Film Theory: Did Scar EAT Mufasa? (The Lion King)

Objavljeno 1. apr. 2021
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Last time I talked about the Lion King, we were seeing just how big the body count was for this beloved Disney movie and sayong Scar was the rightful king. WEll, we are leaning into that even HARDER this time! Today, I want to talk about the sibling rivalry to end all sibling rivalries - Scar and Mufasa. Theorists, lions are a very, VERY interesting animal. I think that Scar ATE Mufasa after the stampede. You'll have to watch to find out WHY!
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  • The skull also looks like mandrill's, and that would be Rafiki. Maybe Scar ate Rafiki's family and everyone hates him for that.

  • scars dad is the reason he's evil

  • If you disliked this: Your either a fan of Classyking or you just really love cannibals.

  • Dude you killed the heck out of that theory. I learned a lot from this video! I actually thought that scar ate mufasa!

  • “It is the greatest movie ever made!” *y did i never watch this?-*

  • Speaking of Bones do a theory on Bones it's one of my favorite show. It's on hulu not sure what else.

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  • Has no one considered the connection to Hamlet? I’m sure it was just meant to be a scene giving a nod to the story origin - and, being set in the animal kingdom, instead of using a human skull, another primate skull was used as MatPat pointed out

  • Just looking at the teeth for a few seconds made me think “that dont look right”

  • Also, the eye sockets face forwards, like a primate's. A lion skull's eye sockets face sideways.

  • I saw the thumbnail and figured it out lol

  • Mufasa's Circle of Life is naturalistic, but not trancendentalistic.

  • Game theory roblox

  • Woah wait so scar ate rafikis brother!?!?!?!?!

  • This Food Theory channel?

  • yes Scar ate Mufasa of course because if not his body will stay there.

  • Stop singing plz u sound stupid tbt plz stop maybe you'll get more subs stop songbird not funny it's stupid not funny dude💯🙈

  • I like what @strawhatgoofy said on his TikTok that the heanes ate mofuses and scar just keep his remains for himself

  • at 0:35 he spitts facts i love the lion king movie

  • I thought the eye sockets being in the front would be the give away that it wasn’t a lion skull

  • Video:”heck it’s probably one of the greatest movies period” Me:OOO HE SAID IT FINALLY SOMEONE SAID IT

  • That Mr. T joke as I sip tea and almost spit it out. 😂😂

  • Matpat that was a South African accent not British

  • Maybe the baboon skull was a hidden easter egg since in early drafts of the story, Scar was going to be king of the baboons.

  • Matpat's recap just made me realize that the Lion King has the same basic plot as Hamlet (except Simba is exiled and then finds out Scar killed his father when he gets back). I don't know what to do with this information.

  • looks like a leopard skull

  • MatPat should definitely debunk more TikTok-made theories

  • Big ones! Small ones! Some as big as your head! 💀

  • Yeah my brother haaaates that theory because the basis of all the points are wrong. Hyenas will eat anything, lions very rarely eat each other, and that looks a lot more like a baboon skull than a lion skull.

  • "Kimba-, I mean Simba." - The Simpsons


  • Wait- when you said splitting hairs what about splitting nose hairs.

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  • Don’t be hit a bit like grant Thompson

  • Those tiktokers watching this like ;-;

  • Yeah, I don’t think Disney would have specifically make it a lion skull, I mean it’s a kids movie lol

  • Brutal, but no Suprising... also WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME I WATCHED FILM THEORY!?!?

  • I watched the Lion King Movie btw

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  • 7:06 Ironic for MatPat to call this out considering he actually did this with his previous theories, so he doesn't get the privilege to call out and poke fun at behavior that he did for ten years.

  • This is a debunk theory

  • So that's why Rafiki ran away

  • It's a good movie but I only remember the monkey scene cause of the memes and the song cause once again memes, I don't remember anything else from the movie

  • Everyone says simba defeated scar but it we're the hyenas idk how to spell but u know i saw it in time


  • So he ate the babbon?

  • XD

  • When u said WHAAAAAA

  • DBZ has a lot of lore

  • How much stronger does a Sayin get when he goes super

  • I thought everyone noticed it.....

  • "tiktok did it, tiktok already did it" me: its like that one south park episode the Simpsons did it :0

  • So everyone even matt got recommended documental of lion?

  • Maby the skull was rotting so some teeth fell out maby

  • Matt should make a Disney theory

  • your meat

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  • yay we now

  • shhhhhh your moth now demu me what the stup comemon now plz

  • Thinking about this makes me feel odd

  • How did simba not see scar throw off mufasa? he saw it happen!

  • Matpat: nobody is good at there jobs Viewers: so I don't know how to sub to matpat..

  • matpat can't make a 4th theory channel because then he won't be able to joke about it

  • are the theories supposedly about what the creators intended or dark truths that happens to make sense unintendedly?

  • Well, looks like somebody misspelled 'saying' in the description box 🐯

  • no one: every kid under 13 ever: hhhmmm... seems legit

  • Kinky Tail :')

  • So.........Scar are rafikki.

  • british accents? south african you mean

  • The Hyena's didn't eat scar. Actaully they just killed him. Actually they just attacked him. Actually it was scar's shadow, that has been attacked by hyena's shadow. Don't interpret too much in what you see.

  • I wish I could click the subscribe button and subscribe multiple times so I could help him get to 10m

  • Hi mat pat don’t know who did it first so sorry if I’m wrong but your MORTY intro is almost identical to Mandjtv’s ASPITPIAY intro

  • Hyenas do actually eat lions..... Also the end of this film they legit go to eat scar...

  • When I heard that theory I immediately went to google. The director said "Nah it's a baboon' skull" and it was over with 😂😂

  • i BELIVE YOU (i cant spell)

  • You both saved and destroyed my childhood... thank you

  • Scavengers will eat any kind of meat.

  • If Scar ate Mufasa and if he would eat like his whole body (even the bones) How did Mufasas head like fit (ik it sounds weird) in Scars head ? Like..BRUH

  • Stranger things and avatar the last airbender theories plz

  • Isn't it just a reference to Hamlet, which the movie is based on? In Hamlet the "To be or not to be" monologue is famously partly told to a human skull, so it seems like they were just referencing that.

  • Wait. Matpat is not ruining our childhood? That's Rare

  • My family doesn't get this.

  • I learn more here then at school

  • And yet Scar thought that Simba was Mufasa when he returned so are you sure about that??

  • I'd love if you could do a theory on No County for Old Men. I'm sure this comment will get lost with the others though. If anyone sees this, and agrees with me, could you please like this comment, or even comment this yourself, so there's a higher chance of this being seen. MatPat, or random commenter who reads this, thanks!


  • Wait... if you're telling me the skull is most likely a Baboon Skull. Did Rafiki have a partner? Or family. Perhaps Rafiki spoke against Scar becoming King, he seems like an important part of the royal system. Considering he help with the birth and the announcing of each Heir. So perhaps killed someone he cared for to keep him quiet, rather than killing him because he needs him to crown his own heir.

  • You can't hide your lion eyes.

  • He called the South African accent British?!

  • 9:55 12,000 or so years ago, a *American lion* walked this planet. Archeologists found fossilized bones, claw marks in caves, and paleoindian drawings of them.

  • There’s a literal documentary on animal planet where a male lion they’re following dies of starvation and the narrators fill the audience in that the hyenas were going to eat his body. I literally just watched that a few weeks ago

  • I remember one day I was looking at it like adult jokes and kid movies and this The Lion King one spelling out something in the stars I remember saying that but I wonder if everyone anyone knows what it's supposed to say cuz it's just hilarious if anyone knows try to comment and see what it is

  • I thought it might of been rafiki when I saw it

  • Man, I haven’t been back to Film Theory in a while! The editing has somehow become even more clean, it’s almost art now! It’s incredible and beautiful! Thank you for keeping on keeping on!

  • That's a baboon skull.

  • If I had a nickel for everytime MatPat had done a disney theory on canabilism I'd have two nickels. Which isnt a lot but Its still weird that it happened twice

    • But, hey! You can at least rub them together, make that nickel noise.