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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  • Fawaz Peleowo
    Fawaz Peleowo 8 minutes ago

    Wait a sec man but Simba did defeated Scar so now Simba becomes king right?

  • Bilal Khares
    Bilal Khares Hour ago

    In nature there is no rightful ruler, they fight for dominance but there is no right or wrong.

  • Logan Stemler
    Logan Stemler Hour ago

    I think Panthera is Pantera Mk II

  • Imma HoneyBee7
    Imma HoneyBee7 Hour ago


    That- That was a great joke...

  • viji kesavaraj
    viji kesavaraj 3 hours ago


  • Chocolate Alpaca
    Chocolate Alpaca 5 hours ago

    good job bruh

  • Elfie In Angel City
    Elfie In Angel City 6 hours ago

    Those are not knee joints. They are elbow joints. Sorry, but as an artist who has studied some animal anatomy, that was buggin' me.

  • awesomepaws352
    awesomepaws352 8 hours ago

    I have already seen the new lion king and it is AWESOME

  • The Poke'Saurus
    The Poke'Saurus 9 hours ago

    I knew about lion main science before it was cool.

  • Pbakernyc
    Pbakernyc 13 hours ago

    That’s actually incorrect Scar and Mustafa would have been a coalition so they both would have been sleeping with the Lionesses and technically wouldn’t know if Simba was his or Mustafas.

  • Jack Wallace Photography

    08:30 or a metal band

  • capofgames 7
    capofgames 7 14 hours ago

    Why did u have to ruin the movies

  • Kiwile3
    Kiwile3 15 hours ago

    Ok but I’d be down to see the live action Lion King if it was like this

  • Eliy M-Brown
    Eliy M-Brown 16 hours ago

    Nature is cruel

  • Xian Ricafort
    Xian Ricafort 17 hours ago

    Score is not the right King he is a villain

  • T-man
    T-man 19 hours ago

    Seriously? Everyone is ... it’s a cartoon designed in a board room to make a rich company even richer.😒

  • Sam The Gamer
    Sam The Gamer 20 hours ago

    A Theory USclipr Said "its just a theory"

  • jancen johan Memoracion


  • BAMGaming
    BAMGaming 23 hours ago

    When are more JoJo’s theories coming?

  • Cutetiger13
    Cutetiger13 Day ago

    I saw the remake yesterday and The Lion King(origanal) is my FAVORITE movie!! I heard it wasnt the best ,so I didn't have hope. So when Disney messed up my favorite scenes I was don't. I don't thibk Disney should have touched The Lion King to remake.

  • Ray Parkin
    Ray Parkin Day ago

    Nasty bunch of lions. Y'all need Jesus, or Budda, or somethin'!

  • Ellerion3
    Ellerion3 Day ago

    Oh, boo hoo 4 U.
    It has exactly ZERO importance for Disney.

  • Shay Animates
    Shay Animates Day ago

    If simba and nala are siblings, explain this line from nala when simba wants to go to the elephant graveyard
    “Nala: mom can I go with simba?”
    Nala said MOM.

  • lol its a penguin and it's izan

    To be honest there is a better explanation:

    So in the lion guard series,since scar (Idk his real name btw) is the leader of the lion guard his duty is to protect the pride lands.yhen he met a mysterious lion that tricked home,a snake scratched his eye and scar wins the fight with the lion.he explained to his Bro what happened and mufasa nicknamed him scar,even if he just saved pride rock from terrorism of a totally different lion,I feel bad :(

  • LunaLemon Cecelia
    LunaLemon Cecelia Day ago +2

    3:30 " after talking to some clouds "


  • Harl L
    Harl L Day ago

    Problem in the theory scar exiled Simba right but he planned for him being killed by the hyenas what failed so he would still be alive

  • Janelle G
    Janelle G Day ago

    this movie is a bit animaited the lions have no balls

  • the Prince of Awesomeness

    although it's not realistic i would say that scar raigned so long becouse he had (let's use a conservative number that is still fake) x4 as many hyenas on his side as there were female lions

  • PeanutButter Jelly

    Isn’t scar already a sexy beast

  • Darth vader
    Darth vader Day ago

    Umm mufasa is not a dominant lion hes father ahdi chose him to be the next king

  • Lola Hernandez
    Lola Hernandez Day ago

    This is how much he says “end quote”

  • Maddox makesvideos

    At 8:28 i saw tigra from marvel. But the problem is that shes not a villain. She actualy served as an avenger in the 1980s. I am a nerd. I know.

  • Xx SiemonYT xX
    Xx SiemonYT xX Day ago

    Why would Scar be the RIGHTFUL KING if he allowed the hyenas to kill other animals like Elephants, Zebras and Giraffes?

  • Billy MCFC
    Billy MCFC Day ago

    It makes me so sad how excited you were for the remake :(

  • child of gaia
    child of gaia Day ago

    Not fully true what if simba had just been forced to leave and only female cubs where killed. I mean it looked as if simba was the only male at the time.

  • Birch_ thetree
    Birch_ thetree Day ago +1

    In the Lion King 2, Kovu, son of Scar, cousin of Simba, mates with Kiara, his cousin's daughter


  • TheIsle GamingSavage

    U see James saying the live action lion king will be more accurate to real
    lions life is funny because they didn’t do that.

  • Infinity Plays
    Infinity Plays Day ago +3

    More epic and brutal ending?!?!?


  • Galaxyfox 143
    Galaxyfox 143 Day ago

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  • Bina Rizvi
    Bina Rizvi 2 days ago

    this actually looks like the lions are sayin what hes sayin :D

  • Timothy Lynn
    Timothy Lynn 2 days ago

    I have never seen the Lion King.

