16 evidence that "the lion King" rip — off of Japanese animeBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/16-evidence-that-the-lion-king-rip-off-of-japanese-anime.html
Perhaps this article will break the hearts of fans of the popular disney cartoon, but to hide it anymore. "The lion king" in 1994 — is actually a rip-off of the Japanese anime "Kimba the White lion or jungle Emperor," directed by Osamu Tezuka. And came it back in 1965!
Of course, the creators of "the lion King" deny any involvement in plagiarism and I assure you that did not know about any Kimbe when creating your cartoon. But these pictures demonstrate the amazing similarity between the works. Coincidence? I don't think.
Action manga "Kimba the White lion" takes place in Africa in the mid-twentieth century. Due to its activity people are starting to pose a threat to wildlife, therefore the Emperor of the jungle, a white lion named Panja, looking for a new habitat for his people.
Left "the lion King", right, "Kimba the White lion"
Leo manages to find a quiet Harbor, but in order to feed the predators, he has to abduct cows from a nearby village.
The villagers are angry at the lion and hired a professional hunter to kill the beast.
Hunter, imitating animal sounds, luring the Emperor lioness Elsa. In her defense, Leo is killed, and a pregnant Elsa later went to the zoo.
The ship that trafficked the lion gets caught in a storm. Elsa dies, but her newborn baby cannot survive.
Leo (in the American dubbing Kimba) returns to Africa, where he tries to establish peace between humans and animals.
As you can see, the plots of the cartoons are different, but similar characters, you could even say "borrowed" quite a lot.
Even the main character in the American version of "the Emperor of the jungle" originally wanted to call Simba! In Swahili, distributed in Africa, the word "Simba" means "lion".
But it turned out that the US is already the registered trademark of goods of the same name, so the first letter in the name of the character it was decided to replace.
It should also be noted that on the DVD edition of "the Lion King" was placed a small selection of sketches, among which was a sketch with white lion. As you remember, in the disney cartoon of white lions was not...
After the release of "the lion King" thousands of anime fans went to the Studio of Walt Disney with a demand to recognize the fact of borrowing some scenes and characters from the manga "jungle Emperor". But in response, the creators of the cartoon said that don't know any Kimbo.
Even actor Matthew Broderick who voiced Simba for "the lion King", admitted that while working on the film thought that Disney shoots the remake of the original, who was his familiar.
But the company stubbornly ignore all these arguments, arguing that "any similarity are a coincidence."
Tezuka Productions is a small firm that created Kimbo refused to file a lawsuit against Walt Disney Pictures, explaining that they have "no chance".
Few people know, but American Studio is famous not only a large number of released movies and cartoons, but also excellent lawyers who are in 20-ku the best in the world.
So for "the lion King" has lost all claim, and the cartoon became one of the iconic works of Walt Disney Pictures.
However, people familiar with the work of Osamu Tezuka, still indignant while watching the disney cartoon version. "He was calling Kimba!" — angry fans.
And how do you think the above shots can be a coincidence?