Film Theory: Why Scar is the RIGHTFUL King! (Disney Lion King)

  • Published on Jul 18, 2019
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    Disney's live action Lion King is causing a stir among Disney fans. I agree, this movie brought up a lot of questions about remakes and live action reimaginings of classic Disney movies... but maybe not how you think. See, the original Lion King ends with Simba taking over Pride Rock and everything is sunshine and happiness. When Disney decided to do a "real" Lion King, I looked into the behavior of IRL lion prides and WHOA! If Disney did a REAL Lion King, well... prepare to have your childhoods ruined. Again.
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Comments • 20 046

  • sammy sans
    sammy sans 7 hours ago

    Scar needs no knavery!

  • Sripriya Velmurugan
    Sripriya Velmurugan 8 hours ago

    Could you do a ANIMANIACS theory cause the reboot is comin out next year? I normally don't beg for likes, but LIKE so map pat can see

  • Christmas Princess
    Christmas Princess 9 hours ago

    Wouldn't they have found out earlier before all the food was gone?

  • Kashoot Me
    Kashoot Me 9 hours ago


  • T.
    T. 14 hours ago

    Also, nazis are human lions confirmed ! xD

  • T.
    T. 14 hours ago

    Ardyn : "Did someone mentioned me already ? Just saying..." (Sly smile)

  • December Sfy
    December Sfy 14 hours ago

    Too bad the CGI version sucked.

  • Honter Minjares
    Honter Minjares 19 hours ago

    It was actually confirm by the writers (if I remember corrrectly) that yes Simba and Nala are brothers

  • B Rotten
    B Rotten 19 hours ago +1

    All you had to do was watch Big Cat Diary religiously, on Animal Planet (when they’re airing it), and you’d have already known every bit of this.

  • Adrianna Jackson
    Adrianna Jackson 21 hour ago

    Matpat: I am going to ruin your childhood
    Me (just a kid who loves science and weird sometimes gruesome facts):this must be bad
    Matpat: according to science, Scar is the rightful king
    Me: this didn’t ruin my childhood it just made it 10x better
    Matpat: I approve of small human

  • Vasil Vasilev
    Vasil Vasilev 22 hours ago

    Man I liked the new version of the movie not because of the accurateness of the lives of lion prides but because of the story that was told there and the amazing graphics there. The ray-tracing and soft shadows adn physics - AWESOME. Again this is a story, like the ones told by your father or mother before bed time!

  • Yo_Gamer
    Yo_Gamer Day ago

    Okay, commenting my guess before I watch the video. Is it “Scar was rightfully king because he was around longer and is way older than Simba?”
    Edit: kinda surprised. Kinda not.

  • Ninjo Player
    Ninjo Player Day ago

    If pumba and Timon met simba there’d be saying Hakuna Matata in heaven

  • Emilie Schlichting
    Emilie Schlichting Day ago +1

    Actually The Lion King isn’t based on Hamlet. It’s 2 completely different stories and themes. I would recommend to watch Jon Solo’s video about The Lion King, he explains it great!

  • James Bond
    James Bond Day ago

    I looked it up and, if there are no more male lion a male lion can mate with his mother or sister

  • Feliciano Delfino
    Feliciano Delfino Day ago +1

    You forgot the movie detective Pikachu

  • Gabe Cuarez
    Gabe Cuarez Day ago

    I'm watching this in the room next to my family watching lion king

  • starry sxies
    starry sxies Day ago


  • Gabe Cuarez
    Gabe Cuarez Day ago

    This is america

  • Xylena
    Xylena Day ago

    You can tell Matpat got straight A’s in every grade.

  • Lynn Arouna
    Lynn Arouna Day ago

    This is a real.y interesting theory because is basically the beginning of the book Bravelands which means that the book is a bit scientifically accurate

  • VintageRyn *
    VintageRyn * Day ago +1

    Hahaha, That moment when the Lion King 2 is more scientifically accurate than the first one 😂😂

  • Olivia Frew
    Olivia Frew Day ago

    So ur a hyena sympathiser😤😤

  • Ryleigh Knapp
    Ryleigh Knapp Day ago

    turns out it isn't realistic and simba rules

  • Isaac Cisnero
    Isaac Cisnero Day ago

    Scar is rocki'n some rock and it's not pride rock!

