The Lion King (1994) Poster



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Followed by 

The Lion Guard (2016) (TV Series)

Remade as 

The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure (2000) (Video Game)
The game serves as a remake to the iconic Disney film.
The Lion King (2019)
Remake of the 1994 animation film by Disney

Edited into 

Kingdom Hearts II (2005) (Video Game)
Several scenes use archive sound from this film instead of new dialogue
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (2007) (Video Game)
Several scenes use archive sound from this film instead of new dialogue
5 Second Movies: The Lion King (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip
5 Second Movies: Life of Pi (2013) (TV Episode)
A brief quip from Timon edited into a comedic short
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2014) (TV Episode)
The Circle Of Life song is played at the end of the video
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (2014) (Video Game)
Mufasa's dialogue is lifted directly from this film
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong With Noah In 13 Minutes Or Less (2014) (TV Episode)
The song Circle of Life is played at the end of the video.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (2017) (Video Game)
Mufasa's dialogue uses a recording from this film


Animated StoryBook: The Lion King (1994) (Video Game)
The game is based on the animated movie.
The Lion King (1994) (Video Game)
The Lion King Activity Center (1995) (Video Game)
The game is based on the animated movie
Timon & Pumbaa (1995) (TV Series)
The Lion King: Timon and Pumbaa's Jungle Games (1995) (Video Game)
The game is based on the side characters from the movie.
Timon & Pumbaa Virtual Safari (2003) (Video Game)
The game is a DVD extra for the Disney film.


Triumph of the Will (1935)
The hyena march in the "Be Prepared" sequence is modelled after one of the marching sequences in this film.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Scar declares "You'll never go hungry again," and the camera zooms out to reveal an orange backdrop.
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Pumbaa screaming loudly when he first sees adult Nala attempting to sneak up on him mirrors the old lady squirrel screaming in fright among seeing Merlin transform from squirrel to human.
Kimba the White Lion (1965) (TV Series)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Pumbaa yells "They call me Mister Pig!" when he charges into the cave where Timon and Zazu are hiding.
Fist of Fury (1972)
Rafiki fight sequence has similarities with Bruce Lee's fight vs Japanese martial arts school. Including fighting multiple opponents single handed and the no look counter knock out at the end followed by Bruce Lee style scream.
Taxi Driver (1976)
"You talkin' to me?"
Roots (1977) (TV Mini-Series)
Scarface (1983)
Scar's scar is identical to that of the Tony Montana character in Scarface
Out of Africa (1985)
Zazu: If this is where the monarchy is headed count me out/out of service/Out of Africa/I wouldn't hang about
Clue (1985)
Zazu: "Let me out! Let me out!" Timon: "Let me in!"
Spaceballs (1987)
The line "I'm surrounded by idiots" is just a rated G version of the line from Spaceballs "I'm surrounded by a-holes" and later after Scar became king, Zazu was singing 'Nobody Knows'.
Coming to America (1988)
James Earl Jones and Madge Sinclar play the King and Queen!
Santa Sangre (1989)
Rafiki mentions this Film during his song, for some reason
Cheetah (1989)
Source for "Hakuna matata."
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
When Simba tells Scar he's weird, Scar (played by Jeremy Irons) responds "You have no idea." Jeremy Irons uttered the same response to a similar comment when playing Claus von Bulow.
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
I laugh in the face of danger.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Here Comes Peter Cottontail (2015) (TV Episode)
DVD seen on Hewy's shelf.

