15 Mind-Blowing Facts You Never Knew About "The Lion King"
11. Family Ties
In early script drafts, Scar was not related to Mufasa. However, the writers thought making the two related would be more interesting.
12. A Twist of Fate
Nathan Lane (Timon) and Ernie Sabella (Pumbaa) auditioned to be hyenas. We all know how well that worked out.
13. Simba Sings
Although Matthew Broderick - the voice of Simba - is a singer, he does not sing "Hakuna Matata" or "Can You Feel the Love Tonight." Joseph Williams, son of legendary film composer John Williams, provided the singing voice for Simba.
14. What's In a Name
Simba, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Pumbaa are Swahili words. They mean lion, mirage, friend, and foolish.
15. Starry Night
The constellation Leo is in the night sky when Mufasa is talking to Simba. See the "lion" connection?