  • Yoad CahalonX
    Yoad CahalonX 2 days ago

    But Scar’s fur isn’t black in the live action...

  • ocean man
    ocean man 2 days ago

    MatPat, my god, sorry to confront you on this fault in your theory but , the lionesses in fact wouldn't have attacked because knowing that their environment would die out they would stay and not hurt him until a new lion would take over that is why Nala went out to go look for a new king. And about the ....incest.... thing Nala probably got really overjoyed to see some lion to take over so the environment wouldn't fall apart. Once again my god, MatPat, I'm sorry for doing this I just thought it was important to tell someone this information, say hi to your family for me.

    ocean, man, childofland

  • Christina Yien
    Christina Yien 2 days ago

    Mulan will be out in March next year
    I’m sooo EXCITED

  • umbreon88
    umbreon88 2 days ago +3

    Coincidence I watched this than came home to watch USclip and BOOM THIS WAS HERE

  • Star lord
    Star lord 2 days ago +1

    Ýñ^& uolkjcdr90___% bjtxnl>●``

  • Sarah Szymajda
    Sarah Szymajda 2 days ago

    this is way you don't mess with girls and their food

  • dd_x no cap respect
    dd_x no cap respect 2 days ago


  • DankBoi Productions
    DankBoi Productions 2 days ago

    What's the more sadder death
    Mufasas death or the Death of Future Gohan from Dbz (including the scene Trunks finding the corpse)

  • Meabh Fisher
    Meabh Fisher 2 days ago

    I think that Scar and Mufasa arnt brothers

  • Squshable9 Ajpw
    Squshable9 Ajpw 2 days ago

    I think simba as a cub is adorable!!

  • Kingsin toon
    Kingsin toon 2 days ago

    If a lion wants to be a king then they must kill the current king to earn the throne. So basically scar didn’t do anything wrong.

  • Great Scott
    Great Scott 2 days ago

    Cats kill other kittens too sometimes

  • Aimen Irfan
    Aimen Irfan 2 days ago

    oh come on it was a movie . a bit fantasy would be added into it but still Lion king remains the best

  • Ramhams1337
    Ramhams1337 2 days ago

    well technically scar did send the hyenas to do his dirty work, and kill simba. they just failed

  • Alwin Perin
    Alwin Perin 2 days ago


  • George Does Gaming!
    George Does Gaming! 2 days ago

    I loved lion king

  • Sadaf Malik
    Sadaf Malik 2 days ago +1

    This doesn’t matters simba had the king pure generous brave heart so it was his place and yeah even in nature the king who wind the fight gets the throne.So you are wrong.
    Thanks for the likes

  • Sadaf Malik
    Sadaf Malik 2 days ago +5

    Well that theory all ok but because mufasa was stronger,braver and the real king because of its pure heart,king attitude,love for pride rock,0 selfishness and his mission to give value to pride rock this makes him the king.Kings are not made because of appearance they are made because of hearts.By the way scar didn’t have the courage to fight mufasa face to face so he is just a evil crook.

    Thanks for the likes

    • Japan Panda
      Japan Panda 15 hours ago

      @Mr. Nerd No it isn't, this was completely true, or at least should be true

    • Mr. Nerd
      Mr. Nerd 18 hours ago

      @Japan Panda you do realize this is a joke comment.

    • Japan Panda
      Japan Panda Day ago +1

      Agreed. These weren't lions, they were humans, and this was the human way.

  • EeveeKat
    EeveeKat 2 days ago

    I love the lion king even more now! Scar allways my favorate charecter in the movie! Knowing he was the rightful king makes me really happy and I don't know why.

  • Quirky Squad
    Quirky Squad 3 days ago

    Film theory - murder your childhood as soon as you click
    No hate sorry for comment just thought it was funny

  • Izz Bizz
    Izz Bizz 3 days ago +2

    It's a film tho is there much logic used? And its because Mufasa is kind he lets his brother stay... black maned lions r VERY notorious in the wild.

  • Isabel Navarro
    Isabel Navarro 3 days ago

    8:29 I want this to be a thing 😂

  • NightShard
    NightShard 3 days ago

    also scar is technically related because hes mufasa's brother

  • NightShard
    NightShard 3 days ago

    spoilers matpat...its not. its just the same but worser somehow

  • Megan’s._. Tumble
    Megan’s._. Tumble 3 days ago

    Did u know that Nalas dad is scar. Because nala doesn’t have a dad and Mufassa and scar are the only male lions in the pride so...... saffrana (who is nalas mom) is scars wife or mate

  • some downey
    some downey 3 days ago +5

    "geneticly deficiant lion"
    alright adolf calm down

  • TheFunnyPotato Boy
    TheFunnyPotato Boy 3 days ago

    Simba might just come back to take back the vacant throne

  • Delilah Gjere
    Delilah Gjere 3 days ago

    I saw the new lion king.

  • • Rupert •
    • Rupert • 3 days ago

    oml the intro made me wheeze-

  • Kawika Ahina
    Kawika Ahina 3 days ago

    Man... that didn't really work at the way we expected

    PRXESS_HAUDE 2728 3 days ago

    Okay, he might be the rightful King, but that doesn't mean he would be a good King, he's terrible

  • Toy hundred wolf says OOF

    whos watching this in 2019 when it already came out and saw it

  • Zoe Wolf
    Zoe Wolf 3 days ago

    Spoiler alert! The 2019 version was not as good as the original,

    ...and the death scene traumatized this generation just as bad as the last one

  • Eric Marowa
    Eric Marowa 3 days ago +9

    even thogth after scar killed his own brother.

    seems legit.