Referenced in 

At the Movies: Maverick/Trading Mom/The Return of Jafar/Widows' Peak/Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Return of Jafar" review.
WWE Raw: Episode #2.24 (1994) (TV Episode)
Randy Savage says about Owen Hart, "He's not the Lion King, he's the Lying King."
The Critic: A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera (1994) (TV Episode)
Jay says he will review Disney's "The Maggot King"
The Nanny: Fran-Lite (1994) (TV Episode)
Maxwell remarks, "First day of school already, huh? The summer just flew by", to which Fran replies, "Spoken by a man who did NOT see 'The Lion King' 257 times".
At the Movies: Why Gump? Why Now? (1994) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert notes that "Forrest Gump" (1994) is the fastest-grossing movie in history, behind three movies, including this one.
Gargoyles: Awakening: Part 4 (1994) (TV Episode)
When Hudson is watching TV there is a shot of the opening of this movie.
Felidae (1994)
Similar chase theme plays when Felidae is being chased by the cats.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Drinking 101 (1994) (TV Episode)
Screech gives clues to guess this film in a charades game at Mr. Belding's party.
ER: Happy New Year (1995) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character.
The Nanny: A Fine Friendship (1995) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
ER: The Birthday Party (1995) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character.
At the Movies: Just Cause/Billy Madison/The Brady Bunch Movie/Mr. Payback (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the segment on the Academy Award nominations.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Will Is from Mars... (1995) (TV Episode)
Will mentions this
Beverly Hills, 90210: Love Hurts (1995) (TV Episode)
Erin mentions the film
Man of the House (1995)
Movie poster at the back of the comic book Ben is reading.
The Critic: Sherman, Woman and Child (1995) (TV Episode)
Penny punches Jay in the nose because he didn't like the movie
The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) (TV Special)
Nomination presentation
A Goofy Movie (1995)
A lion stuffed animal is seen.
NYPD Blue: A.D.A. Sipowicz (1995) (TV Episode)
Toby Ray mentions this film.
At the Movies: Congo/The Glass Shield/Pocahontas/Fluke (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Pocahontas" review.
Runaway Brain (1995) (Short)
Zasu makes a cameo appearance
Frank and Ollie (1995)
Andy Gaskill was wearing a Lion King shirt.
Home and Away: Episode #1.1807 (1995) (TV Episode)
Michael, Jack, Sally and Sam go to see this
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?: The Lion Sting (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Toy Story (1995)
Andy and Molly are listening to "Hakuna Matata" on a tape in the car during the moving van scene, as Woody reaches for Slinky Dog's paw.
Law & Order: Humiliation (1995) (TV Episode)
Van Buren sarcastically suggests Briscoe watch the movie after eating his hoagie, rather than investigate a prostitute's murder.
Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
ER: Dead of Winter (1996) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character.
The Secret World of Alex Mack: Ray Goes to Washington (1996) (TV Episode)
Alex says that Ray cried watching The Lion King (1994).
Weird Science: Men in Tights (1996) (TV Episode)
Tommy Svachino refers to it as "the Disney flick wth the fartin' warthog."
ER: The Right Thing (1996) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Opening Night of Close-Up (1996) (Short)
Project: ALF (1996) (TV Movie)
ALF is selling the film on video.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredible Melting Man (1996) (TV Episode)
"Look harder, Simba"
Buiten de Zone: Nostalgie (1996) (TV Episode)
Raf rents this video
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Hare Today... (1996) (TV Episode)
Phil: "remember in the Lion King, when Mufasa..."
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: I, Stank Horse (1996) (TV Episode)
Will compares Philip to Mufasa, and to Simba.
Wings: The Lyin' King (1996) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the title of the movie.
Saturday Night Live: Christine Baranski/The Cure (1996) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during "Get Off The Shed"
Flipper (1996)
The hammerhead shark is named Scar after the villainous lion.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Pumbaa can be seen being carried by 2 men during the "Out There" scene.
Bogus (1996)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Glen Campbell (1996) (TV Episode)
Space Ghost says the show will be bigger than "The Lion King".
Home Improvement: I Was a Teenage Taylor (1996) (TV Episode)
A character dresses up in a Simba Halloween costume
To Face Her Past (1996) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue
Marvin's Room (1996)
A Timon doll can be seen at the Disney World gift shop.
The Walt Disney World Explorer (1996) (Video Game)
Legend of the Lion King show is shown
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) (TV Episode)
Oprah mentions the film in the discussion of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1996).
3rd Rock from the Sun: Romeo & Juliet & Dick (1997) (TV Episode)
Tommy asks whether the film has the same plot as Hamlet.
Friends: The One Where Monica and Richard Are Just Friends (1997) (TV Episode)
Video seen in video rental store
Final Fantasy VII (1997) (Video Game)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Leech Woman (1997) (TV Episode)
"Hakuna Matata"
Just Shoot Me!: Back Issues (1997) (TV Episode)
Jack's wife quoted this movie on her wedding vows.
A Comedy of Private Lives: Papai Foi à Lua (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Smart Guy: Lab Rats (1997) (TV Episode)
Mo refers to the film.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Parts: The Clonus Horror (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name.
Hercules (1997)
The lion that Hercules fights and skins resembles Scar.
At the Movies: Batman & Robin/Hercules/My Best Friend's Wedding/For Roseanna/Ponette (1997) (TV Episode)
Alluded to during the "Hercules" review: "Hakuna Matata" is referenced.
Leave It to Beaver (1997)
Beaver told Wally about Ward: For a minute he had that same blubbery look he had at the end of The Lion King.
Seinfeld: The Merv Griffin Show (1997) (TV Episode)
Elaine says she was singing "Hakuna Matata".
Sister, Sister: The Best Policy (1997) (TV Episode)
Diavian mentions the movie.
Saturday Night Live: Nathan Lane/Metallica (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the monologue
Mousehunt (1997)
At the auction party, Ernie Smuntz says "Hakuna Matata" to a Sheika man.
Millennium: Midnight of the Century (1997) (TV Episode)
"circle of life"
Five Men and a Limo (1997) (Short)
Mark Elliott mentions Timon and Pumbaa.
Home Improvement: Say Goodnight, Gracie (1998) (TV Episode)
Tim and Gracie are playing with a 'lion cub' doll, Tim says "I've never been a lion cub", and Randy says "I have.. everyone expects you to be king"
Quest for Camelot (1998)
Cornwall and Devon on rock during song
Jeff Foxworthy: Totally Committed (1998) (TV Special)
title mentioned
Mulan (1998)
The scene of the Hun army charging down the snowy mountain is a nod towards the wilderbeast stampede from this movie.
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place: Two Guys, a Girl and a Landlord (1998) (TV Episode)
While discussing their landlord, Berg uses the phrase "Hakuna Matata"
Tango (1998)
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: The Lyin' King (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
At the Movies: Pleasantville/The Alarmist/The Lion King II: Simba's Pride/Apt Pupil/Life is Beautiful (1998) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel compares "Simba's Pride" to the original
Troldspejlet: Episode #20.10 (1998) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Mulan (1998)
A Bug's Life (1998)
Hopper: "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess. One of those Circle of Life kind of things."
13 posterunek: Konkurs (1998) (TV Episode)
A boy has a jumper with "The Lion King"
13 posterunek: Kalambury filmowe (1998) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned
Schoon goed: Ilse (1999) (TV Episode)
Jaap is collecting Lion King stickers and mentiones various characters by name.
Homicide: Life on the Street: Sideshow (1999) (TV Episode)
Walter Boyce secured tickets to see the Broadway musical based on the film for Chesley Purcell.
The King of Queens: White Collar (1999) (TV Episode)
Carrie references the film.
Troldspejlet: Episode #21.9 (1999) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) (V)
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
The rocky formation that Satan stands on near the end resembles Pride Rock.
Farscape: Jeremiah Crichton (1999) (TV Episode)
Crichton - "Well hakuna matata, your messiah".
Harlem Aria (1999)
"Hakuna matata and goodbye to you."
Stark Raving Mad: The Lyin' King (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
King of the Hill: Won't You Pimai Neighbor? (2000) (TV Episode)
When a monk gives Hank some words of wisdom Hank replies "Your'e talking like a song out of the Lion King".
The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Features practically identical image of characters crossing a fallen tree in front of a waterfall at sunset
Happy Birthday Shakespeare (2000) (TV Movie)
Frequency (2000)
mentioned in dialog
Dinosaur (2000)
Bless the Child (2000)
A nun at Cody's school "blames "The Lion King" for showing death to children.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 302 (2000) (TV Episode)
Referenced during "Party Quirks".
French & Saunders Live (2000) (Video)
Booba (2001)
Mentioned in the movie.
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #4.2 (2001) (TV Episode)
The American Beauty toy parody reimagines the Buddy Kane character as "The Real Estate Lion King", who says "Hakuna Matata".
Will & Grace: Crazy in Love (2001) (TV Episode)
Will: "... begging me to come back to his apartment to show me his Lion King memorabila."
Dark Angel: Art Attack (2001) (TV Episode)
A suicidal guy says he's listening to The Lion King soundtrack
House of Mouse: Timon & Pumbaa (2001) (TV Episode)
Simba, Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa and the Hyenas are guests at the House of Mouse
House of Mouse: Donald's Pumbaa Prank (2001) (TV Episode)
Simba, Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa and the Hyenas are guests at the House of Mouse
The Simpsons: Simpson Safari (2001) (TV Episode)
Bart says "Slimy yet satisfying" after eating some grubs, just like Simba did
Saturday Night Live: Renée Zellweger/Eve (2001) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
Amélie (2001)
a character references a new satellite to be lauched with the remains of the dead, as it is with "the great kings of the past" in The Lion King
South Park: It Hits the Fan (2001) (TV Episode)
Kyle gets tickets to the stage adaptation of this movie.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Randall positions Sulley to die in a way that closely resembles when Scar positions Simba to die.
MythQuest: The Blessing (2001) (TV Episode)
Cleo says she'll leave if the storyteller tells her "hakuna matata" means "no worries"
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001) (Video)
Several characters make appearances, including Timon, Pumbaa, Simba, Nala, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Gilmore Girls: Presenting Lorelai Gilmore (2001) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Lorelai
Mickey's House of Villains (2001) (Video)
Features Ed the Hyena.
Shake It (2001)
Menitoned in connection with a birthday.
South Park: Here Comes the Neighborhood (2001) (TV Episode)
Token brings a DVD of this film to his friend's house.
Heroes Delight: Pop! Goes The Art (2002) (TV Episode)
Doug sings circle of life
Futurama: Leela's Homeworld (2002) (TV Episode)
Leela speaks with Fry about her parents watching her from the stars as camera moves up focusing the open sky, while background music very similar to the one played in the movie
Death to Smoochy (2002)
Spinoff Lion King musical poster can be seen in a scene
Ice Age (2002)
The Shield: Pilot (2002) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Kingdom Hearts (2002) (Video Game)
Simba appears as a summoning character in the battles.
Cleo: Episode #1.7 (2002) (TV Episode)
Kajsa and Jessica talk about this movie
OT: Our Town (2002)
In one scene where music is being chosen for the play, a student says "That sounds like something out of 'The Lion King.'"
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
In one of the trailers, Rafiki is holding Stitch at Pride Rock.
Get a Clue (2002) (TV Movie)
At one point, Lexy tells her dad, "Don't worry. Hakuna Matata."
Reign of Fire (2002)
Esta noche, no (2002)
Two kids talk about this film
House of Mouse: House of Scrooge (2002) (TV Episode)
Simba, Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa and the Hyenas are guests at the House of Mouse
The Sweatbox (2002)
Mentioned in dialogue multiple times.
Do Over: Take Me Out of the Ball Game (2002) (TV Episode)
Joel says "Hakuna Matata."
Date or Disaster (2003) (Short)
Referenced in animation sequences.
Scrubs: My Philosophy (2003) (TV Episode)
Dr. Cox says, "You must stop watching 'The Lion King.'"
The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
During the dance sequence at Louie's old temple, Timon and Pumbaa can be seen briefly
Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Garner/Beck (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tracy Morgan
According to Jim: Dana Gets Fired (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Cheryl.
Retarded Animal Babies (2003) (TV Series)
"It's the circle of life"
This Girl's Life (2003)
In greeting a lady shouts "Hakunta Matata" to other people, the famous chant used in "The Lion King."
Marci X (2003)
Marci mentions liking this film.
Extreme Skate Adventure (2003) (Video Game)
Characters from the film are playable.
Mickey's PhilharMagic (2003) (Short)
The song, "I Just Wait to Be King" is featured.
Will & Grace: Me and Mr. Jones (2003) (TV Episode)
James Earl Jones says, "I was Mufasa."
Brother Bear (2003)
The scene sitting on top of the rock as the camera 360s around the characters
Behind the Tunes: Bugs - A Rabbit for All Seasonings (2003) (Video)
Referenced by title
Thanksgiving Family Reunion (2003) (TV Movie)
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (2003) (TV Movie)
The line "Everything hakuna, right?"
The Simpsons: The Fat and the Furriest (2003) (TV Episode)
Home mentions the circle of life
Who Wants to Be King of the Jungle (2004) (Video Game)
The game uses trivia questions based on the Lion King films.
Footballers' Wives: Episode #3.1 (2004) (TV Episode)
Amber's dog is called Simba.
Queer as Folk: Death in the Family (2004) (TV Episode)
Justin calls Brian "Simba".
Garfield (2004)
Happy Chapman is seen, in shadow, being pounced on by dogs, as Scar was seen (with Hyenas) at the end of The Lion King.
The Sisterhood (2004) (Video)
an image of Pumbaa is seen on a bag
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (2004) (Video)
Pete quotes the song "I Just Can't Wait To Be King."
Fronterz (2004)
"That's a little Hakuna Matata."
A Hole in My Heart (2004)
Mentioned in dialogue
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Debt (2004) (TV Episode)
