Here are 8 interesting facts about the movie that you may or may not know.
1. Lion King was nearly called King of the Jungle - but Disney changed the name when they realised lions don’t actually live in the jungle. The very first title was King of Beasts.
2. The music was actually so powerful Disney decided to use it as the trailer for the film - the first time Disney had ever used a complete scene as a promo trailer.
3. Pumbaa is the first Disney character to ever fart - best fact ever.
4. It took about 3 years to animate Lion King's two-and-a-half-minute wildebeest stampede scene.
5. James Earl Jones (Mufasa) and Madge Sinclair (Sarabi) were the king and queen in Coming to America. A very different movie.
6. The Lion King was the first Disney animated film to feature a completely original storyline - one that wasn't an adaptation.
7. A hyena researcher sued Disney for “defamation of character“ for its portrayal of the animals in the film.
8. Rafiki isn't a baboon. Sorry. He's actually a mix between a mandrill and a baboon, as mandrills don't have tails.