Adorable Lion Cubs React to The Lion King in Jaw-Dropping TikTok Video

Adorable Lion Cubs React to The Lion King in Jaw-Dropping TikTok Video

Lion cubs mesmerized by The Lion King movie in adorably surreal TikTok video The Circle of Life scene sends shivers down the spine

In a heartwarming TikTok video by Serval Wildlife, two live lion cubs are captured watching the timeless classic, The Lion King. The film, which was first released in 1994, has become a beloved Disney classic and has since been adapted into a successful musical that has been performed on Broadway and on tour. The Lion King franchise has also expanded with sequels, including The Lion King 2 and The Lion King 1 ½, as well as a 2019 CGI remake. Disney is now reportedly considering a prequel film to the 2019 remake, further expanding the beloved franchise. Despite the passing of time, it is clear that the impact of The Lion King continues to resonate with audiences of all kinds, including these adorable lion cubs.

The cubs seem transfixed, looking at the screen as Simba is welcomed into the world to the tune of “The Circle of Life.”

Would Lion Cubs Like The Entire Lion King Franchise?

Adorable Lion Cubs React to The Lion King in Jaw-Dropping TikTok Video

While the opening of The Lion King seems to captivate these lions, it remains uncertain whether they would have the same level of engagement throughout the entire franchise. Both critics and fans share the consensus that the original The Lion King has yet to be surpassed by any of its successors. The 2019 live-action adaptation, which heavily relied on Disney's photorealistic CGI approach, received significant backlash due to its lack of non-animated footage.

Disney remains undeterred by the criticism and is continuing with plans to expand The Lion King franchise. Despite the backlash against the 2019 remake, the film was a massive commercial success and still ranks among the top ten highest-grossing films of all time worldwide, sitting at ninth place just ahead of The Avengers. With this kind of financial success, it's understandable why Disney would choose to overlook the naysayers.

As a result, we can expect more Lion King content for both young and old audiences in the future. The next installment in the franchise is rumored to be a prequel called Mufasa: The Lion King, which will delve into the complicated relationship between Scar and Mufasa. For this new movie to match the critical acclaim of the original, Disney will need to craft a compelling story and choose an animation style that resonates with audiences.

Source: Serval Wildlife/TikTok