References made to bootleg "Lion King" DVDs being sold.
Balto III: Wings of Change (2004) (Video)
The sequence on the beach that shows Kodi growing up references a similar scene in "The Lion King".
Kim Possible: Bonding (2004) (TV Episode)
Ron says, "It's the circle of life," which Kim says is an interesting choice of words, pointing out the lion behind him and alluding to the song from the movie
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (2004) (Video Game)
Features Simba
In Search of Santa (2004) (Video)
King Calvin holds up Baby Princess Crystal in the opening scene.
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2004) (TV Special)
Direct quoting from the "Hakuna Matata" song
Inside Deep Throat (2005)
A big advertisement for it is shown.
Dream on Silly Dreamer (2005) (Short)
Numerous animators talk about working on this film
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 7012 (2005) (TV Episode)
In "Let's Make a Date", Wayne plays the hyenas from "The Lion King".
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Movie makes the countdown, is talked about.
MADtv: Episode #10.21 (2005) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
American Dad!: Stan Knows Best (2005) (TV Episode)
Stan, in his mind, still sees Hayley wearing footsie pyjamas and sucking on her Lion King blankie
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)
A big advertisement for the musical is shown.
The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch' (2005) (Video)
Referenced by name
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: Sebben and Sebben Employee Orientation (2005) (TV Episode)
The third of the five "Steps for success" show Peter Potumus growling on a rock lucking similar to the pride rock.
Lemmings (2005) (Short)
The fat lemming says "Ain't death just a part of the great circle of life?" and Artie replies "Hey save that crap for Disney!".
Kronk's New Groove (2005) (Video)
The score "This Land" was playing in the background when Papi was about to show his thumb up for Kronk.
Kingdom Hearts II (2005) (Video Game)
Features Simba and Scar
The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about in detail.
Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion (2005) (TV Episode)
The Doctor quotes the Lion King in this episode.
Animal Soccer World (2005) (Video Game)
Some of the characters resemble the ones from this movie.
Bambi II (2006) (Video)
When the Great Prince tells Bambi to stay in the den, Bambi says "My father never takes me with him anymore", whereas Mufasa teaches Simba about the great circle of life, then he tells Zazu to take Simba home and Simba says "I never get to go anywhere".
House: Skin Deep (2006) (TV Episode)
"whole 'circle of life' thing"
The Wild (2006)
when the animals are in New York City they pass a billboard of the Broadway Musical
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006)
Aditya and his roommate watch the death scene from this movie
Saturday Night Live: Lindsay Lohan/Pearl Jam (2006) (TV Episode)
TV Funhouse segment about the Disney Vault introduces Scar as the Disney Lawyer
The Gil Mayo Mysteries: Episode #1.6 (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Anorak in conversation with Kite.
Veronica Mars: Nevermind the Buttocks (2006) (TV Episode)
"Circle of Life"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (2006) (TV Special)
Referenced in Inside the Disney Vault
The Simpsons: Girls Just Want to Have Sums (2006) (TV Episode)
The Itchy and Scratchy Broadway style musical is a parody of the circle of life scene.
The Colbert Report: Frank Rich (2006) (TV Episode)
During the same sketch, Colbert references "the circle of life": "If a young lion prince can learn about it, why can't Al Gore?" A picture from The Lion King is shown.
Doctor Who: Rise of the Cybermen (2006) (TV Episode)
Mr. Crane puts on "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" to cover up the sounds of screaming from the homeless men during their conversion.
The Host (2006)
VHS tape on television stand during the news broadcast at the end of the movie.
Madea Goes to Jail (2006) (Video)
Madea tells a man "he looks like something straight out of The Lion King"
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
After Ricky crashes, Girard crosses the finish line and says, "Hakuna Matata, bitches!"
Everything Will Be Ok (2006) (Short)
Mentioned in dialogue
Robot Chicken: Veggies for Sloth (2006) (TV Episode)
"Hakuna Matata"
The Office: Grief Counseling (2006) (TV Episode)
The various losses the employees describe are deliberate references to various films. When Pam describes the death of her aunt, she's actually describing the plot of Million Dollar Baby. When Ryan is describing the death of a cousin during an African safari, he's actually describing the death of Mufasa from The Lion King. Kevin makes reference to the film Weekend at Bernie's when describing the death of an uncle, as Michael finally catches on.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.6 (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Russel Crowe interview.
The Choir: Episode #1.1 (2006) (TV Episode)
Gareth mentions that the song, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, is from the movie.
Son of the Lion King (2006) (Video Game)
Most of the characters are based off of this movie.
Psych: Forget Me Not (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn refers to the mountain lion as "Simba."
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Fanservice! (2007) (TV Episode)
I'm surrounded by wankers
Prey (2007)
daughter says she doesn't eat characters from The Lion King, including Pumbaa
Joshua (2007)
Ned invites Hazel for a big night out on the town including the magic of The Lion King
Dead Mary (2007) (Video)
"It's one of those 'circle of life' kinda things."
The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007) (TV Movie)
"circle of life"
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (2007) (Video Game)
Simba appears as a supporting character for the battles.
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (2007) (Video Game)
Features a world based on this film
Peep Show: Sophie's Parents (2007) (TV Episode)
Jeremy tells Penny he watched The Lion King on DVD with Jamie.
It Takes Two: Episode #2.4 (2007) (TV Episode)
When James Valentine delivers his verdict on Ernie Dingo and Rachael Beck's performance of The Lion Sleeps Tonight, he says that Ernie started as a lion cub and became the Lion King.
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Movie (2007) (TV Movie)
Tea advises Yugi to take his place in the circle of card games
No Reservations (2007)
title used as Zoe and Nick play a game of charades
Monk: Mr. Monk and the Buried Treasure (2007) (TV Episode)
Capt. Stottlemeyer and Randy discuss the film and the circle of life.
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Danielle and her class were going to see the Broadway production of the film.
Beef 4 (2007) (Video)
An advertisement is visible.
The Simpsons: Midnight Towboy (2007) (TV Episode)
A billboard reads: "Mr. T Is the Lion King."
Enchanted (2007)
Pumbaa makes a cameo appearance at the end as one of the animals waiting in line for Pip's autograph.
Weeds: Go (2007) (TV Episode)
"It's the circle of life." "Hakuna Matata."
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Elton John talked about winning the Oscar for "The Lion King"
The Riches: The Lying King (2008) (TV Episode)
title reference
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
The last scene of Oogway's death holds many visual references to Simba's encounter with Mufasa's spirit.
Robson Arms: My Brother's Keeper (2008) (TV Episode)
Yuri calls Val "Mufasa" after Val, who just watched a nature program on lions, acts lion-like
5 Second Movies: Explanation of 5 Second Movies (2008) (TV Episode)
Example of a 5 Second Movie given its own separate channel
Saturday Night Live: Michael Phelps/Lil' Wayne (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Alaska Pete on Weekend Update
Body of Lies (2008)
Mentioned by Ed.
The Office: Baby Shower (2008) (TV Episode)
Michael raises Astrid over his head and yells "Lion King!".
Disney TH!NK Fast (2008) (Video Game)
Pridelands are from the movie, & Timon appears.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
A lion defends his father's kingdom against the evil uncle
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/David Cook (2008) (TV Episode)
Poster on wall during Zolesky Brothers pitch
Life: Badge Bunny (2008) (TV Episode)
Tidwell says that the lion was called Simba, not Kimba. Crews replies that Kimba came first.
My Name Is Earl: Nature's Game Show (2008) (TV Episode)
Earl Jr. says he learned that a group of lions is called a pride from Lion King.
Star Stories: Elton John: Patron Saint of Celebrities (2008) (TV Episode)
Elton John and Tim Rice are shown writing songs for the film.
At the Movies: Summer Special 2008/09 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by David as a movie that Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is channelling.
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.17 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelman mentions the film in his review of the DVD release of The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Bedtime Stories (2008)
in the medieval story, Guy Pearce says he's gonna get some villagers tickets for "The Lion King"
RuPaul's Drag Race: Drag on a Dime (2009) (TV Episode)
RuPaul calls Jade a "Lion Queen".
VeggieTales: Abe and the Amazing Promise (2009) (Video)
Abe lifting up his son Isaac after being born right at the ray of sunlight, just like Rafiki holding up Simba.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (2009) (TV Movie)
Ace says, "Slow down, Simba!"
Flight of the Conchords: Prime Minister (2009) (TV Episode)
Elton John impersonator says "Can you feel some love tonight?"
Flashpoint: The Fortress (2009) (TV Episode)
When Ed Lane asks Sgt. Gregory Parker how his date went, Parker says that they saw "The Lion King."
NCIS: Hide and Seek (2009) (TV Episode)
Ducky mentions the title in dialogue, telling the dead body that he is reminded of the Circle of Life
Safari (2009)
Dacier welcomes the tourists by saying "Hakuna Matata".
Newswipe: Episode #1.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Brooker refers to footage of a man playing with lions as footage of a man who's seen too many Disney films (The Lion King) and not enough Werner Herzog documentaries.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.124 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $4,000 question
Eden of the East: Yûutsu na getsuyôbi (2009) (TV Episode)
Saki Morimi mentioned that she saw the broadway musicial of Lion King in New York.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) (TV Episode)
Hewy 2D Studio has aa poster for this movie in the background
Imagine That (2009)
Evan Danielson makes jokes about The Lion King with his boss.
Biography: Tragic Side of Comedy (2009) (TV Episode)
Tanner Colby says that Chris Farley's father was "like the Lion King" to the household.
Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices (2009) (TV Short)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Before Your Eyes (2009)
Nuri calls Bora his "Lion King".
Wheel of Fortune: Room with a View 3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Song title puzzle "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Surrogates/Pandorum/Fame (2009) (TV Episode)
Joey Vosevich compares Ving Rhames character in "Surrogates" to Mufasa
Saturday Night Live: Ryan Reynolds/Lady Gaga (2009) (TV Episode)
'Nathan Lane' starts to sing "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
Couples Retreat (2009)
"It is a circle of life"
Circle of Eight (2009)
"It's the circle of life."
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Michael Jackson's This Is It/The House of the Devil/Gentlemen Broncos (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett says "Invictus" has a Lion King-like soundtrack
The X Factor: Episode #6.19 (2009) (TV Episode)
Cheryl Cole and Joe McElderry mention this film. Joe performs "Circle of Life" from this movie.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.53 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
Rob Brydon: Live (2009) (Video)
Referenced by name
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Ray believes Evangeline to be a firefly, while Tiana says it's a burning ball of gas in the sky. This is referring to the conversation between Simba, Timone and Pumba, where Timone says the stars are fireflies "caught up in that big bluish black thing" and Pumba says they are burning balls of gas. Simba says they are the great kings of the past and (spoilers) when Ray dies, a new star is born, supporting Simba's theory that stars represent the spirits of the dead.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.62 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $500 question
Copycats: Episode #1.9 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as an incorrect answer by one of the contestants.
Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009) (TV Special)
In his stand-up routine, Robin Williams mentions Simba.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Princess and the Frog (2009) (TV Episode)
Listed as a movie made in the Disney Animated Renaissance
The Supermarket (2009)
Rafiki toy in scene
CHIKARA Young Lions Cup VII Night III (2009) (Video)
Colin Delaney sings a variation on "I Just Can't Wait to be King" before the main event.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 9 (2010) (TV Episode)
Pumba's cameo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the skin of Scar in Hercules are mentioned.
AniMat's Reviews: The Princess and the Frog (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat agrees that "The Princess and the Frog" isn't as good as this.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.90 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "Grisly Disney"
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 11 (2010) (TV Episode)
Sting wrote 6 songs for Kingdom of the Sun, much like Elton John did in this film.
Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening (2010) (TV Special)
Ex-roommate said he was possessed by Scar from this
Catfish (2010)
"circle of life"
Four Lions (2010)
Omar tells his son a bedtime story featuring the characters from this film (he is actually telling him what he and Waj did at the terrorist training camp).
The Cleveland Show: The Curious Case of Jr. Working at the Stool (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Angels in New York: Episode #1.4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Broadway theatre scene.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.136 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
Hollywood's Top Ten: Musicals (2010) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention for the top movie musicals
The Middle: Worry Duty (2010) (TV Episode)
"circle of life"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.165 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Scene & Herd"
Good Luck Charlie: Butt Dialing Duncans (2010) (TV Episode)
Amy mentions the great uncool Circle Of Life
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Elton John and Tim Rice worked on the song in this film as well as the songs in The Road to El Dorado.
