13. Lion King: Hamlet with Animals

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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!

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