3 Real-Life Animals That Inspired ‘The Lion King’

By: Jacqui Denker | Segun Oduolowu Posted: 10:19 AM, Jul 16, 2019

Disney’s The Lion King has gotten a makeover, and the remake hits theaters July 19th. To hold us over until then, we spoke with Kristy Morcom of the Wildlife World Zoo to learn about the animals that inspired the characters of Simba, Timon and Pumba.