The Bachelorette: Episode #6.4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Ali and the guys go to NYC and take part in the Lion King on Broadway play based on this film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.73 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay calls Tony Hayward of BP "The Lying King"
The Bachelorette: Episode #6.9 (2010) (TV Episode)
Roberto packs a Lion King broadway CD
After Hours (2010) (TV Series)
Mentioned in at least 3 episodes.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Freddie as F.R.O.7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy talks about Disney movies in the '90s
Mad: Avaturd/CSiCarly (2010) (TV Episode)
Rafiki appears in Avaturd sketch
Better with You: Pilot (2010) (TV Episode)
"circle of life"
The Cleveland Show: Harder, Better, Faster, Browner (2010) (TV Episode)
song mentioned in Top 100 Cartoon Songs
Kingdom Hearts Re: coded (2010) (Video Game)
Simba appears in the opening cinematic
Destination Truth: Ghosts of Menengai Crater/Kalanoro (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Due Date (2010)
"circle of life"/title mentioned
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Applebuck Season (2010) (TV Episode)
The stampede scene features bunnies running around a pony lying on the ground in a down shot, much like the scene in The Lion King when Mufasa is killed by the stampede.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.34 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage of Kevin McHale at age 6, singing a song from the film at his sister's wedding
Epic Mickey (2010) (Video Game)
Scar appears as a statue and a stained glass window in Dark Beauty Castle
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Rescuers Down Under (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy compares the pre-production of this movie to the observation of "Rescuers Down Under"
Peep Show: Seasonal Beatings (2010) (TV Episode)
Mark says (in voiceover) "Hakuna Matata! I'm the new Lion King!"
That Fellow in the Coat: A Look Back at Disney's Sequels (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced as preceding "Simba's Pride" and "1 1/2".
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2011) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
Flypaper (2011)
"Hakuna matata"
Rango (2011)
Rango mentions the circle of life
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.94 (2011) (TV Episode)
Dave Salmoni mentions that a mandrill was featured in the film
The Bachelor: Episode #15.9 (2011) (TV Episode)
While hanging out with elephants, Emily says, "this is like The Lion King, but better"
Aliens, UFOs & the Bible: Are We Alone in the Universe? (2011) (Video)
The title appears on the list of highest grossing movies.
Saturday Night Live: Zach Galifianakis/Jessie J (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Julie Taymor (Kristen Wiig) on Weekend Update
30 Rock: Plan B (2011) (TV Episode)
Pretending to be in Africa, Tracy mentions Simba and Rafiki.
Saturday Night Live: Elton John/Leon Russell (2011) (TV Episode)
Elton John, co-writer of the song, sings, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight."
Shake It Up: Reunion It Up (2011) (TV Episode)
Ty and Deuce talk about "The Circle Of Life"
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.14 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy says "African Cats" is billed as a live-action version of the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.135 (2011) (TV Episode)
referring to her hairstyle when she was once in a beauty pageant, Chelsea Handler says she looked like the Lion King
The Big Bang Theory: The Engagement Reaction (2011) (TV Episode)
Howard mentions the "Circle of Life."
The Nostalgia Teen: The Rugrats Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
"He goes Mufasa on this guy." "That's the circle of life, kids."
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.19 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy says "Kung Fu Panda 2" is no scarier than Scar's scenes in the film
Adventures in Plymptoons! (2011)
Mentioned by title
The Hard Times of RJ Berger: Steamy Surprise (2011) (TV Episode)
Coach Sinclair (to RJ): "It's the circle of life, Berger. Hakuna Matata."
Nostalgia Critic: Once Upon a Forest (2011) (TV Episode)
An image of Pumbaa is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Little Nemo (2011) (TV Episode)
an excerpt of "Be Prepared" is played
Conan: Wow! You DO Care About These Episode Titles. (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan says 'The Circle of Life' is his favorite part of The Lion King
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.21 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy says "Kung Fu Panda 2" is no more violent than Scar's scenes in the film
Midnight Screenings: Bad Teacher/Cars 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Irving mentions the 3-D trailer.
AniMat's Reviews: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
AniMat says the Soothsayer is the Rafiki of the film, and says that her and the wolves give the film a little bit of The Lion King vibe.
Ask That Guy with the Glasses: Ask That Guy #62 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Hakuna Mahtata."
The Big C: The Last Thanksgiving (2011) (TV Episode)
"circle of life"
RiffTrax Live: Jack the Giant Killer (2011)
"Hakuna Matata"
The Amazing World of Gumball: The Picnic (2011) (TV Episode)
Gumball mentions the Circle of Life.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the film is #1 at the box office
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Radiohead (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Who's On Top?"
Conan: The Day the Proofradar Quit (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan talks that this movie is still playing in 3D and how much money it made
Curse of the Gray Elephant (2011)
Video game based on the animated movie is seen.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Van Helsing (2011) (TV Episode)
"What is this, the f**king Lion King?!"
Special Collector's Edition: El soltero (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of Blu-ray/DVD releases of October/November
MarzGurl Reviews: MarzGurl Loves Don Bluth - Thumbelina (2011) (TV Episode)
among the box office competition for Thumbelina
Tosh.0: Shrooms Guy (Intervention) (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
The Projectionist Project: The Lion King 3D (2011) (TV Episode)
This episode is a review of the film.
Tower Heist (2011)
Lester recalls Josh talking about the movie
Disney Universe (2011) (Video Game)
Costumes of the characters of this movie.
The Nostalgia Chick: The Worst Witch (2011) (TV Episode)
NChick calls it a knock off of Kimba.
The Evil Inside (2011)
Mentioned in dialogue
Conan: The Mystery of the Recent NYU Grad Who Got a Job (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Matthew Broderick
Ask That Guy with the Glasses: Ask That Guy #66 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Can you imagine if Simba's father shit himself after he died?"
Natholdet - med Anders Breinholt: Jørgen Fonemy SPECIAL (2011) (TV Episode)
BD Combo case is seen
Beavis and Butt-Head: Holy Cornholio (2011) (TV Episode)
a woman wearing a mane-like jacket in a T-Baby video is described as being from the film
Conan: The Illiterate Merderer (2011) (TV Episode)
Kirsten Dunst talks about the letters S.E.X. in the sky in The Lion King
Parenthood: Sore Loser (2011) (TV Episode)
correct answer during Charades
Whitney: Clarence! (2011) (TV Episode)
Alex (holding up a puppy): "Hey, look - it's the Lion King!"
The Simpsons: The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants (2011) (TV Episode)
The Loin King
Epic Rap Battles of History: Hitler vs. Vader 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mufasa mentioned in lyrics
Saturday Night Live: Katy Perry/Robyn (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Best Friends" digital short
For a Good Time, Call... (2012)
Jesse holds up his dog, imitating the opening scene from the movie
Raising Hope: Tarot Cards (2012) (TV Episode)
Jimmy says, "Hakuna matata!"
Rob: The Baby Bug (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Hector.
That Fellow in the Coat: Top 10 Strangest/Most Annoying Academy Decisions (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a Disney animated feature that won in the Musical Categories in the '90s.
The River: Doctor Emmet Cole (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Gimme the Loot (2012)
Sophia likens a character to Timon.
Nostalgia Critic: Jungle 2 Jungle (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic defines Hakuna Matata
Hot in Cleveland: Everything Goes Better with Vampires (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mamie while playing charades
Grey's Anatomy: The Lion Sleeps Tonight (2012) (TV Episode)
Meredith calls a lion 'Simba'
The Avengers (2012)
Poster seen on time sqaure
The Finder: Voodoo Undo (2012) (TV Episode)
"circle of life"
Saturday Night Live: Eli Manning/Rihanna (2012) (TV Episode)
The "Hakuna matata" phrase is used in the "Fox and Friends" segment.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #8.228 (2012) (TV Episode)
Craig talks about the Circle of Life and Hakuna Matata
Welshy Reviews: Ozombie (2012) (TV Episode)
a Scar plushie is visible in Welshy's room.
AniMat's Reviews: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) (TV Episode)
AniMat says elements from Madagascar 2 were borrowed from this film such as the villain.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.95 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea refers to Chuy as the title character.
Welshy Reviews: Black Sheep (2012) (TV Episode)
Scar plushie visible in Welshy's room
Episodes: Episode Eight (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the conversation between Ellilot and Carol
Melissa & Joey: The Donor (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Haskell.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Brave (2012) (TV Episode)
Hewy says Brenda Chapman served as head of story for this movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Scooby-Doo (2012) (TV Episode)
"Is he transforming into Pumbaa?"
Bad Education: Parents' Evening (2012) (TV Episode)
Alfie refers to Mufasa's death.
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Referenced in Dracula's song at the end
The Nostalgia Chick: Reality Bites (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned offhand among the good things about 1994
Private Practice: Good Grief (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Violet
Saturday Night Live: Christina Applegate/Passion Pit (2012) (TV Episode)
Mufasa is mentioned in the "Hell-oween Ball" segment.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.34 (2012) (TV Episode)
Meredith Vieira says that her family played "The Circle of Life" from the film's soundtrack at their cat's funeral
Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (2012) (Video Game)
Simba, Pumbaa, Timon, & Zazu appear in the game; Scar makes a cameo as Mizrabel's ego.
Neil's Puppet Dreams: Doctor's Office (2012) (TV Episode)
Warthog exclaims, "Hakuna matata!"
AniMat's Reviews: Rise of the Guardians (2012) (TV Episode)
AniMat says Jack Frost reminds him too much of Simba during his adult life.
Last Man Standing: Circle of Life (2012) (TV Episode)
Boyd: "Like 'The Lion King'?"
EWTN Presents Bookmark: The One Thing Is Three: How the Most Holy Trinity Explains Everything (2013) (TV Episode)
Keck quips that Aquinas' "great circle of being" reminds him of The Lion King's "circle of life."
Sketchy: Disney/Star Wars Corporate Retreat (2013) (TV Episode)
Simba, Timmon, and Pumba appear.
20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
Some of the featured singers sang on "Circle of Life"
Linsanity (2013)
Lin shows off his beloved Lion King blanket.
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Finding Nemo surpassed this film as the highest grossing animated film of it's time.
Castle: Target (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by name
Suburgatory: T-Ball & Sympathy (2013) (TV Episode)
Mufasa mentioned
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (2013) (Video Game)
Simba appears as a summon
Supernatural: Goodbye Stranger (2013) (TV Episode)
Timon and Pumbaa mentioned
The Amazing Race: Scorpion King Hunter (2013) (TV Episode)
Chuck mentions the cartoon film
Cleaver Family Reunion (2013)
"Hakuna matata"
Double Rainboom (2013) (Short)
Zazu is one of Fluttershy's animal friends in a fantasy sequence.
The Big C: Quality of Death (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Bum Reviews: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) (TV Episode)
"Ah! A guy who looks like Scar from The Lion King!"
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.89 (2013) (TV Episode)
Ross mentions the movie by name.
Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male (2013) (TV Special)
Kumail mentions the urban legend that the word sex is written in the sky in one scene of the movie.
Sanders Shorts: Disney Pranks with Friends: Lion King Edition (2013) (TV Episode)
Thomas makes a prank inspired on the movie. He covers his sleeping friend's forehead with ketchup while saying "Simba..."
Baby Daddy: Test Anxiety (2013) (TV Episode)
''Hakuna matata." "The Lion King."
Graceland: Pawn (2013) (TV Episode)
Simba mentioned
Atop the Fourth Wall: Brute Force #4 (2013) (TV Episode)
"I threatened to make him watch The Lion King non-stop until he talked."
Brickleberry: Trailer Park (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2013) (Short)
The toddler, in the production credit, is wearing Simba slippers.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: The King and I (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat calls Kralahome a ripoff of Scar.
Saturday Night Live: Bruce Willis/Katy Perry (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Armageddon" spoof
Kendra on Top: The Big Bare (2013) (TV Episode)
Pat McAfee mentions the film
Pound Puppies: Lord of the Fleas (2013) (TV Episode)
The song "Papaya and Weasel" references "Hakuna Matata". Both songs have a theme of not worrying and living carefree in a jungle, and a younger animal who becomes friends with a pig-like creature and a tall burrowing mammal.
Buba Shel Medina: Episode #2.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Gil Riva asks Shlomo Scharf if he remembers when Simba's father died
The Crazy Ones: She's So European (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Kendra on Top: Pulling the Goalie (2013) (TV Episode)
Hank mentions "the circle of life" and then mentions the film
Mad: Mad's 100th Episode Special (2013) (TV Episode)
Rafiki was shown on the picture as the founder of the Bad Idea company.
Folkets främsta företrädare: Riksbanken (2013) (TV Episode)
"Circle of Life" is played over an image of a sunrise.
Brows Held High: Yeelen (2013) (TV Episode)
"Name an African film" and this poster appears, and "Circle of Life" plays
Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier (2013) (TV Movie)
Aladdin points out leaves "spelling something explicit," to which the Princess responds, "S - F - X?" referencing a commonly cited "hidden message" in The Lion King.
AniMat's Reviews: Frozen (2013) (TV Episode)
A Disney film that tries to be completely different.
Studio C: Episode #3.9 (2013) (TV Episode)
Scar appears in the "Bad Boy Rap" sketch.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: The Wild (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat says The Wild uses elements from this film.
