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:
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    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
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Comments • 18 953

  • Gemma O'Hagan
    Gemma O'Hagan  12 minutes back

    Wait, I actually live near and go to that safari park :O

    • Jayne Davis
      Jayne Davis  1 hours back

      I already knew all that & I still love those movies

      • Frank Lane
        Frank Lane  1 hours back

        This makes perfect sense. That doesn't mean it's correct but it is intriguing. Mufasa and that whole band of clowns were simply usurpers. While Scar and the hyena loyalists, all painted by the movie as bad guys, were left to clean up the almost impossible situation left to them by constant neglect of the pride lands and associated resources. It just makes me almost want to weep for the way Scar will be remembered by history.

        Thank you for the upload.

        Best,
        lanef

        • I D K
          I D K  6 hours back

          Just realised that The Lady and The Tramp Live Action is coming...
          *Cries in front of a fireplace*

          • Calvin Powers
            Calvin Powers  6 hours back

            Did you not consider that the hyenas killed some of the females to show them their place

            • Mining spree World!
              Mining spree World!  7 hours back

              This video exists*

              Me at 5:30: I don’t need sleep I need answers

              • nub.ulous
                nub.ulous  10 hours back

                Kids: Scar is evil af!

                Science: *Allow us to introduce ourselves.*

                • A-Huimang에이희망
                  A-Huimang에이희망  11 hours back

                  I’m upset that you used footage of Kovu as “young Scar” lol

                  THE WHOLE POINT IS THAT HE’S NOT SCAR GOD DAMN IT YOU’RE MAKING HIM LOOK BAD look I really love the sequel okay lmao


                  And also used footage of female lions while talking about a coalition of male lions well done there MatPat 😂

                  • Roger Splarf
                    Roger Splarf  13 hours back

                    Oh hehe youve ruined my childhood lol

                    • Xbox AkG gaming
                      Xbox AkG gaming  13 hours back

                      That would make a awesome movie

                      • Potato Wednesday
                        Potato Wednesday  14 hours back

                        Me and my friends watched this movie in the cinema and were just laughing and comparing it to memes 😂😅

                        • Shane Speckman
                          Shane Speckman  14 hours back

                          8:02




                          Sweet Home Alabama Starts Playing

                          • Miskah Katswera
                            Miskah Katswera  15 hours back

                            My name is Miscah and my favourite Disney Character is 🥁 🥁 🥁 🥁 🥁 🥁 SCAR

                            • Joel Aquino
                              Joel Aquino  15 hours back

                              I have a confession to make i have never seen the lion king ever

                              • LvL4MGTOW
                                LvL4MGTOW  1 days back

                                Scar kills the kids, and Lionesses watch him do it. Where is feminism when you need it kappa

                                • katt berckley
                                  katt berckley  1 days back

                                  ain't nothin rite bout that lion

                                  • Hadassah Armstrong
                                    Hadassah Armstrong  1 days back

                                    Simba: But dad, why is Uncle Scar so dangerous?
                                    Mufasa: Because he has a scar...
                                    Simba: But dad, h--
                                    Mufasa: No, you don't understand Simba. He has a scar! A SCAR!!!!

                                    • velazquez armouries
                                      velazquez armouries  1 days back

                                      Can you feel the love tonight
                                      In the sweet home Alabama

                                      • Roachbagjr
                                        Roachbagjr  1 days back

                                        Mulan is also being remade

                                        • Pikachu Gamer
                                          Pikachu Gamer  1 days back

                                          MADAGASCAR FOLLOWS THE LION STUFF

                                          • Spring Trap
                                            Spring Trap  1 days back

                                            When you try to get likes but your scared of bullys

                                            • Daniel Smith
                                              Daniel Smith  1 days back

                                              You’re probably never going to see this and while I do not want to undermine the research you placed in this video I didn’t think you did enough research on how lion coalitions work. The two main thing you mentioned that were very incorrect is that Scar and Mufasa would fight and break up the coalition (lions in a coalition stick together and while fights do occur between coalition mates the intention is never to cause serious damage to the partner but to determine dominance, these fights are almost never very serious or long since they would need each other to help protect the pride, they will sometime split apart for a few days to even weeks but when time comes to take over a new pride they do it as a group and yes it is quite common for a well establish coalition to have control over several prides at one time) and that most coalition fights are fights to death (this one is just so wrong).
                                              I won’t make my comment longer given how unlikely it is to be read by you so instead I will just drop the names of some coalitions for you to look up and learn about if the topic still interest you; Matimba males, Birmingham Males, Notch (Fang in Disney’s African Cats Doc) and his 5 sons, Musketeers Males, the Sparta Males (2 different coalition by the same name), the Three Way Males, the Avoca Males, the Skybed Males, the Look Out males, and perhaps the two most famous coalition from Sabi Sands South Africa – the Majingilane and the Mapogos males.

