Disney’s “The Lion King” came out in 1994 and was a huge success. It remains to this day the most profitable traditionally animated film ever released by Disney. It was re-released in 2011 to ensure that a whole new generation would enjoy it. Along with an entertaining story, “The Lion King” has some great songs.
One such song is the famous “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” which features Simba and Nala singing to each other about their love in the jungle. Originally, this song was going to be humorously sung by Simba’s friends, Timon and Pumbaa – the Meer cat and wart hog. This version was even recorded and storyboarded.
Eventually, the final, more romantic version of the song was used. However, this version was almost cut from the film altogether. Elton John, who handled much of the soundtrack, had to personally campaign to keep the song in the film. It went on to win an Oscar so looks like it was a pretty good decision.