How I Met Your Mother: Bass Player Wanted (2013) (TV Episode)
The Mother mentions the movie by name.
Bad Education: Christmas (2013) (TV Episode)
Fraser says, "nants ingonyama"
A Wonderful Country: Episode #11.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Isaias Afewerki asks Kitzis if he watched it
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Sarah and her boss reference and mention the film.
The Sugarcube Critic: Applebuck Season (2014) (TV Episode)
"...but you should be more careful of being crushed by the falling James Earl Jones characters."
The Big Bang Theory: The Convention Conundrum (2014) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions James Earl Jones as the voice of the Lion King's dad.
Intelligence: The Rescue (2014) (TV Episode)
"Hakuna matata"
Hollywood Game Night: Orange Is the New Game Night (2014) (TV Episode)
Craig Middleton mentions this movie by name as Lion King during the game I Love a Charade
Psych: Cog Blocked (2014) (TV Episode)
Gus asks the restaurant hostess if she has a reservation under the name of Simba or Zazu.
Projector: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) (TV Episode)
another family movie Rob Minkoff was involved with
Barbie: The Pearl Princess (2014) (Video)
Title Reference
Caddicarus: The Worst Game Ever Made (2014) (TV Episode)
Matthew Broderick as Simba is #6 on Caddy's "Oh, the complete and indescribable anguish!" list
South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014) (Video Game)
DVD with this movie can be found
Nostalgia Critic: Are You Sick of "Let It Go?" (2014) (TV Episode)
"It's like Hakuna Matana, but a million-bajillion times worse."
Nostalgia Critic: Alice in Wonderland (2014) (TV Episode)
"A beaver shall lead the way for the Bedknobs and Broomsticks kids and The Lion King."
AniMat's Reviews: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) (TV Episode)
The director of Mr. Peabody & Sherman also directed this film.
Buba Shel Layla: Episode #3.5 (2014) (TV Episode)
Nusbaum says Gustavo Boccoli masqueraded to Timon
Gintberg på kanten: DSB (2014) (TV Episode)
referenced by Jan
Music Movies: Cinderella (2014) (TV Episode)
to be reviewed next time
The Tomorrow People: Modus Vivendi (2014) (TV Episode)
"Hakuna matata" mentioned
Melissa & Joey: Born to Run (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mel and Joe.
Nostalgia Critic: The Swan Princess (2014) (TV Episode)
Critic talks about Swan Princess being rereleased when this movie came out
Caffeine Madness (2014) (Short)
The toddler, in the production credit, is wearing Simba slippers.
Veep: Clovis (2014) (TV Episode)
Selina thinks Ron Jeremy played Scar in the film.
Saturday Night Live: Andrew Garfield/Coldplay (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Celebrity Family Feud" sketch
The Best Ever!: The Best Ever! Studio EA Killed (2014) (TV Episode)
A photoshopped image from the film is shown.
Once Upon a Time: Snow Drifts (2014) (TV Episode)
Emma mentions "The Lion King" when Mary Margaret and David describe how royals are named in the Enchanted Forest.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dolly Parton/Taylor Kitsch (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy in the Mets Bucket Hat Guy sketch, and Jimmy sings part of a song
Last Comic Standing: Invitational 3 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike Lawrence does jokes about The Lion King
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dave Chappelle/Body Count (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy in his opening monologue
Honest Game Trailers: Final Fantasy VII (2014) (TV Episode)
Simba mentioned
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.105 (2014) (TV Episode)
Fortune mentions the movie by name.
Sex Tape (2014)
Hank has a painting of himself in a famous scene from this movie
The Strain: The Box (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Phelous & the Movies: Lion and the King: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Phelous points out all the various ways Lion and the King rips this movie off
Phelous & the Movies: Lion and the King: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Phelous points out all the blatant rip offs of this movie
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: High Adventure 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Ryan yells the beginning chant of the "Circle of Life".
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Top 10 90s Cartoons Intros (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster Shown when Hewy Discusses the films from the 90s.
The Chase: Episode #3.5 (2014) (TV Episode)
"Hakuna Matata" is the correct answer to the question of which song from "The Lion King" means "No Worries"
Graceland: The Ends (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Megan Fox/Nick Cannon/Wiz Khalifa (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy in his opening monologue
Violetta: Una decisión apresurada, una canción (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Do I Sound Gay? (2014)
Described as a film featuring a feminine villain
Hay que Hacer un Musical (2014) (Short)
Javi sings a part of "I Just can't wait to be King"
Please Like Me: Lapin a La Cocotte (2014) (TV Episode)
Josh mentions the song, "Hakuna Matata".
New Girl: The Last Wedding (2014) (TV Episode)
Jess says "my first crush on a Batman cake, but my first sexual feelings were about teenage Simba, because he's super hot."
What We Did on Our Holiday (2014)
Jess says that she learned about death through "Bambi's mum" and "Simba's dad."
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (2014) (Video Game)
Features a world based on this film
Studio C: Episode #5.1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the Disney cartoon mentor sketch
QI: Location, Location, Location (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned briefly.
Tosh.0: Kayak (2014) (TV Episode)
Picture of Simba seen
How It Should Have Ended: How the Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser Should Have Ended (2014) (TV Episode)
Ultron quotes the lyrics to 'Hakuna Matata'.
Svédská trojka: Zízala Challenge! (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned and quoted by Johnny Valda.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Bette Midler/Jim Gaffigan (2014) (TV Episode)
In the Dictionary segment, Jimmy refers to "The Circle of Life"
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Brian Shaw (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Song Styles"
Honest Game Trailers: Super Smash Bros (2014) (TV Episode)
"I laugh in the face of learning"
The Big Bang Theory: The Champagne Reflection (2014) (TV Episode)
Howard mentions the song, "Hakuna Matata".
Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods (2014)
When Panoramix is giving out the magic potion from the top of the building, Asterix is held by the Gauls like Kopa in the movie
Supernatural: Hibbing 911 (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Rude Tube: Massive Prankers (2014) (TV Episode)
Yousef wears a Lion King t-shirt.
Tell (2014)
Dialogue - No worries. Hakuna Matata
NCIS: Los Angeles: Reign Fall (2014) (TV Episode)
When Sam reveals he dressed up as a Walt Disney character, this movie was mentioned first and they guessed he would be Scar
Best Christmas Party Ever (2014) (TV Movie)
mentioned by Nick
Total Riff Off: Animals Behaving Badly (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Mommy, this isn't like 'Lion King' at all!"
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Aardman (2014) (TV Episode)
An animated film with the recognisable Disney style.
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: "Balto" R&T Part 5 (2015) (TV Episode)
A frame showing Scar's scared face after the Hyenas threatened him was used to compare to the faces characters on screen made.
Schitt's Creek: The Drip (2015) (TV Episode)
Alexis mentions the phrase "hakuna matata".
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #5.22 (2015) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still of Scar shown
Black Dynamite: The Wizard of Watts (2015) (TV Episode)
Raffiki makes a brief appearance.
Hollywood Hoax (2015)
The Lion King movie is mentioned.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Production Urban Legends (2015) (TV Episode)
Dusty "S-E-X" in the Sky gets an honorable mention.
Nostalgia Critic: Can Hype Kill a Good Movie? (2015) (TV Episode)
"Years ago, people were getting sick of seeing Lion King everywhere."
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Cats Don't Dance (2015) (TV Episode)
Hewy mentions the animated films from the Disney Renaissance at the time.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Goes Outside! (2015) (TV Episode)
Kimmy and Titus sing "Circle of Life."
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Gets a Job! (2015) (TV Episode)
Titus sings "Circle of Life."
iZombie: Pilot (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Last Man Standing: Restaurant Opening (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Vanessa
Animal Kingdom: Let's go Ape (2015)
Several scenes at the beginning of the movie closely mirror the first part of The Lion King (the showing of the heir in front of the king's subjects, the onscreen fast growth of the child, etc.).
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Cedric the Entertainer (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Greatest Hits"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Russell Crowe/Governor Chris Christie/Kenny Chesney (2015) (TV Episode)
In the Obama Expressions segment, Jimmy refers to the opening sequence as he shows a photo of Obama holding a baby in the air
Saturday Night Live: Reese Witherspoon/Florence + the Machine (2015) (TV Episode)
Mufasa referenced as a cat name during Whiskers R We sketch
The Royals: In My Heart There Was a Kind of Fighting (2015) (TV Episode)
Liam sings "I just can't wait to be king" at a bar
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jamie Foxx/Carla Gugino/Jamie Foxx feat. Kid Ink (2015) (TV Episode)
During the Wheel of Musical Impressions game, Jamie does an impression of Mick Jagger singing "Hakuna Matata"
El Show de Marquez & Montero and Company: Episode #1.3 (2015) (TV Episode)
In the "Interrogatorio" sketch, Scar is mentioned.
Me Him Her (2015)
Gabbi talks about there being a Circle of Life.
The Rezort (2015)
hakuna matata
The Syndicate: Episode #3.5 (2015) (TV Episode)
The Young Warthog song his sung
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: Baby Geniuses (2015) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Osmosis Jones (2015) (TV Episode)
"Chris Rock" mentions how this movie rips off Kimba the White Lion.
Do You Want to Catch a Villain? (2015) (Video)
The toddler, in the production credit, is wearing Simba slippers.
FlatOut Truth: Episode #1.2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Lawrence.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #6.24 (2015) (TV Episode)
Simba is the answer to a question
Atop the Fourth Wall: Pokémon Réburst, Chapter 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
"Damn it, Mufasa, just let the kid come too."
Geeks Who Drink: Rob Kazinsky vs. Dominic Monaghan (2015) (TV Episode)
listed as a theatrically released Disney animated film
Grey's Anatomy: Sledgehammer (2015) (TV Episode)
"Behold. Everything the light touches is yours."
Hell and Back (2015)
I'm surrounded by idiots
The Earth Is NOT a Ball... The Biggest Deception! (2015) (Video)
Mentioned by Darren and a still frame is shown.
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
The father-death scene.
Please Like Me: Coq Au Vin (2015) (TV Episode)
In Ella and Tom talking about Disney princesses, Nala is mentioned.
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid (2015) (TV Special)
Broadway show mentioned.
Pick Me!: Episode #1.22 (2015) (TV Episode)
Question subject.
Honest Game Trailers: Star Wars: Battlefront (2015) (TV Episode)
Mufasa mentioned
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Red and Blue (2015) (TV Episode)
'Kakuna Matata'
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #7.14 (2015) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
Five (2016)
When getting ready to shit on his neighbor's landing, Tim says "Hakuna matata!".
Midnight Screenings: Norm of the North (2016) (TV Episode)
"Maybe this script was originally about lions, but then they realized The Lion King was a movie!"
Dirty Grandpa (2016)
"Hakuna Matata" line of dialogue
Deadpool (2016)
"Hakuna his tatas"
Saturday Night Live: Ronda Rousey/Selena Gomez (2016) (TV Episode)
Mufasa mentioned and picture shown during D-Rap
The Earth Is Not... A Spinning Ball (2016) (Video)
Mentioned by Darren.
Nostalgia Critic: Tangled vs. Frozen (2016) (TV Episode)
"Nobody is comparing The Lion King to Aladdin."
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The 9-8 (2016) (TV Episode)
Jake and Charles mention the film.
Zootopia (2016)
One of the songs on Judy's MP3-Player is refering to "Can you feel the love tonight" from The Lion King.
Fuller House: Our Very First Show, Again (2016) (TV Episode)
Stephanie says, "Circle of life," and D.J. responds, "And there's Simba."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Nathan Lane/Keri Russell/Mary Lynn Rajskub (2016) (TV Episode)
"Hakuna Matata" is one of the categories in the Pyramid game with Nathan Lane
Myyntimies Jethro matkoilla: Afrikka (2016) (TV Episode)
Jethro mentions Timon and Pumba during the episode.
Saturday Night Live: Ariana Grande (2016) (TV Episode)
Opening lines of 'Circle of life' sung in Mermaids sketch
Keanu (2016)
Mentioned as one of Hi-C's favorite cartoons.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.39 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as the 1994 animated movie in which Mufasa and Nala are characters during David's Cash Builder round.
Saturday Night Live: Peter Dinklage/Gwen Stefani (2016) (TV Episode)
Elton John's song Can You Feel the Love Tonight is reference during Weekend Update
The Jungle Book (2016)
Warthog and meerkat buddies, a buffalo stampede, main villain throws Akeela to his death and later takes his place in the pack.
The Simpsons: How Lisa Got Her Marge Back (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Lisa's "Don't Rain on My Parade" number
Honest Trailers: The Jungle Book (1967) (2016) (TV Episode)
Scar mentioned
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Kidnaps Gretchen! (2016) (TV Episode)
Titus and Mikey discuss the film at length. Especially the characters of Timon and Pumpaa.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Paul Rudd/Hugh Dancy/Jack Whitehall (2016) (TV Episode)
Jack Whitehall talks about the movie during his stand-up routine
Nostalgia Critic: Is This the Best Batman Movie? (2016) (TV Episode)
among early '90s animated films to integrate CGI
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Dumbest Mistake (2016) (TV Episode)
Craig mentions the movie by name.
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #1.7 (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Petr Rychlý
Atop the Fourth Wall: Comic Book Quickies #6 (2016) (TV Episode)
"...trying to sell Pumbaa as an action star."
500 Questions: Episode #2.4 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Animated Films" category
500 Questions: Episode #2.5 (2016) (TV Episode)
incorrect answer in "Composers" category
Mickey Mouse: No Reservations (2016) (TV Episode)
