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The Lion King's Scar & Mufasa Weren't Brothers & Our Whole World Just Shattered

The Lion King's Scar & Mufasa Weren't Brothers & Our Whole World Just Shattered

Our entire childhood was made up of watching Disney animated movies over and over again, and none more so than The Lion King.

We had always assumed that Mufasa and Scar were indeed brothers in the movie, because Scar calls Mufasa his brother; and Mufasa says “brother” to Scar too (even though it’s when he’s being killed by him) — so you can count us as one of the many whose childhood director Rob Minkoff and producer Don Hahn just ruined.

In an interview with Hello Giggles, they revealed that the two male lions of the pride weren’t brothers at all.

“[While making the movie] we talked about the fact that it was very likely [Scar and Mufasa] would not have both the same parents,” they revealed. “The way lions operate in the wild…when the male lion gets old, another rogue lion comes and kills the head of the pride. What that does is it causes the female lions to go into heat [to reproduce], and then the new younger lion kills the king and then he kills all the babies. Now he’s the new lion that’s running the pride.”

“There was always this thing about well, how do you have these two [male] lions? Occasionally there are prides that do have two male lions, in an interesting dynamic because they’re not equals [since they don’t have the same parents],” Rob and Don continued.

They add, “One lion will always kind of be off in the shadows.” THAT’S SCAR BTW!

“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. In fact, that’s what [Scar] says. There’s a line, he goes, ‘I’m from the shallow end of the gene pool.’ When he’s talking to Mufasa, when Mufasa gets mad at him for not coming up to the coronation of Simba.”

SEE! Entire childhood ruined in the course of 10 minutes. Completely ruined.

The Lion King’s Blu-ray and DVD re-release will be out on August 29th.

Nina Dobrev Was Literally Set On Fire For 'Flatliners'

Nina Dobrev Was Literally Set On Fire For 'Flatliners'

You can’t see us, but we’re making the same face that Nina Dobrev is in this picture after learning that she was really set on fire for it.

The actress spoke to EW about the movie and how she prepared for this particular scene.

“Well, first of all, your wardrobe gets fireproofed, which is a certain chemical that can’t really burn. They dip your clothes in it and let that dry. And then they put this jelly stuff all over your skin and underneath,” she explains.

“They put gas on your arm — well, they did on my arm — and then they come at me with a blowtorch, right before they call ‘Action.’”

Nina adds, “They call ‘Action,’ they light my arm on fire, I have to act like I’m on fire — which I am — and react to the scariness of it, which wasn’t too hard.”

We’d be screaming out heads off!

“After a few seconds, as it moves up my arm, they call cut, and they run in with fire extinguishers,” Nina shares. “So it goes from hot to cold very, very quickly. … We did that…five or six times at least? You also have to get it from different angles.”

But fire isn’t all Nina had to go through — there’s also being shocked back to life, too.

Flatliners hits theaters in September.

Brenda Song Starts Filming Holiday Movie 'Angry Angel' in Toronto

Brenda Song Starts Filming Holiday Movie 'Angry Angel' in Toronto

Brenda Song just booked a new movie that we absolutely can not wait to see!

The actress will star alongside Jason Biggs, Ricky Mabe, Andrew Bachelor and Andy Favreau in Freeform’s first original holiday movie, Angry Angel.

Set in New York City, the flick centers on a young woman turned angel, Allison Pyke (Song), who is stuck on Earth and can’t seem to ring the right bells in order to pass through those pearly gates into heaven.

When the love of her life, Patrick (Mabe), shows up in New York City, it complicates Pyke’s journey as well as frustrates her angel mentor (Biggs). The not-so- merry situation also turns into an unexpected love triangle with her friend with sometimes benefits, Barker (Favreau).

Part of Freeform’s annual “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas”, Angry Angel is set to premiere in November.

