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Meet the Kid Playing Young Simba in 'Lion King' Remake!

Meet the Kid Playing Young Simba in 'Lion King' Remake!

We already were so excited for the live-action remake of The Lion King and now this video of the film’s Young Simba actor JD McCrary singing is getting us even more excited.

The talented singer appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and said that he has been singing since he was in diapers, plus that he idolizes Michael Jackson.

When asked about playing Simba, JD said, “I feel like me and Simba have a lot of similarities. We can both sing, we both love and look up to our dads, and we both have really scary uncles.”

JD sang the Jackson 5 song “Who’s Loving You” for the audience and you can watch below!

The Lion Guard's Timon & Pumba Have Their First Real 'Christmas in the Pride Lands' - First Look!

The Lion Guard's Timon & Pumba Have Their First Real 'Christmas in the Pride Lands' - First Look!

Bunga helps Timon and Pumba decorate for the holidays in their patch of the Pride Land in this exclusive first look at The Lion Guard‘s upcoming holiday episode.

The song that Bunga sings with everyone’s favorite meerkat and warthog is also featured on the Disney Junior Music Holiday Hits digital album, which will be out on FRIDAY, December 1st!

The compilation features 25 tracks from favorite Disney Junior series including Vampirina, Puppy Dog Pals, Elena of Avalor, Mickey and the Roadster Racers and more!

The Lion Guard‘s holiday episode, with this brand new song, will premiere NEXT Friday, December 8th.

Check out the video below!

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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.

'The Lion King' Wasn't Expected To Be A Box Office Hit At All

'The Lion King' Wasn't Expected To Be A Box Office Hit At All

If you haven’t heard the big news, Disney is releasing a special edition of The Lion King next month — and we are so excited!

The movie, which is probably on your top five list of favorite Disney movies ever (don’t deny it), actually has so many secrets behind it.

Did you know that at the same time The Lion King was being made, so was Pocahontas?

A “B-Team” of Disney animators worked on the film, since the “A-Team” had been working on Pocahontas, the film that the company thought would be more successful.

“The head of the studio got up and basically said, ‘Pocahontas’ is a home run. It’s ‘West Side Story’ meets ‘Romeo and Juliet’ meets ‘Dances with Wolves’ and ‘Lion King,’ on the other hand, is clearly an experiment,’” director Rob Minkoff remembered during a recent interview.

“Yeah, our pitch was Moses meets Joseph and ‘Hamlet’ in Africa’ with music by Elton John,” producer Don Hahn joked about it.

There was a funny deal struck too — if Lion King made $50 million at the box office, the studio head was going to get down on his hands and knees.

The Lion King made nearly $1 billion at the box office, with Pocahontas following way behind at only $346 million worldwide.

The special edition of the movie will hit shelves on August 15th.