                                              • Dark Mail
                                                Dark Mail  1 days back

                                                I just want to get this off my chest no one talks like that in Minnesota only people who live up north cause Canada pollutes accents

                                                • depressoaesthetic
                                                  depressoaesthetic  1 days back

                                                  I always thought I was weird for liking Scar more than Mufasa, but I guess the Leo in me saw Scar as the dominant one.

                                                  • pandavscake
                                                    pandavscake  1 days back

                                                    Make a video online the lion king 2?

                                                    • Mateo Galileo
                                                      Mateo Galileo  1 days back

                                                      I despise live actions. Disney only cares about money now and it's hella obvious.

                                                      • Michael Ernest Rinvil 666

                                                        But What It Really Boils Down To Is Who's The Better Fighter Sure The Ladies Might Like Scare Better But He Can Not Win A Fight Off Looks....Mufasa Has A Least 100 More Pounds Than Scare Plus They Had Fought Once Before And We All Know Who Won!!!

                                                        • Angelica Reese
                                                          Angelica Reese  2 days back

                                                          I can't believe mufasa killed cubs shame on him

                                                          • Klong Santiago
                                                            Klong Santiago  2 days back

                                                            So mufasa and scar are the only male lions so who is Nala father. If both scar and mufasa died (they did ) that means Simba is the only male so he have time make kids with other lions so there tribe can be bigger 😵😵😲😲😲

                                                            • Mc Works!
                                                              Mc Works!  2 days back

                                                              Since Scar isn't Mufasa's brother, and Nala might be Scar's daughter, it wouldn't really be incest...

                                                              • Han Lee
                                                                Han Lee  2 days back

                                                                I do not believe lions in the wild would have enlisted the help of hyenas in their "duels." That was just cowardly, anything but what a 'rightful king' would do. In fact, it was more like treason.

                                                                • HT 7
                                                                  HT 7  2 days back

                                                                  Thank you for ruining my childhood

                                                                  • Galactic Empire
                                                                    Galactic Empire  2 days back

                                                                    i used to live in minnesnowta nobody says don cha kno

                                                                    • JayJay PandaGirl
                                                                      JayJay PandaGirl  2 days back

                                                                      It's a children's movie... CHILL.

                                                                      • BrandedSaiyan
                                                                        BrandedSaiyan  2 days back

                                                                        Dude your're over analyzing it. Lions also can't speak English soooo what's your point?

                                                                        • Sophie
                                                                          Sophie  2 days back

                                                                          Mufasa: *can’t catch himself on all fours*
                                                                          Gloria: Man, what kinda cat are you?

                                                                          • McKensi Raab
                                                                            McKensi Raab  2 days back

                                                                            How can you explain scar ending up as a rug in beauty and the beast?

                                                                            • Shadow Lord54
                                                                              Shadow Lord54  1 days back

                                                                              He was killed by Hercules since his pelt was in that movie to.

                                                                          • ChronoFlation
                                                                            ChronoFlation  3 days back

                                                                            You've been on the woke thing somewhat frequently since MK11. Better watch where you tread MatPat, by the time you realize you've gone too far with something it'll be too late

                                                                            • Curtis Schultz
                                                                              Curtis Schultz  3 days back

                                                                              Interesting take on the film.

                                                                              • Ink Squiddo!
                                                                                Ink Squiddo!  3 days back

                                                                                They making a life action splatoon movie maybe

                                                                                • ryudragon7
                                                                                  ryudragon7  3 days back

                                                                                  "Live action" Lion King.
                                                                                  It's just CG animation.

                                                                                  • Ana Morales
                                                                                    Ana Morales  3 days back

                                                                                    A theory that is wrong

                                                                                    • Latoom
                                                                                      Latoom  3 days back

                                                                                      I can't wait to hear simbas little roar

                                                                                      • Scare sus
                                                                                        Scare sus  3 days back

                                                                                        My dislike sence is tingling

                                                                                        • HOODED LIK
                                                                                          HOODED LIK  3 days back

                                                                                          Wow, now hate this movie🥳🥳fcking Mat always speaking facts 🤦🏾‍♂️🔥🔥

                                                                                          • happynuggets459 ___
                                                                                            happynuggets459 ___  3 days back

                                                                                            Just as a heads up, Disney re-made some movies because they want the newer generations of kids so that they can enjoy the stories too (you probably already knew this, but I just wanted to say . _.)

                                                                                            • Haseo Ravana
                                                                                              Haseo Ravana  3 days back

                                                                                              Kimba

                                                                                              • 606 MC
                                                                                                606 MC  3 days back

                                                                                                Ya but who was nala's dad?