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    Here's What "The Lion King" Characters Look Like Then Vs Now

    There's a lot less eyebrows.

    Young Simba

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    In the new movie, young Simba still has the same bravado and enthusiasm as he did in the original, but he's now even more hung up about being a cub. He desperately wants to grow up – and, of course, be king.

    Adult Simba

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    Simba in 1994: probably your first crush. Simba in 2019: a literal lion.

    Young Nala

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    She was a cutie then and she's a cutie now – and still better at fighting than Simba.

    Adult Nala

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    Nala as an adult has a bit more to do in the new movie – to the point it makes you question why she even needs Simba to come back before schooling Scar and his nasty hyenas.

    Scar

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    The new Scar is more, well, scarred – and slightly less intimidating, it has to be said.

    Mufasa

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    THE KING, now and always. (Excuse me while I go sob.)

    Sarabi

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    Justice for Sarabi! She deserves way more spotlight than she gets in either the 1994 or 2019 version.

    Timon

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    Timon and Pumbaa both get extra lines in the new movie, as well as more of an extended duet – and it's the most delightful part of the whole thing. We stan an unconventional couple.

    Pumbaa

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    A lot of noise was made about the new Pumbaa being too ugly when the character designs were first announced, but you know what, he's PERFECT JUST THE WAY HE IS.

    Rafiki

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    The new Rafiki's scenes aren't as humourous as they were in the original – his whole character has been dialled down a bit, with more of a focus on his wisdom than his monkeying around.

    Zazu

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    Zazu is similar but much more...well, John Oliver, in the new version.

    Shenzi

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    Shenzi is even more prominent amongst the hyenas in the new movie, acting as the formidable leader of the whole pack.

    Banzai/Kamari

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    Banzai has been replaced with Kamari, whose main concern, after being fed, is having his own personal space.

    Ed/Azizi

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    Ed has been switched for Azizi, who isn't the brightest spark but who can actually speak, unlike his predecessor.

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