PUMBAA in Graffiti can be seen in the alleyway.
Honest Trailers: Zootopia (2016) (TV Episode)
"Mayor Mufasa".
JonTron: Disney Bootlegs (2016) (TV Episode)
Jon has created Bootleg Mufasa and Bootleg Zazu.
The Ideal (2016)
Octave offers Lena to watch this movie.
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
The stampede of wildebeest.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Taylor Schilling/Simon Pegg/Maren Morris/Atom Willard (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the segment A Closer Look
One Hit Wonderland: "I Love You Always Forever" by Donna Lewis (2016) (TV Episode)
Todd says "At the Beginning" was the "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" of Anastasia.
Difficult People: Patches (2016) (TV Episode)
Marilyn mentions the film
Nostalgia Critic: Teddy Ruxpin: The Live Action Series (2016) (TV Episode)
the Critic imitates the purple monster, implying he sounds slightly like Pumbaa, and says, "Hey, Timon, we're on another forced royal plotline again!"
I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: The (Not Disney) Collection (2016) (TV Episode)
Alex Bolton mentions Mufasa.
The Fosters: New York (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Everyday Heroes (2016)
Charles and Jason sing Hakuna Matata halfway through the movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Is Nightmare Before Christmas Really THAT Great? (2016) (TV Episode)
among Nightmare's competition
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: John Goodman/Lin-Manuel Miranda/Empire of the Sun (2016) (TV Episode)
Reference in the Pros and Cons segment
The Good Place: What We Owe to Each Other (2016) (TV Episode)
Jianyu mentions the movie by name.
Sync (2016)
Actor show doing the voice of Scar.
Deep It (2016) (Short)
Timon and Pumba were mentioned in dialogue.
2 Broke Girls: And the Rom-Commie (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Earl.
StarTalk: Jeremy Irons (2016) (TV Episode)
Jeremy Irons talks about playing Scar in the movie
Nostalgia Critic: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) (TV Episode)
Nostalgia Critic and Black Nerd do a Timon and Pumbaa Impression.
Jeopardy!: 2016 Teen Tournament Quarterfinal Game 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Name the Disney Movie" category
Tähdet, tähdet: Elokuvamusiikki (2016) (TV Episode)
Episode features a short discussion about the film. Also a performance of a song from the film.
Disneycember: The Lion King 1 1/2 (2016) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Nostalgia Critic: Battle of the Commercials (2016) (TV Episode)
part of Malcolm's chant is taken from Rafiki's
Honest Trailers: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Fall (2016) (TV Episode)
Lorelai toasts: "To the circle of life!"
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Summer (2016) (TV Episode)
Babette says, "Simba, you've been dethroned."
Studio C: Episode #7.9 (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the grail knights sketch
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 7 December 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Owen recites a passage from the movie.
Please Like Me: Souvlaki (2016) (TV Episode)
Josh mentions listening to the movie soundtrack.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.69 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "The Oscar Winner's Movie" category
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #9.8 (2016) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
The Royals: Born to Set It Right (2017) (TV Episode)
Robert calls his uncle Cyrus Scar
Sanders Sides: The Dark Side of Disney (2017) (TV Episode)
The episode references positive and creepy messages provided by various Disney movies.
Honest Trailers: Shrek (2017) (TV Episode)
Still is shown
Cinematic Excrement: Norm of the North (2017) (TV Episode)
"Look Norm, everything the light touches is our kingdom."
Flutter Green: The Final Chapter. Part 1: Beginning of the End (2017) (Short)
Simba is shown on the Money box.
The Oscars (2017) (TV Special)
Jimmy Kimmel makes a reference to the movie.
Le Van: Episode #1.8 (2017) (TV Episode)
soundtrack from
Expedition Unknown: Africa's Cursed Lake of Gold (2017) (TV Episode)
The Eleven Little Roosters: Mission Critical (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (2017) (Video Game)
Features a world based on this film
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Adam Levine/Josh Gad/Maroon 5 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy Fallon as he sings "Circle of Life"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jake Gyllenhaal/Paris Jackson/Julia Michaels (2017) (TV Episode)
Paris Jackson mentions that the soundtrack was her first CD
Mixxxer Show: Youtuber Artix (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Artix.
The Magicians: Ramifications (2017) (TV Episode)
Josh says there is an earthly king with the philosophy "Hakuna Matata"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Chris Rock/Andy Cohen/Phoenix (2017) (TV Episode)
Simba is mentioned in the monologue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Paul Giamatti/Gisele Bündchen/Pete Lee (2017) (TV Episode)
Jimmy refers to the movie while interviewing Gisele Bündchen
Veep: Qatar (2017) (TV Episode)
Selina's team tell her that animals like Timon in the film have damaged the engine of her airplane.
I Hate Everything: I Hate Sing (2016) (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster shown as an example of an animated film that has great songs and is emotional on a very deep level.
Honest Trailers: Catwoman (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Honest Trailers: Cars & Cars 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
"They call me Mr. Pig!"
Fish Combo Federation: Interview & Time Trial - Pumba (2017) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced; The lead character has the same name as one of the characters
Um Tio Quase Perfeito (2017)
Tony mention lion king
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ethan Hawke/Lorde/Allan Peterkin & Russell Cordeiro (2017) (TV Episode)
"Hakuna matata" is mentioned in the monologue
Svédská trojka: Datluv toaletní papír! (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny Valda.
Australian Survivor: Episode #2.2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Adam says "Hakuna matata" to Henry before they face each other in the Reward Challenge.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #10.15 (2017) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
Australian Survivor: Episode #2.12 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by AK when he compares the Asaga camp to Pride Rock.
Beat Shazam: Episode #1.13 (2017) (TV Episode)
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" is identified as being from the film
The Ben Shapiro Show: Hillary's Big Blame Game (2017) (TV Episode)
Ben lists the movies (including this one) made during what he calls "Disney's third wave".
Will & Grace: 11 Years Later (2017) (TV Episode)
Grace mentions the film
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Big House Pt. 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Jake acts out the plot of "The Lion King" while in solitary.
Spielberg (2017) (TV Movie)
Mentioned on cover of Time Magazine.
Studio C: Episode #8.4 (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the interrogation sketch
I Am Katrina (2017) (Video)
Markus Dupree tells Katrina she's like Nala, Simba's wife
The Rubin Report: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (2017) (TV Episode)
Jordan Peterson mentions the movie.
Saturday Night Live: Tiffany Haddish/Taylor Swift (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Lion King auditions sketch.
Stan Against Evil: Hex Marks the Tot (2017) (TV Episode)
Stan says "hakuna matata"
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Fatwa! (2017) (TV Episode)
Stage musical mentioned by Lin-Manuel.
Thatcher Joe Vlogs: We Were Chased in a Haunted Village! (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned and quoted by Joe Sugg.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #11.18 (2018) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
Eighth Grade (2018)
Song play list on computer has "Circle of Life" and photo.
Black Panther (2018)
T'Challa seeing his father in the afterlife pay tributes to this movie's scene of Simba meeting his dead father.
Thatcher Joe: Strip or Sweat Bulls**t (2018) (TV Episode)
Drag Race Thailand: Power of Love (2018) (TV Episode)
The contestants say Angeles Carubio's blacklight photoshoot look is very Lion King.
The Cinema Snob: Marci X (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
9-1-1: Full Moon (Creepy AF) (2018) (TV Episode)
Evan references Elton John's Circle of Life song
Saturday Night Live: Sterling K. Brown/James Bay (2018) (TV Episode)
"Circle of Life" referenced during Black Panther deleted scene sketch.
Nostalgia Critic: The Jungle Book (2016) (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Man with a Plan: April Fools (2018) (TV Episode)
Adam asks Andi why she doesn't like pranks but loves The Lion King, to which Andi responses that he is no Mufasa
Modern Family: CHiPs and Salsa (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Deadpool 2 (2018)
Mentioned as a family film with a tragic death.
How It Should Have Ended: How Black Panther Should Have Ended (2018) (TV Episode)
T'Challa encounter's Mufasa's spirit in the ancestral plane.
Carter: The Astronaut & The Lion King (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Mindy Kaling/Andy Cohen/Lil Pump (2018) (TV Episode)
"Hakuna matata" is mentioned in the monologue
Honest Trailers: Every Christopher Nolan Movie (2018) (TV Episode)
Title seen in screenshot
Hotel Artemis (2018)
Acapulco: "Hakuna matata."
The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan: Ethiopia (2018) (TV Episode)
Romesh references the movie and spoofs the famous baby raising scene from the end.
Drunk History: The Middle Ages (2018) (TV Episode)
Shaun says that Genghis Khan's ascension to leader was a Lion King moment.
Claws: Til Death (2018) (TV Episode)
Clint and Uncle Daddy talk about the circle of life and hakuna matada.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Jasmine's Song and Mulan's No Songs (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Honest Trailers: Deadpool 2 (2018) (TV Episode)
Title seen in screenshot
Paradise PD: Meet the Jabowskis (2018) (TV Episode)
Chief Crawford denies Gina's request to visit Africa, stating that he'd never let his best cop "Hakuna Matata off on an African safari."
MsMojo: Top 10 Deleted Disney Songs You Need to Hear (2018) (TV Episode)
"To Be King" is #7.
Upstart Crow: Wild Laughter in the Throat of Death (2018) (TV Episode)
Lucy mentions Mufasa and Simba
South Park: Dead Kids (2018) (TV Episode)
Cartman mentions it
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Remembering Will Vinton (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumbaa and Scar appear in Oh My Disney.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Atlantic Rim (2018) (TV Episode)
Tom: "I wanted to go see 'The Lion King,' but you just had to see the ocean."
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Legos & Lions (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Remembering Stephen Hillenburg (2018) (TV Episode)
Mat brings up this film's musical adaptation as an example of a successful one.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney & Pixar Plot Lines That Almost Happened (2018) (TV Episode)
Foster Dad Scar is #4.
The Big Bang Theory: The VCR Illumination (2018) (TV Episode)
Leonard mentions the movie by name.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #13.4 (2018) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
Take My Brother Away: Episode 12 (2018) (TV Episode)
Xing says "Hakuna Matata."
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Grover Said WHAT?!? (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
Mickey Mouse: Safari, So Good (2019) (TV Episode)
References to the songs "Circle of Life" and "I Just Can't Wait to be King" are featured in this episode.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: John Lasseter's Failed Comeback (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up as a film Disney released in 4K.
The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
Lance says Alex is too big to be the Lion King.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Bells of Disney Reboots (2019) (TV Episode)
Mat says the soundtrack of The Hunchback of Notre Dame is on par with this film's.
Kingdom Hearts III (2019) (Video Game)
Seen in Sora's memory fragments at the Station of Awakening. Simba appears as a Link (Summon).
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Sliding Van Doors (2019) (TV Episode)
Titus talks about his audition for the musical version. Timon and Pumbaa mentioned.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Says Bye! (2019) (TV Episode)
Titus performs "The Circle of Life."
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: You Win Some, You Lose Some (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
The Umbrella Academy: We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals (2019) (TV Episode)
What else is there to say? The circle of life
Total Dhamaal (2019)
Lion cub in the zoo is called Simba and has a father.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Banana Splits are Evil!!! (2019) (TV Episode)
Mat brings up how DreamWorks was started after this film came out.
The Flash: King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd (2019) (TV Episode)
After King Shark defeats Grodd, Barry declares "Long live the King"
Wonder Park (2019)
Greta the Warthog resembles Pumbaa.
NCIS: Los Angeles: Till Death Do Us Part (2019) (TV Episode)
Mandy mentions that this is like the circle of life as in the Lion King when Mustafa dies and Simba keeps trying to wake him up
Thomas and My Little Pony: The Movie (2019) (TV Movie)
Thomas - "Long live the king".
Sydney to the Max: The Ly'in King (2019) (TV Episode)
Title reference
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Disney Domination Week (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
Show Offs: The First Pizza Delivery Boy (2019) (TV Episode)
Jake: "Slimy, yet satisfying"
Veep: South Carolina (2019) (TV Episode)
Selina plans to display Little Richard like Mufasa does with Simba.
Nostalgia Critic: Stuart Little (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Nostalgia Critic: Balto II: Wolf Quest (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Modern Family: A Year of Birthdays (2019) (TV Episode)
Mitch and Cam introduce the twins with the circle of life song
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)
Poster for the musical based on this TV show seen in Times Square
Show Offs: No Service in Knownstown (2019) (TV Episode)
Casey: "It's kind of like if 'The Lion King' and 'The King and I' had a baby with Stephen King."
Claws: Muscle & Flow (2019) (TV Episode)
Uncle Daddy and Bryce talk about the circle of life.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Trolls: Infinity Strings (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
Nostalgia Critic: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Men Behaving Badly: The Truth About Cats and Ducks (TV Episode)
Jamie mentions the Circle of Life and Hakuna Matata
Guys Night Out
The guys talk about a supposed subliminal message in the film

