The Lion King

Movie • 1994 • Animation  

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A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, the young prince must decide his fate: Will he remain an outcast or face his demons and become what he needs to be?
This movie contains 31 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
224 supporters
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15
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Leigh Ann Kesler
An animal dies, along with your innocence.
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Abandonment
Yes
4
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0
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
1 supporters
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1
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9
Is an animal abandoned?
60 supporters
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2
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2
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
33 supporters
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7
Yes
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5
Is someone stalked?
21 supporters
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4
No
22
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AnnaMcDermott
The chameleon was stalked by Simba.
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8
Anonymous
Scar hits sarabi during his reign
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QuintusHazard
Near the climax of the movie, Scar hits Sarabi and knocks her down for comparing him to Mufasa, which is meant to be seen as shocking.
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7
Yes
48
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1
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UnagioLucio
Scar convinces Simba that his father's death was his own fault, and guilts Simba further by asking what his mother will think when she finds out. Simba continues to blame himself well into adulthood, until he learns the truth.
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Is someone abused with a belt?
12 supporters
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3
Is a child abused?
75 supporters
Yes
14
No
32
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Anonymous
The villain manipulates the child in one important scene, but there is no direct abuse from him during childhood.
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Addiction
Yes
1
No
43
Is there addiction?
10 supporters
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36
Does someone abuse alcohol?
8 supporters
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1
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40
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
78 supporters
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7
Does a horse die?
59 supporters
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7
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SirDerpymister
Though its status of a horse is debatable, a zebra is presumed to have been killed by Scar.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
107 supporters
Yes
92
No
1
7
UnagioLucio
Several live insects (presumably non-sentient) are eaten onscreen. The hyenas are shown eating a zebra leg, but nothing else of the zebra is shown. Numerous animal bones and skulls are shown, especially in the elephant graveyard, but nothing graphic.
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Are animals abused?
124 supporters
Yes
10
No
31
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JohnCena
Animals fight, but there are no humans in the movie to abuse any animals.
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5
ProfessorProcyon
There are fights between animals, but not for human entertainment.
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Yes
40
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0
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ProfessorProcyon
Even though Mufasa is not seen dying, we do see him shortly after his death (no blood, though). Several skeletons/bones of animals are also seen.
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Is an animal sad?
51 supporters
Yes
5
No
0
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AnnaMcDermott
Simba cried when his father died.

Nala was upset about what happened to Simba.
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Are rabbits harmed?
42 supporters
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8
Does a cat die?
111 supporters
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104
No
9
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Anonymous
Both Mufasa and Scar die
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Does a pet die?
97 supporters
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10
Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
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1
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54
4
ProfessorProcyon
Dragons are not seen in the movie.
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Are there spiders?
32 supporters
Yes
33
No
26
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MrsCyberlife
There are ants, but not spiders, they're two different species entirely
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2
DeenGray
Crocodiles in "I Just Can’t Wait to Be King"
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Are there snakes?
12 supporters
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2
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38
Are there sharks?
1 supporters
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5
Are there bugs?
20 supporters
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77
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1
6
Anonymous
They're very colorful and cartoony and as a kid I wanted to eat them.
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Assault
0
SiRenfield
Sarabi is struck by Scar
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Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
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0
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10
Is there pedophilia?
74 supporters
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0
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8
Is someone held under water?
12 supporters
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0
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8
Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
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8
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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1
No
4
Yes
9
No
2
2
SiRenfield
A bird is put in an improvised cage
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1
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71
5
ImIschIWatchMovies
Not in the movie, but in a certain deleted scene and Broadway scene, there is a moment where the villain wants one of the main characters to be his queen and bear cubs. And technically. they're his niece.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
1 supporters
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3
Yes
0
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7
Bodily Harm
Yes
8
No
34
6
ProfessorProcyon
Some scratches from fighting.
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Are any hands damaged?
12 supporters
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3
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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0
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3
Is there throat mutilation?
20 supporters
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3
Yes
26
No
1
4
bearnormous
Simba pushes on Scar's throat, choking him and he does gasp/gag
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Is there decapitation?
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5
Is there cannibalism?
29 supporters
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1
No
17
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JesusIsMyZoloft
It’s not shown, or even mentioned, but Disney recently confirmed that the hyenas survived by eating each other.
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Is someone crushed to death?
19 supporters
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8
Is someone choked?