Watch Nat Wolff's Recording Session for Animated Film 'Leap!' (Exclusive)

Watch Nat Wolff's Recording Session for Animated Film 'Leap!' (Exclusive)

Nat Wolff is spilling on how he prepped for his highly anticipated animated movie Leap!

In the film, the Paper Towns star lends his voice to the character Victor, a “lovable goofball” who helps an orphan girl as she runs away to Paris and chases her ballerina dreams.

“My preparation for this role is, I spent six months in an orphanage,” Nat said in Just Jared‘s exclusive behind-the-scenes video. “No, I’m just kidding.”

“I’d never done an animated film before,” he continued. “So I watched some of my favorite animated movies from when I was a kid, like the three Toy Story movies that I love, Finding Nemo, and Cars … just cause I wanted to get into that world. It is definitely a different animal, and I learned a lot going through the process.”

Leap! also stars Elle Fanning, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maddie Ziegler, and more.

Hear what else Nat to say about live acting versus voice acting – and watch him during a recording session – below!

Don’t miss Leap! when it hits theaters on August 25.


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Saoirse Ronan's Mary, Queen of Scots Looks Much Different Than Adelaide Kane's 'Reign' Incarnation

Saoirse Ronan's Mary, Queen of Scots Looks Much Different Than Adelaide Kane's 'Reign' Incarnation

The first look pic of Saoirse Ronan as Mary, Queen of Scots is here — and she looks so much different than Adelaide Kane‘s version in Reign!

The Irish actress will star as the queen, Mary Stuart, in the movie of the same name.

While we all know the story of the titular queen thanks to Reign, and a little history lesson too — this movie will also focus on Mary and her cousin, Elizabeth 1′s intense relationship.

Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.

Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

Mary, Queen of Scots is expected to be out in 2018.

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Zendaya's New Movie 'Duck Duck Goose' Gets First Trailer - Watch!

Zendaya's New Movie 'Duck Duck Goose' Gets First Trailer - Watch!

Zendaya has a brand new movie coming out and it’s nothing that you’d ever expect!

The 20-year-old actress and Nickelodeon star Lance Lim both voice ducklings in tee animated flick Duck Duck Goose.

In the flick, a high-flying bachelor goose named Peng (Jim Gaffigan) is injured in flight.

However, he finds himself saddled with two adorably hilarious and demanding ducklings, on a long journey south that will turn this scrappy threesome into a family.


Duck Duck Goose will fly into theaters on April 20th, 2018.

Hugh Jackman Calls 'Greatest Showman' Co-Star Zendaya A 'Unicorn' & We 100% Agree

Hugh Jackman Calls 'Greatest Showman' Co-Star Zendaya A 'Unicorn' & We 100% Agree

We all pretty much know that Zendaya is literal goals for just about anything, and even her Greatest Showman co-star Hugh Jackman agrees.

Hugh spoke to EW recently about the upcoming movie, and how Zendaya impressed him by doing her own stunts on the trapeze.

“She’s what I call a unicorn,” he shared. “I don’t know if there has been anyone like Zendaya or will be anyone ever again. That girl makes it all look absolutely effortless.”

Zendaya adds that he also called her a badass.

“Before I went up [in the trapeze] he goes, ‘Zendaya, you’re a badass,’” she shared. “How many people have Hugh say, ‘You’re a badass’? Nobody gets that!”

The Greatest Showman opens in theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th.

Nathan Kress & Danielle Campbell Star In 'Alive in Denver' - First Pic!

Nathan Kress & Danielle Campbell Star In 'Alive in Denver' - First Pic!

If you’ve been following Danielle Campbell on Instagram, you know she’s been sharing sneak peeks from the set of her new series on Instagram Stories — and now we have our official first look.

The Originals alum will star alongside Nathan Kress and Kirby Bliss Blanton in Alive in Denver, Deadline reports.

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The show is described as “a post non-apocalyptic comedy” and centers around a group of friends who get together the night before the apocalypse and reveal their deepest secrets to each other…only the the world doesn’t end.

Can’t wait to hear more!