Featured in 

Elton John: Can You Feel the Love Tonight (1994) (Video)
clips shown
The Making of 'The Lion King' (1994) (TV Movie)
Footage shown and talked about.
Elton John: Circle of Life (1994) (Video)
clips shown
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Løvernes konge (1994) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Circle of Life (1994) (Video)
Features the main song "Circle of Life" as well as "I Just Can't Wait To Be King"
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) (TV Special)
1995 MTV Movie Awards (1995) (TV Special)
Jeremy Irons is nominated for "Best Villain" and Elton John's "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" is nominated for "Best Song from a Movie"
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zero to Hero (1997) (Video)
Musical number "Circle of Life"
The Making of 'Hercules' (1997) (Video)
The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure (2000) (Video Game)
Clips were shown as cutscenes.
Disney Through the Decades (2001) (Video)
The Story Behind the Story (2002) (Video)
Footage shown as the host gives a summary of the story
Troldspejlet: Episode #30.7 (2003) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV Movie)
Behind the Legend: Timon (2004) (Video)
In the beginning, that's what is featured, a montage of Timon in The Lion King.
Broadway: The American Musical (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Featured in Episode Six
Broadway: The American Musical: Putting It Together: 1980-Present (2004) (TV Episode)
A clip from the movie is shown.
The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV Movie)
number 94
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Once Upon a Halloween (2005) (Video)
Clips of Scar and the hyenas shown.
The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
That Fellow in the Coat: The Top 11 Greatest Disney Songs (2008) (TV Episode)
"The Circle of Life" is at the #3 spot.
Nostalgia Critic: Pokemon the Movie (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Special)
The Lion King is the #4 animated film.
The Daily Show: Evan Bayh (2008) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Saddest Nostalgic Moments (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown during the #1 spot, which is every Disney film ever made.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Disney Villains (2008) (TV Episode)
Scar is at the number 9 spot.
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Clips featured during James Earl Jones tribute.
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)
Clip of Zazu singing "It's A Small World After All".
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Fantasia 2000 (2009) (TV Episode)
Roushutsu says the Flamingo segment reminds her of the song "Just Can't Wait to Be King", clip shown
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Black Cauldron (2009) (TV Episode)
Hewy says the Horned King can't be as bad as Scar
Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
Behind-the scenes footage and clips shown
The Nostalgia Chick: Disney Princess (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 7 (2009) (TV Episode)
One of the Disney films released during the Disney Renaissance. Clip briefly shown.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 10 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mulan didn't make as much money as this Disney film. Clip briefly shown as one of the films of the Disney Renaissance.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 12 (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat says the caribou stampede scene in Brother Bear reminded him of the wildebeest stampede scene in this film. Clip briefly shown.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 8 (2010) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 14 (2010) (TV Episode)
Number 3 in the top 10 Disney films.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Villain Songs (2010) (TV Episode)
#3 is "Be Prepared"
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
clip shown during In Memoriam montage
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
"Homage or Stealing" segment.
Animation Lookback: Top 10 Disney Sidekicks (2010) (TV Episode)
Timon and Pumbaa are ranked at number 5.
Nostalgia Critic: The Next Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuckups (2010) (TV Episode)
Scar's musical number is recalled
Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time (2011) (TV Special)
The Lion King is the #1 Best Animated Film.
The Nostalgia Teen: The Rugrats Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips of Mufasa and Scar used
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Swan Princess (2011) (TV Episode)
Hewy imagines what "The Lion King" would have been like if John Cleese had decided to play Zazu
Breakfast: Episode dated 12 July 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown from Hans Zimmer's early work.
Nostalgia Critic: James and the Giant Peach (2011) (TV Episode)
Mufasa disappears via rhino, in relation to James' parents.
Breakfast: Episode dated 13 September 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guest Sir Tim Rice.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Opening Scenes (2011) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Chick: The Lion King (in 3D!) (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cinema Cats (2011) (TV Episode)
Simba takes #1
Animenia: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown,
The Nostalgia Chick: Top Ten Disney Deaths (2011) (TV Episode)
"Bambi is like The Lion King if The Lion King didn't have a plot." Plus, Scar's death is recalled.
Some Jerk with a Camera: It's a Small World Holiday: Part One (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of Scar hating the "It's a Small World" song lyrics is shown.
Disneycember: The Lion King (2012) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Disney Films (2012) (TV Episode)
The Lion King is #2.
Animation Lookback: Top 5 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2011 (2012) (TV Episode)
3D re-release is given an honorable mention.
Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 5 (2012) (TV Episode)
Don Bluth is said to be one of the people responsible for the Disney Renaissance. Clip briefly shown as one of the films during the Renaissance
The Blockbuster Buster: Tarzan & the Lost City (2012) (TV Episode)
clip is shown
Animenia: Pokemon: The First Movie (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Brows Held High: Tromeo & Juliet (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned as being a Hamlet adaptation
Toasted TV: Episode #8.360 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Disney Songs (2013) (TV Episode)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight is #2.
The Nostalgia Chick: Nostalgia Chick & Rantasmo: Disney Needs More Gay (2013) (TV Episode)
Scar is analyzed as having potential gay qualities
Nostalgia Critic: What's with the Princess Hate? (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Count It Down: Greatest Animated Movie Characters (2013) (TV Special)
Simba is #15.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Paused Movie Moments (2013) (TV Episode)
Disney Debauchery is #4.
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Scores (2013) (TV Episode)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Disney Villains (2013) (TV Episode)
Scar is #1.
Renegade Cut: Shakespeare in the Lion King (2013) (TV Episode)
This movie is the subject of Leon's analysis
Nostalgia Critic: Has CGI Gone Too Far? (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown when discussing 2D animated films
WatchMojo: Top 10 Saddest Cartoon Movie Moments (2013) (TV Episode)
The moment when Mufasa dies is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Kings (2013) (TV Episode)
Mufasa is #2. Simba gets an honorable mention.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
WatchMojo: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Songs (2014) (TV Episode)
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" by Elton John is #4.
Honest Trailers: Frozen (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
The Know's Top 10s: Top 5 Mario Enemies (2014) (TV Episode)
Music from the movie is heard.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: "Pompeii" by Bastille (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of the 1990s (2014) (TV Episode)
The Lion King gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Disney Villain Songs (2014) (TV Episode)
Be Prepared is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Saddest Animal Deaths in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The death of Mufasa is #1.
Nostalgia Critic: What You Never Knew About Roger Rabbit (2014) (TV Episode)
Critic points out the clouds that supposidly spell out "Sex"
WatchMojo: Top 10 Modern Disney Animated Characters (2014) (TV Episode)
Simba is #3.
Music Movies: The Lion King (2014) (TV Episode)
movie and songs are reviewed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Opening Scenes in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Circle of Life is #3.
Brows Held High: Anonymous (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Darkest and Scariest Disney Moments (2014) (TV Episode)
The moment when Scar betrays and murders Mufasa is #1.
Honest Trailers: The Lion King (2014) (TV Episode)
Film trailer used
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cutest Animated Couples in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Simba & Nala are #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Beautiful Animated Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Lion King gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cartoon Deaths in Film (2014) (TV Episode)
The death of Mufasa is #2.
Nostalgia Critic: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2014) (TV Episode)
Critic can't believe the same company that made this also made Princess Diaries 2
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cartoon Best Friends in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Timon & Pumbaa are #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Iconic Shots in American Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Raising Simba is #6.
Rude Tube: Bad Ass Beasts (2014) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Fights on Mountains and Cliffs (2014) (TV Episode)
Battle Royal is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sibling Rivalries in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The sibling rivalry between Mufasa & Scar is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Father and Son Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Lion King gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies: 1990s (2015) (TV Episode)
The Lion King is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies: All Time (2015) (TV Episode)
The Lion King is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Terrifying Deaths in Disney Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
The death of Scar is #9.
Lost in Adaptation: The Wizard of Oz (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie NOOOOOOs (2015) (TV Episode)
Simba is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Sidekicks (2015) (TV Episode)
Timon & Pumbaa get an honorable mention.
Stuff You Like: 118: The Lion King (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animal vs. Animal Attack Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
Simba vs. Scar is #2.
Cinematic Excrement: Jupiter Ascending (2015) (TV Episode)
The clip of Timon saying "And everybody's okay with this? DID I MISS SOMETHING!" is used.
Honest Trailers: Peter Pan (1953) (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Disney Villain Henchmen (2015) (TV Episode)
Shenzi, Banzai & Ed are #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Evil Villain Plans in Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Scar's plan to take the throne gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies to Watch as a Family (2015) (TV Episode)
The Lion King is #2.
The Nation's Favourite Disney Song (2015) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Movie Creatures (2016) (TV Episode)
Timon & Pumbaa are #2.
Life, Animated (2016)
One of the films Owen watches to help process the world.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Couples (2016) (TV Episode)
Simba & Nala are #9.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Love Songs (2016) (TV Episode)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Theme Songs - Part 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
"Circle of Life" by Elton John gets an honorable mention.
Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special (2016) (TV Movie)
MsMojo: Top 10 Instrumental Disney Songs (2016) (TV Episode)
This Land is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Disney Showdowns (2016) (TV Episode)
The showdown between Simba and Scar is #1.
Greatest Animated Movies (2016) (TV Movie)
Number 7 in the countdown
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Princes (2016) (TV Episode)
Simba is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Rewatchable Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
The Lion King is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest Disney Characters (2016) (TV Episode)
Timon & Pumbaa are #3.
Nostalgia Critic: Blade (2016) (TV Episode)
recalling dramatic "No!" moments in films
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Villain Names in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Scar gets an honorable mention.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 P#$$ies in Video Games (2016) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Honest Trailers: Zootopia (2016) (TV Episode)
Seen during the ending.
MsMojo: Top 10 Underrated Female Disney Characters (2016) (TV Episode)
Nala is #7.
Svédská trojka: Prdelotvírák! (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip with a laughing hyena was shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Satisfying Villain Deaths in Disney Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
The death of Scar is #3.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: the Top 10 Worst Animated Disney Songs (2016) (TV Episode)
"the Morning Report" takes #7; in the Special Edition of this movie
Nostalgia Critic: Does PG Mean Anything Anymore? (2016) (TV Episode)
a G-rated movie that handled its content too well to avoid the PG
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Fight Scenes in Animated Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
They Call Me Mr. Pig! gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Romantic Disney Kisses (2016) (TV Episode)
The kiss between Nala & Simba is #8.
MsMojo: Top 10 Awesome Disney Sidekicks (2016) (TV Episode)
Timon & Pumbaa are #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Badass Staff Wielding Characters (2016) (TV Episode)
Rafiki is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hidden Themes in Movies You Totally Missed as a Kid (2016) (TV Episode)
Bow Chicka Wow Wow is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies You Didn't Know Borrowed from Shakespeare (2016) (TV Episode)
The Lion King, which borrowed from "Hamlet", is #1.
MsMojo: Top Ten Inspirational Disney Quotes to Live By (2016) (TV Episode)
You Can Either Run from it or Learn from It is #3.
Disneycember: The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie are shown
MsMojo: Top 10 Amazing Disney Duets (2016) (TV Episode)
"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" is #3.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Songs that Get You Pumped (2017) (TV Episode)
"I Just Can't Wait to Be King" is #4.
MsMojo: Top 10 Underrated Male Disney Characters (2017) (TV Episode)
Zazu is #4.
MsMojo: Top 10 Cutest Disney Baby Animals (2017) (TV Episode)
Simba is #1.
Nostalgia Critic: What Happened to Great Disney Villains? (2017) (TV Episode)
remembering Scar
MsMojo: Top 10 Heartwarming Movie Messages (2017) (TV Episode)
The #6 heartwarming movie message is "You can either run from the past or learn from it."
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Moments that Made us Happy Cry (2017) (TV Episode)
The moment when Simba takes his place in the circle of life is #2.
Honest Trailers: Moana (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Primates (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Should Bad Singers Be Dubbed? (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown when a actor is dubbed when singing
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney and Pixar Female Role Models (2017) (TV Episode)
Nala is #10.
MsMojo: Top 10 Funniest Animated Disney Villains (2017) (TV Episode)
Scar is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Hans Zimmer Scores (2017) (TV Episode)
The score for The Lion King is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Are Iconic to 90s Kids (2017) (TV Episode)
The Lion King is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Evil Cartoon Traitors (2017) (TV Episode)
Scar is #1.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Moments That Made Us Ugly Cry (2017) (TV Episode)
The moment when Mufasa dies is #1.
Elton John: The Nation's Favourite Song (2017) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies Accused of Plagiarism (2017) (TV Episode)
The Lion King is #9.
MsMojo: Top 10 Darkest Disney Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The Lion King is #5.
Top 5 Best/Worst: Top 5 Best Disney Animated Movie Villains (2018) (TV Episode)
Scar is number 2 on the list
How to Get Respect Without Being a Bully: Jordan Peterson (2018) (Video)
Clips are shown. Archive footage shows Jordan Peterson discussing the movie.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disturbing Disney Film Realizations (2018) (TV Episode)
The question of whether Nala was Simba's half-sister is #4.
MsMojo: Top 10 Greatest Disney Ensemble Casts (2018) (TV Episode)
The cast of The Lion King is #2.
Top 5 Best/Worst: Top 5 Best Disney Animated Movie Songs (2018) (TV Episode)
"Circle of Life" is ranked number 1 for Best Disney Animated Movie Song
MsMojo: Top 10 Creepy/Dark Songs from Animated Kids' Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
"Be Prepared" is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Famous Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
The idea that S-E-X can be seen in the sky in The Lion King is #1.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Characters That Stole the Show (2018) (TV Episode)
Timon & Pumbaa are #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Movie Plot Holes You Never Noticed (2018) (TV Episode)
The #9 Disney movie plot hole is: Why doesn't Scar kill Simba?
Honest Trailers: Honest Trailers (Written by a Robot) (2018) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Universes That You Didn't Know Were Linked (2018) (TV Episode)
The Disney Universe is #5.
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Disney Dads of All Time (2018) (TV Episode)
Mufasa is #1.
MsMojo: Top 10 Saddest Disney Deaths (2018) (TV Episode)
The death of Mufasa is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Iconic Movie Death Scenes (2018) (TV Episode)
Mufasa is #6.
MsMojo: Top 10 Funniest Disney Insults & Comebacks (2018) (TV Episode)
The #1 Disney insult is "I'm Surrounded by Idiots."
Nostalgia Critic: Freddy Got Fingered (2018) (TV Episode)
Jim's screaming is played over the beginning of Circle of Life.
MsMojo: Top 10 Animated Movie Deaths You Didn't See Coming (2018) (TV Episode)
The death of Mufasa is #4.
MsMojo: Top 10 Uses of Foreshadowing in Disney Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
"The Sun Will Set on My Time Here..." is #6.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Relatable Disney Villains (2018) (TV Episode)
Scar is #7.
ReMastered: The Lion's Share (2018) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
MsMojo: Top 10 Worst Things Done by Disney Villains (2018) (TV Episode)
Scar committing fratricide is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies that Ripped Off Anime (2019) (TV Episode)
The Lion King is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Animated Movies You Should See at Least Once (2019) (TV Episode)
The Lion King is #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Bravest Animated Disney Characters (2019) (TV Episode)
Simba gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Most Paused Movie Moments (2019) (TV Episode)
Disney Debauchery is #4.
The Oscars® Are Officially No Longer the Oscars® (2019) (Video)
Atheism-Is-Unstoppable plays a brief bit of the opening scene.
MsMojo: Top 10 Cutest Disney Animal Couples (2019) (TV Episode)
Simba & Nala are #2.
Nostalgia Critic: Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz (2019) (TV Episode)
A clip from the movie is used
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Epic Disney Villain Lines (2019) (TV Episode)
The #2 epic Disney villain line is "Long live the king."
MsMojo: Top 10 Disney Movies That Break the 4th Wall (2019) (TV Episode)
The Lion King is #5.
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Disney Moms of All Time (2019) (TV Episode)
Sarabi gets an honorable mention.
There's Something About Movies: Episode #1.3 (2019) (TV Episode)
Clip shown, the movie is also discussed and it's one of the questions.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Opening Scenes in Animated Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
Circle of Life is #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Ultimate Disney Betrayals (2019) (TV Episode)
"Long Live the King" is #1.
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: The Lion King (2019) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie are shown