13 supporters
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6
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1
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QuintusHazard
Simba chokes Scar to get him to confess to killing Mufasa.
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10
No
36
11
Anonymous
Actually, Scar was mauled to death by a horde of angry animals. The fire was just in the background.
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Is someone buried alive?
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26
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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0
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6
Is there amputation?
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20
Does a head get squashed?
42 supporters
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2
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32
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
13 supporters
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6
Is there a hanging?
28 supporters
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1
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32
Does someone asphyxiate?
17 supporters
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0
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6
Are any teeth damaged?
30 supporters
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1
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41
1
AnnaMcDermott
When Simba ran away from home he fainted.
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Does someone break a bone?
16 supporters
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2
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33
Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
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1
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42
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
53 supporters
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12
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
34 supporters
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1
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42
Is someone tortured?
61 supporters
Yes
27
No
18
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UnagioLucio
Played for laughs: Zazu is caught by hyenas and, while protesting, is slowly marched into a scalding geyser that launches him comically into the air like a firework. He shows up again unharmed.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
5 supporters
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9
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Dimplz
Mufasa falls off a cliff into a gorge and is trampled to death by a stampede.
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13
No
31
5
Anonymous
Not shown on screen, but Scar is named after a scar that crosses his face over his eye. Not mentioned how it was there
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Is someone stabbed?
8 supporters
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5
Yes
1
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11
4
BoomBasher
There's a cartoony zebra leg and Scar is mauled to death offscreen, but nothing at all graphic.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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7
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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2
No
46
5
SweetSuperNova
The other lions are told Simba has died as a child by Scar and are shown mourning him, with emphasis on the tragedy of losing someone so young.
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Is a minor sexualized?
67 supporters
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0
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7
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
7 supporters
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Yes
1
No
5
Does a major character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
9
No
0
Does a non-human character die?
18 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
0
JesusIsMyZoloft
Only if you count being an animal as a disability. All animals are played by human voice actors.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
11 supporters
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0
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8
Family
Yes
10
No
16
2
Alyssa5
Zazu is taken and held captive by Scar. If you consider that kidnapping then, yes
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Does a parent die?
12 supporters
Yes
84
No
3
5
.
Simbas dad dies about 30 minutes in to the movie
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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0
No
22
Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Yes
7
No
0
0
SiRenfield
[SPOILERS for the two people that have never seen Lion King] Mufasa infamously so, Simba’s Uncle Scar later dies but he’s the bad guy and had it coming
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
36 supporters
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Yes
7
No
32
Is someone possessed?
9 supporters
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Yes
1
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32
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Yes
58
No
1
12
Anonymous
There is technically a ghost but it is not aggressive and gives advice to the protagonist.
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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1
No
48
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Is trypophobic content shown?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there razors?
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9 supporters
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0
No
6
Yes
2
No
39
1
JesusIsMyZoloft
Simba tries to talk to Nala while she’s getting a bath. This “bath” consists of her mother licking her all over.
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Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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0
No
7
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
14 supporters
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0
No
12
Does someone vomit?
64 supporters
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Yes
2
No
58
Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
Yes
5
No
0
1
AnnaMcDermott
Scar is eaten by the hyenas.
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Is there on-screen pooping?
25 supporters
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3
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
Yes
55
No
1
7
UnagioLucio
Pumbaa the warthog is heavily implied to be notoriously flatulent, but he isn't shown or heard farting onscreen.
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Is there audio gore?
34 supporters
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0
No
17
Is there farting?
5 supporters
Yes
7
No
0
1
AnnaMcDermott
Pumbaa farts.
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Large-scale Violence
Yes
1
No
9
1
AnnaMcDermott
Simba and Scar have a fight, Pumbaa, Timon and Rafiki fight the hyenas.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there transphobic slurs?
36 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Yes
0
No
3
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
No
33
Are needles/syringes used?
24 supporters
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Yes
2
No
42
Is there a mental institution scene?
20 supporters
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Yes
1
No
35
Is there a hospital scene?
11 supporters
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Yes
1
No
38
Is there menstruation?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Does someone have cancer?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
39
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
32 supporters
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Yes
1
No
7
Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone self harm?
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49 supporters
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Yes
2
No
44
Is autism misrepresented?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is a mentally ill person violent?
25 supporters
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Yes
1
No
9
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Yes
0
No
8
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
14 supporters
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0
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3
Does someone have a meltdown?
