I think most of us can openly admit by now that Disney movies are still as great today as they were when we were much, much smaller. Re-watching these nostalgia inducing gems can provide a deeper sense of appreciation as adults, for we're now old enough to clock the subliminal messages and jokes which passed us by as kids.

However, some Disney films slip in darker, more complicated narratives which completely fly over the heads of viewers like me, who still enjoy watching with an innocent hat on. According to Redditer 'omglollerskates', The Lion King 2 is one of these movies, and it goes as follows.

It's guessed that the narrative picks up shortly after the ending of the original movie, with the presumption that Nala becomes pregnant shortly after her reunion with Simba, as the sequel opens with a lion cub presented to the kingdom from Pride Rock.

The story then circulates around a conflict between King Simba and the Outsiders, a group of Scar's followers who refused to adhere to Simba's reign and were thus banished from the Pridelands. Their leader is a lioness who goes by the name of Zira and has three cubs, Nuka, Vitani and Kovu.

Although The Lion King 2 is seemingly a childhood tale of good vs. evil, could it be that this Redditer has actually unearthed a much more sinister subplot?

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