simba cub

Simba knows when to be Professional 

Kion: Dad c'mon we gotta get you cleaned up an-
Simba: *is perfectly clean and neat* Ah one of my loyal subjects..How may I be at your acquaintance today?
Kion: What….B-but how..h-how did you?…
Simba: Hush, my son. Your father is trying to talk at the moment.
…: Oh your majesty is so elegant and well mannered!
Kion: You were just covered in mud and bug guts seconds ago! How did you do that?
Simba: …….Hm? What did you say Kion?
Kion: Sure..go ahead ignore my entire question………Are you sparkling?….


Simba may be a responsible king and father but there’s a difference of how he portrays himself in front of his family and friends (He’s a bit of mess, since he still keeps part of his hakuna matata life style) to how he portrays himself in front of any one else.

5

The cutest roar ever! Three-month-old lion escapes from his mother to test out his new voice in South Africa

He may only be three-months-old but this lion cub has proved it is never too early to start practising his roar. The young cat was caught on camera opening his mouth wide and testing out his voice in an South African game reserve.

And tourists who were lucky enough to catch the rare sight said the youngster looked exactly like Simba, star of the 1994 Disney classic, The Lion King. Heinrich Neumayer, from South Africa, snapped the pictures, and said this particular cub seemed to have a big personality.

He said: ‘There were eight cubs in total, but this little one stole the show, no one seemed to notice the others.

'The whole group were stunned by this little guy’s performance, the mischievous cub wasn’t listening to its mother.

'He definitely reminded us of Simba, he didn’t want there to be any rules. He moaned the whole time he was being carried by his mother and ran away as soon as he was let go.

'His mum called him back a couple of times but he was not finished and he didn’t even look in her direction.

'She was not having any of it and started walking to the cub, and continued calling him and he still ignored her.

'When she reached him he quickly tried to run away but she managed to trip him and he tumbled a couple of times.

The professional wildlife photographer and safari guide, snapped the pictures of the captivating cub in the early hours of the morning at the Sabi Sands game reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. He said: 'We could hear the roars of the lion pride throughout the night, but in the early morning we were woke by raucous roars which suddenly pierced through the early hours.

'Our guide quickly walked to each room with his flashlight and gathered all of us for an earlier than usual game drive.

'We hastily made our way to the game drive vehicles and the excitement was electric. 

'Not even five minutes into the drive we found the entire Nkuhuma Pride; the kings responsible for waking us all.’

The pictures show the young lion cub breaking free from his mother before practicing his mighty roar to his adoring crowd. Mr Neumayer explained: 'He paused for a couple of seconds contemplating what to do next, he looked at our vehicle, then the most adorable little cub made an attempted roar.

'Our hearts melted and our cameras fired away!

'There were a lot of oohs and aahs from the group as the cub tried to state his authority.

'This little brave heart surely made it worth waking up so early and he stole our hearts.

'With a will of his own and not following any rules, this little fluff ball is all set to be a one of a kind ruler.' 

Are you Jealous now Timon?

Simba: Hm? Are ya? I bet you are.
Timon: I’m sorry, what am I supposed to be jealous about?
Simba: Of me! Being so close to Pumbaa instead of you! I haven’t been giving you any attention today! Doesn’t it bother you?
Timon: ……Nope. Better he has you than you smothering me.
Simba: Hey…..

I wondered why Jasiri had such a smug smile

(Look at this screencap below to get what I mean.)

I’ve never seen another character pull off a face like that, Kion tries, but doesn’t get it quite as right as Jasiri and I think I know why:

In TLK 1, 2 and 3 the lions had these eyelids that made them so much more expressive. Note the eyelids above and below cub Simba’s eye line.

However in TLG the creators left them out. This way the eyes look fine when opened wide (although Simba’s larger eyes make him look years younger).

However, when they close their eyes or lid them, the lions’ eyelids are merely thin lines and the hyenas’ are colored black, which looks a little off.

And it makes me happy to see that Jasiri does have eyelids like the lions in the movies.

Just look at that happy lil hyena.