film, as initially believed brothers Mufasa and Scar are not particularly related at all.

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Rob Minkoff and Don Hahn, the film’s director and producer, respectively, confirmed the surprising disclosure to Refinery29.

“There was always this thing about well, how do you have these two [male] lions?” said Hahn. “Occasionally there are prides that do have two male lions, in an interesting dynamic because they’re not equals.”

Although both figures have opposite features—Mufasa carried a brownish mane while Scar sported a pure black one—there were no initial hints that the two weren’t blood relatives.

“We were trying to use those animal truths to underpin the story so we sort of figured Scar and Mufasa couldn’t really be from the same gene pool,” Hahn explained. “In fact, that’s what [Scar] says. There’s a line, he goes, ‘I’m from the shallow end of the gene pool.’”

Meanwhile, fans were certainly taken aback by the news and expressed their shock on Twitter.

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