7 supporters
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0
No
3
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
Yes
1
No
7
0
pedanther
In Scar's first scene, he scrapes his claws against rock to make an unpleasant screeching noise.
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Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
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0
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4
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
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Yes
1
No
34
Yes
0
No
10
Are there anxiety attacks?
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Yes
3
No
28
Yes
7
No
29
2
KatanaNovaCat
There is a brief scene with Simba running through a very dense forest with low-hanging vines and branches.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
26 supporters
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Yes
1
No
38
Is there autism specific abuse?
33 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Yes
1
No
48
Noxious
Yes
1
No
2
0
AnnaMcDermott
There was the wildebeests running.
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Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
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3
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
10
Is there shakey cam?
25 supporters
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Yes
1
No
32
Is there screaming?
9 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
3
KatanaNovaCat
There is some lightning, but nothing extreme.
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Paranoia
0
QuintusHazard
When Simba and Nala head into the elephant graveyard and are saved from the hyenas by Mufasa, Scar had been watching them.
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Yes
1
No
8
0
seatbelttruck
Very briefly, during the song "Hakuna Matata." Timon says "not in front of the kids," plural, when Simba is the only child present, implying that he is referring to the audience.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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0
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9
Is there childbirth?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
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29
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
27
4
BoomBasher
At the start of the movie we see baby Simba
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Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
No
36
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
35 supporters
Yes
13
No
17
4
ProfessorProcyon
Mild jokes are made towards Pumbaa, a warthog.
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Yes
1
No
29
6
Anonymous
Xenofiction with no human characters.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
34 supporters
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0
No
20
Yes
0
No
21
Yes
10
No
3
9
ProfessorProcyon
During the "You want me to dress in drag and do the hula?" scene, a male character wears a hula dress as a diversion, which is played for laughs. The fact that he's wearing a dress isn't really the main joke though, so whether or not this counts is debatable.
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Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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Yes
2
No
38
1
jdpamv
Scar is queer-coded which isn’t great since he’s one of the most evil Disney villains and most of the heroes are explicitly straight.
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Yes
8
No
39
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jdpamv
Not a confirmed character but Scar is queer-coded and he dies.
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0
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23
Are there n-words?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
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22
Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Race
Is there blackface?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Relationships
Yes
0
No
7
1
SiRenfield
Not in the movie but in the broadway adaptation Scar tries to court Nala, who is around the same age as his nephew Simba, into being his mate
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Religious
Is religion discussed?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
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0
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3
Sex
Yes
8
No
37
14
UnagioLucio
It is implied with a lingering gaze that Simba and Nala got up to something during the song, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, but nothing explicit is said or shown. The implication will probably go over most kids' heads, but older audiences will notice it.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
26 supporters
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0
No
8
Yes
1
No
6
0
JesusIsMyZoloft
The entire cast is animals. Animals do not wear clothes by default. So it’s hard to say.
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Is there bestiality?
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0
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7
Is there BDSM?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
1
QuintusHazard
There's the one scene where Nala looks at Simba seductively during Can You Feel The Love Tonight which suggests that the two lions got up to something, but since this is a kids' movie I'll say no.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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60 supporters
Yes
12
No
21
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RowanOakley
There is no direct confirmation that Simba and Nala are related.
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Sexism
Yes
0
No
9
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
8 supporters
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0
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7
Does someone have a chronic illness?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is someone terminally ill?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Social
Yes
8
No
1
5
julesandthesea
simba is kind of homeless after running away because Scar told him to do so. But Timon and Pumba adopt him und give him a new home.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
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6
Are there fat suits?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
1
No
37
Are there end credit scenes?
16 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Yes
3
No
39
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Alyssa5
I don't know why people said yes. It's most certainly a happy ending.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
42
Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
10
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
1
No
39
Is someone hit by a car?
16 supporters
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Yes
1
No
39
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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Yes
1
No
35
Is there blood/gore?
39 supporters
Yes
6
No
33
5
UnagioLucio
The closest things to gore are shots of insects being bitten in half and of hyenas devouring a zebra leg. A hyena is scratched across the face, leaving red claw marks, but that's the closest thing we see to blood. A character is eaten alive offscreen. Another character is trampled to death, but their dead body is not visibly bloody or injured at all.
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Does someone drown?
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Yes
1
No
37
Yes
0
No
32
1
BoomBasher
The characters are all animals
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