  • matthew styles
    matthew styles Day ago +2

    Except the lionesses were to scared to attack because of all of Scars henchmen. Like the zoo said they were kept in line by the brothers. Scars would of been fine

  • Keosha Cathey
    Keosha Cathey Day ago +8

    Matpat: Doing more animation than Disney these days
    James: Ooh, I burned my finger on that *Hot Take*

  • rebecca Hoehn
    rebecca Hoehn Day ago

    The girl cubs would be left alive because they are cutie hunters.

  • Super Mario
    Super Mario Day ago

    Lion King 1 1/2 or Lion King 3 Hakuna Matara?

  • Fainuole 5000
    Fainuole 5000 Day ago

    That means that the last winner is...


  • Daddy Potatoes
    Daddy Potatoes Day ago

    There's a scene in the movie where scar is trying to seduce Nala but they cut it out. I can't find it but it's out there.

  • Bloxotrot BT
    Bloxotrot BT Day ago

    So do I tell him

  • Lily Hackman
    Lily Hackman Day ago +2

    Simba’s child is a girl not a guy

  • Can we get 10000 subs with only shitty vids ?

    If scar had 2 scars would his name still be scar or would it be scars?

  • Kat Smith
    Kat Smith Day ago

    You forgot amazing feline rendition of a band

  • That Guy
    That Guy Day ago +1

    Why do I feel so much pain when he’s right

  • Daniel Zaic
    Daniel Zaic Day ago

    Make that five live action movies
    Lady and the tramp

  • Katherina Karamaliki

    You killed my childhood

  • Jojak
    Jojak 2 days ago +9

    Why is there a beetle from south america in the trailer why...

  • Marcel Grass
    Marcel Grass 2 days ago +1

    Simba is the right king!!!

  • Astoria Storm
    Astoria Storm 3 days ago +1

    aweemba womba wae-

  • Zip Trix
    Zip Trix 3 days ago

    Wow, anyone else just have in mind that this is a movie, and not like real. It's made up for kids, can we not just enjoy it for what it is? Jeez man, science kinda sucks am I right?

    • Zip Trix
      Zip Trix Day ago

      @Ren C ok, it's ur opinion idc

    • Ren C
      Ren C Day ago


  • Alex Mejia
    Alex Mejia 3 days ago +1

    Scar is actually simba's father because they both have tufts on the back of the legs and mufasa dosen't, also I saw simba the other day I told him to mufasa. Simba in swahili (African language) means lion

  • Libby Walsh
    Libby Walsh 3 days ago +24

    "He has a scar that means he's evil"

  • Carter Turnbull
    Carter Turnbull 3 days ago

    Well simba is standing at pride rock at the end

  • VGM
    VGM 4 days ago

    TLDR: Scar is the Alpha

  • Omar Marquez
    Omar Marquez 4 days ago +5

    Who else liked Scar more than Mufasa🤷‍♂️

  • BonBon awn
    BonBon awn 4 days ago

    Is it just me or do you guys think MatPat should make a theory about Coraline??

  • Reeper
    Reeper 4 days ago


    bruh its a lion

    • Julie Gacha
      Julie Gacha 2 days ago

      He refered to the animals that stomped Mufasa to death (I forgot what they were called)

  • Sophia Nguyen
    Sophia Nguyen 4 days ago

    There’s loin king 2

  • Charlie Turner
    Charlie Turner 4 days ago

    Does this mean sora from kingdom hearts would be a good lion king

  • Rushelle Cameron
    Rushelle Cameron 4 days ago

    What if Mufasa was adopted

  • m i a
    m i a 5 days ago

    I think the real story of the lionesses killing scar and becoming an all female pride (since all the males are dead now) is a better story....even tho they would die out cus they dont have any cubs

  • Patrick Stamos
    Patrick Stamos 5 days ago

    So scar is evil, but he is good, but he is evil?

  • Patrick Stamos
    Patrick Stamos 5 days ago +1


  • Doliva swain
    Doliva swain 5 days ago +1

    Ok i think you just killed the movie and turned it into a horror movie

  • adam bump
    adam bump 5 days ago +1

    Didn't Scar mentioned something about being "At the shallow end on the gene pool" implying that He has better brains than brawn. So therefore this theory really can't stand since Scar basically disproved it at like the beginning of the Movie.

  • Little Andrei
    Little Andrei 6 days ago

    Oh my god😫

  • Z- FLEX
    Z- FLEX 6 days ago

    After watching the remake as an adult i realized simba was a self entitled little prick.

  • Alexander Jara
    Alexander Jara 6 days ago

    2:21 who else thought that was messed up