Scar was originally supposed to raise Simba himself in The Lion King. The iconic Disney animated movie released in 1994 to critical acclaim and overwhelming commercial success. The film nabbed two Academy Awards – for Best Original Score and Best Original Song – and grossed an astonishing $968.4 million at the worldwide box office, thus becoming the second highest-grossing film at the time (unadjusted for ticket price inflation), behind only Steven Spielberg’s 1993 film Jurassic Park, which released the year prior.

For those that don’t know (or perhaps don’t remember), Simba’s father, Mufasa, was murdered by his villainous brother, Scar, in The Lion King. Scar had ...

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