Enter the Dragon (1973)
Rafiki's movements and sounds when he fights the hyenas are like Bruce Lee's in the underground lair sequence.

Spoofed in 

The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995) (TV Special)
The Critic: From Chunk to Hunk (1995) (TV Episode)
Jay reviews Howard Stern in Disney's "The Cockroach King"
The Simpsons: 'Round Springfield (1995) (TV Episode)
When Lisa sees Bleeding Gums in the sky, Mufasa from the Lion King also appears and says "You must avenge my death Kimba... I mean Simba" refering to the Lion King - Kimba white lion controversy
Pocahontas (1995)
Towards the end of Colors of the Wind, Pocahontas and John walk and stand onto a Pride Rock-like cliff.
Earthworm Jim 2 (1995) (Video Game)
One of the levels in this game is called "The Flyin' King"
Timon & Pumbaa: Wide Awake in Wonderland/Zazu's Off-By-One Day (1996) (TV Episode)
The scene where Zazu finds out that he hadn't counted himself in the census parodies the scene where Simba finds out that Mufasa lives in him.
Pinky and the Brain: Brain's Song (1996) (TV Episode)
A parody of Mufasa's death scene is shown.
George of the Jungle (1997)
The ending scene of George holding his son on top of a cliff is a direct spoof of Rafiki holding Simba on top of a cliff at the beginning of the 1994 animated film.
Student Bodies: Valentine's Day (1998) (TV Episode)
In the Love King cartoon sequence, Chris is held up by Rafiki in the same manner as Simba.
The PJs: Hangin' with Mr. Super (1999) (TV Episode)
When Thurgood shows Calvin the city he says "Some day son this will all be yours" and Calvin says "What about that dark place?" and Thurgood replies "No not the dark place stay away from the dark place".
South Park: A Very Crappy Christmas (2000) (TV Episode)
mr. hankey the christmas poo sings a song about the circle of poo to his son reminiscent of the lion king's circle of life
Shrek (2001)
The scene where Shrek and Donkey talk about the orges from the past while looking at the stars is similar to where Mufasa tells Simba about the kings of the past.
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)
A lion in the clouds appears to give Chosen One advice and the background is also from this movie.
Ice Age (2002)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
In one of the trailers, Rafiki is holding Stitch at Pride Rock.
Reign of Fire (2002)
George of the Jungle 2 (2003) (Video)
There's a scene in which the Lion proclaims himself King of the jungle and the background is just like the Lion King's
Brother Bear (2003)
the caribou stampede at beginning is played as a gag
DinoHand Triumphant (2003) (Short)
The final scene parodies the finale of the Disney film.
The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (2004) (Video)
Numerous plays on scenes and dialogue from the original film. Timon's mother tells him "Everything the light touches...belongs to someone else." Thus spoofing Mufasa's similar speech to Simba.
South Park: Woodland Critter Christmas (2004) (TV Episode)
The mountain lion's cubs mourn for her after shes died in exactly the same way as Simba did for his dad in this film.
Kim Possible: So the Drama (2005) (TV Movie)
end battle scene
Leo the Lion (2005) (Video)
The nazi march with the elephants is similar to Be Prepared.
Chicken Little (2005)
A false beginning uses the opening notes of Circle of Life and a very similar sunrise.
Dieter (2006) (TV Movie)
Short parody of the Birth-scene of Simba in it
The Wild (2006)
parodies many of the events that happened in The Lion King The wildebeest stampede and Samson hanging off the edge of cliff are two examples.
Jekyll: Episode #1.1 (2007) (TV Episode)
Hyde jokes about
They Can't Help it If They're Cute, They're Just Drawn That Way (2007) (Video)
Spoofed in "The Tiger Prince" clip
Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World: It's Raining Pussy (2007) (TV Episode)
Pussy watches a movie which resembles the Lion King, but with Mufasa killing Rafiki.
Drawn Together: Lost in Parking Space: Part Two (2007) (TV Episode)
The song and the scene that Xandir and the hobos performed were similar to the Hakuna Matata song and scene.
American Dad!: The Most Adequate Christmas Ever (2007) (TV Episode)
A spoof of Rafiki is shown helping Francine to give birth and then marking the baby's forehead
Catcher: Cat City 2 (2007)
in a small visual joke the Pride Rock can be seen in the jungle
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
It is one of the "sweded" movies. Also, video case is shown.
Modern Family: Pilot (2009) (TV Episode)
Cameron stages the presentation of his and Mitchell's baby like in The Lion King.
Nostalgia Critic: Congo (2009) (TV Episode)
Opening theme spoofed.
The Simpsons: Angry Dad: The Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
A "The Lyin' King" poster hangs at the Nickel 'n' Dime Animation Studio office.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay shows a fake Chinese bootleg version of the film during the monologue
A.N.T. Farm: You're the One That I WANT (2012) (TV Episode)
Lexi's play The Lexi King is a parody of this movie
Phineas and Ferb: Where's Perry? Part I (2012) (TV Episode)
The opening sunrise scene is spoofed during the "Savannah" song
Brickleberry: Squabbits (2012) (TV Episode)
when Woody raises the squabbit up in his hands as the African music plays
Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier (2013) (TV Movie)
Scar shows up.
Family Guy: Peter Problems (2014) (TV Episode)
In cutaway gag
Sanders Shorts: A Signal is Born (2014) (TV Episode)
Looking for signal to his phone, Thomas climbs a rock and rises his phone to the sky in the same fashion Rafiki rises Simba at the beginning of the movie, while 'Circle of Life' plays in the background.
Rude Tube: Bad Ass Beasts (2014) (TV Episode)
Spoof scene.
The Simpsons: 'Cue Detective (2015) (TV Episode)
Hobo appears to Homer in a cloud
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (2015) (TV Short)
A gazelle stampede occurs
Adam Ruins Everything: Adam Ruins Summer Fun (2015) (TV Episode)
Characters and animation spoofed while explaining the public domain.
The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Hakuna Matata, a Swahili phrase, and the name of a song from this movie, and the recurring catchphrase of Timon and Pumbaa from the same film, is mentioned by Nobby during the elephant vagina sequence in South Africa
The Loud House: Overnight Success/Ties That Bind (2016) (TV Episode)
The scene of Lincoln walking down the hall, with a large transparent image of himself superimposed over the shot, is based on the scene where Simba runs through the desert as he travels back to the Pridelands.
JonTron: Disney Bootlegs (2016) (TV Episode)
Jon sings "Oh my God" to the tune of "Circle of Life" as he saw a digital Simba hang himself.
Sanders Sides: Accepting Anxiety Part 1: Excepting Anxiety (2017) (TV Episode)
Patton always uses the word "adultery" instead of "adulthood", and when Thomas is about to tell him the real meaning of the word Patton is using, Roman suddenly screams "Wait, Pumba, not in front of the kids".
The Emoji Movie (2017)
Gene Meh was alleged to be falling toward the vortex before he realized that he was screaming on a vortex wallpaper.
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)
Robin's dream sequence parodies the "Circle of Life" sequence.

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