The Lion King (1994) IMDb

Commentary

Environmentally dysfunctional racist plagiarism, pasting Hamlet (1603) over a larger fascist metaphor for how minorities (blacks and Hispanics cast as hyenas) threaten to spread from their containment and parasitize moral society through handouts (Scar literally handing out meat). Scar presents as gay and women (lionesses) are weirdly powerless to do anything about him, while prey animals apparently just want their predator king back to... restore the climate? Because local people would have to be black, the humans who hunt and accidentally start a forest fire in Bambi (1942) are absent here. Ecologically, it is a small step ahead, and the songs are a lot more catchy.

References here: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008).

Disney animation fiction moving picture

Spin-off:

“Stand by Me” (1995) IMDb