Regulus wrote:I have no idea if anyone else has noticed this before, but I figured I'd share it anyway.
Yes, Taka noticed this, and made a thread about it: TLK1 / TLK 3 mistake
Concerning the topic, I have known about this for YEARS, and I believe I noticed it the first time I watched it in 2004. This is just a plot hole caused by TLK1½ filmmakers who ignored the continuity of the first movie.
It's really up to you whether you include TLK1½ (as a whole) as part of TLK movie universe. But, from the filmmakers's perspective, the movie is meant to be a parody. On my 2004 DVD pamphlet, director Bradley Raymond stated, "The Lion King
is a beautiful, epic film. We started with all that grandeur and then took an irreverent look at it." Irreverent means "showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously".