13. Lion King: Hamlet with Animals
Of course, everyone reveres Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's greatest plays ever written.
Just a few notches down from that, we probably place Lion King, one of Disney's greatest animated films.
Perhaps people love these stories so much because they're so similar!
Like in Hamlet, a prince's father is killed by his uncle, but the details of his death are kept a secret.
Hamlet has two close friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who are a little bit goofy, but still critical characters in the play.
Doesn't that remind you a bit of Timon and Pumbaa?
The list of similarities goes on, convincing many Lion King lovers that the movie was based on Hamlet!
The Lion King really is Hamlet with manes, read it and see for yourself!
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