Julie Taymor revealed her alternate ending idea

Julie Taymor revealed her alternate ending idea

Postby Troll Berserker » October 6th, 2015, 4:03 pm

Julie Taymor, director of the broadway play revealed lately that she had another idea for the ending of "her" version of Lion King:
http://time.com/4051165/lion-king-music ... te-ending/

Just... wat. Nope.
Now I can't stop imagining a Simba&King Gator crossover xD
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Re: Julie Taymor revealed her alternate ending idea

Postby TheLionPrince » October 6th, 2015, 5:29 pm

Wow, I'm so glad the heads of Disney Theatrical Group (Thomas Schumacher and Peter Schneider at the time) didn't go with that idea. However, the idea was somewhat used earlier in the short film accompanied with Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable where Timon and Pumbaa create their oasis by blocking the river water with a dam. Also, Simba went and fought in the Coliseum in an episode titled "Rome Alone" from the Timon & Pumbaa series. Perhaps, the idea can be used for The Lion Guard since the show is focused on environmentalism and conservation.;) :mhm:
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Re: Julie Taymor revealed her alternate ending idea

Postby Elton John » October 6th, 2015, 5:32 pm

That ending was just.... Stupid. Thankfully they didn't go with it.
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Re: Julie Taymor revealed her alternate ending idea

Postby DGFone » October 7th, 2015, 9:15 am

Sounds like someone was on an acid trip when they came up with that idea.

All joking aside, she was adapting The Lion King to theater. It wasn't exactly her own original ideas that she was creating, but adapting a well known and beloved story into a new medium. Changing the ending that much would have been catastrophic.

Also, so from what I read, Simba runs out into the desert and finds his way into Las Vegas. Last time I checked, there are several thousand miles worth of Ocean between Africa and North America. How did he do that? Fed Ex overnight shipping?
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Re: Julie Taymor revealed her alternate ending idea

Postby Troll Berserker » October 7th, 2015, 10:15 am

DGFone wrote:Also, so from what I read, Simba runs out into the desert and finds his way into Las Vegas. Last time I checked, there are several thousand miles worth of Ocean between Africa and North America. How did he do that? Fed Ex overnight shipping?

The osasis is named Las Vegas... because reasons. And it has coliseum in it... because reasons..
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Re: Julie Taymor revealed her alternate ending idea

Postby Squeely » December 6th, 2015, 7:06 pm

Wh... That ending, just... Thank goodness others on the team had the foresight to keep it from happening... I can hardly believe Taymor was serious with that.
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Re: Julie Taymor revealed her alternate ending idea

Postby Braveheart » December 7th, 2015, 2:50 am

Huh, does it mean that humans exist in the lion king world now?
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Re: Julie Taymor revealed her alternate ending idea

Postby TheLionPrince » December 7th, 2015, 7:05 am

Braveheart wrote:Huh, does it mean that humans exist in the lion king world now?


No, Papa Croc would have been just a crocodile character.
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Re: Julie Taymor revealed her alternate ending idea

Postby Braveheart » December 7th, 2015, 9:08 am

TheLionPrince wrote:
Braveheart wrote:Huh, does it mean that humans exist in the lion king world now?


No, Papa Croc would have been just a crocodile character.


I see, admittedly that would have been weird :kionugh:.

I wonder if the Timon & Pumbaa series are considered cannon, I mean there's people like Quint in it...
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Re: Julie Taymor revealed her alternate ending idea

Postby Squeely » December 7th, 2015, 1:58 pm

Braveheart wrote:Huh, does it mean that humans exist in the lion king world now?

I think they do, it's just that the Pridelands aren't visited by humans all that much. I just don't know where else Shenzi would have heard about club sandwiches, or Timon would have heard about beepers and potpourri, if they didn't hear those things from passing groups of humans.
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