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'The Lion King' May Be Unoriginal But That Doesn't Mean It Isn't A Classic 21 Years Later

06/15/2015 05:16 EDT | Updated 06/15/2015 06:59 EDT

Stop us if you've heard this before. A king is betrayed by his brother. A rightful heir to the throne is exiled. Meanwhile the kingdom crumbles. The heir later returns. There's a power struggle. Lives are lost in the process but balance is restored.

If this sounds like the Coles Notes of Shakespeare's Hamlet, you're not wrong. But it's also the plot line for "The Lion King". And while the movie is renown for it's award-winning soundtrack, you might remember it better as that film that brought you to tears when Mufasa died.

Sure, that scene definitely took our tear ducts by surprise but it's not the only shocker the film had in store. Even 21 years later, the iconic film still has a couple of surprises left for viewers.

So if you didn't realize it's been over two decades since the "Lion King" debuted, Hakuna Matata because that's The One Thing You Should Know Today.

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