The Lion King
Real Name The Lion King
Allies Sleeping Beauty

The Lion King is a popular movie about a young lion in Africa who is a prince and his journey to become king.

Black Panther

Thing was a fan of the movie. When he learned that Black Panther was actually the chief of the African nation of Wakanda, he noted that he had clobbered "the lion king."


The film was made by The Walt Disney Company, who would later purchase Marvel Entertainment. It features the voices of Jim Cummings, Frank Welker, and Phil Proctor.

In Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, there is a visual reference to the film with Black Panther holding his son Azari before the kingdom just like the opening scene. That film also featured the father dying and the son eventually taking up his family mantle.

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