Are Frozen and The Lion King basically the same movie?

There have been articles going around regarding how Frozen and The Lion King are basically the same movie, if you break it down. I read it and found it interesting, so I thought I’d share with you! Let me know what you think!
*Info from Buzzfeed.com*

Both movies open with a chanting-like song in a different language.
Frozen’s “Frozen Heart” begins with traditional Saami yoiking.
The Lion King’s “Circle of Life” kicks off with Zulu.

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Then, we meet the royal family.

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Of course, there’s a horrible family tragedy.

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Which makes the hero run away.

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Where they then sing a showstopping number about being free.

Elsa belts out “Let It Go”
Simba (and Timon and Pumba) sing “Hakuna Matata”

Not realizing that everything at home is a super bummer….
Because there’s a new evil guy who wants to be king.

Who knows exactly how to make the hero feel guilty.

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So the hero has to go back home and deal with the bad guy.

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After s/he does, the kingdom returns back to normal.

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AND THEY ALL LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER!!!

Did you notice the similarities before? Do you think it’s just a coincidence? Let us know!

Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

One Response to Are Frozen and The Lion King basically the same movie?

  1. bradkay says:

    Your comparison is not that much of a stretch. You could probably make the same case for Alladin as well. They are all good examples of what Joseph Campbell calls the Hero’s journey (famously used in Star Wars: A New Hope). The hero is introduced in his ORDINARY WORLD where he receives the CALL TO ADVENTURE. He is RELUCTANT at first to CROSS THE FIRST THRESHOLD where he eventually encounters TESTS, ALLIES and ENEMIES. He reaches the INNERMOST CAVE where he endures the SUPREME ORDEAL. He SEIZES THE SWORD or the treasure and is pursued on the ROAD BACK to his world. He is RESURRECTED and transformed by his experience. He RETURNS to his ordinary world with a treasure, boon, or ELIXIR to benefit his world.
    Hero’s come in all genders, shapes and sizes.

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