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HAKUNA MATATA!! by chacckco HAKUNA MATATA!! by chacckco
Humanized Timon, Pumbaa, Simba from ”The Lion King".
I love very very very much this trio!!!


I announce my opinion for the opinion about this picture. (09/04/2013 jornal:[link])
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Beyworld101 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Simba is so sexy and hot here!
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UselessTeam Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Student General Artist
I love Pumbaa's look. 
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017   General Artist
This is awesome!
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Glass-no-E Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017   Traditional Artist
I just wonder why Simba and Timon are white... Both are supposed to be african animals, aren't they ?
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TheReapersApprentice Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Because, obviously, they're trying to match the color of the animal, not the country they're from.
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PlumKitt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Nah, they just wanted to ignore all the Zulu and Swahili music and culture in the film, clearly black African, because white is the default to them and they think it looks better and don't care if it's offensive because only white people matter. If they drew the characters as black, they wouldn't matter as much to them. It's sickening and they know that's what they're doing and the people that defend this know that's what they're doing. Being ignorant about a mane color, saying black people can't have red hair. Oh, yes, they can! Saying there weren't any kings or queens in Africa. Oh, yes there were! I've read through these comments and have seen so much ignorance. It's disgusting and I'm appalled at how they'd sing along to the songs of the Lion King, embrace the movie, but can't stand that the movie takes place in Africa and that as human, these people would be black Africans! It takes place in Tanzania too, so they can stop with the white South African invaders crap they also love to pull. 
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PlumKitt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
TheReapersApprentice  And you don't give a damn because white is right, right? Yeah, you'd love to depict a gorilla as black, huh? Isn't that also another one of your racist stereotypes? That black people are like monkeys and gorillas? That doesn't surprise me. The movie clearly pays homage to the African setting of the movie. They even cast black people to play them in the Broadway show. You are pulling every excuse out of your ass to make them white because you want them to be white. You wouldn't be able to stand it or relate to them being black or think it wouldn't look right. Many people in these comments have said the same in their defense of this white-washing nonsense. They would be black. Get the fuck over it. People calling out racism are not the people keeping racism alive. Racism would go on undeterred if people didn't call it out. Were Civil Rights Activists keeping racism alive for standing up against racism? Really? Logic, here people, logic. A weatherman saying it's going to rain is not the one making it rain. 
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TheReapersApprentice Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I just laughed at this whole comment xD You're just looking for something to be upset about, aren't you? What makes you think that they're outright lashing out at black people? Seriously that's ridiculous. They're just trying to use the color of the animals. The animals aren't black people. They're animals in Africa. It has nothing to do with race. People in Africa are dark, but animals have all sorts of different colors. If I were to personify a gorilla, I'd make them a black person, if I were to personify a lion, they'd be "white" or peach colored or whatever you wanna call it. Because of the color of the animal. Not because of race or what people look like in a certain country at all. In fact, I might not even make a panda Asian-looking.
People like you, however, try to turn it into racism. This is EXACTLY why racism is still around. People like you throwing tantrums. xD It's ridiculous. Get over yourself.

Pah, I'm just gonna block you cuz you're annoying and obviously thick-skulled. I said my part and quite frankly don't really want to get more involved than this.

Oh and before you think I'm racist, I have a very racially diverse family consisting of Polynesians, Asians, African Americans, and Caucasians. But guess what? To me, they're just my aunts, uncles, and cousins.
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ghostegod Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017
"If I were to personify a gorilla, I'd make them a black person"
holy shit
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aspebb Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017
ghostegod I know right
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Shawn1968 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
I love these kind of images where a cartoon character is given that human look. Brilliant.
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SilverDragon234 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
It means no worrieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees,
For the rest of your daaaaaaaaaaaaaays,
It's our problem freeeeeeeeee
Philosophyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
Hakuna Matataaaaaaaaaa
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GarrettRS Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a great job portraying them as humans.
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perezbillie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
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entertainment
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LadyFrieza Featured By Owner May 21, 2016
I love this song because it was the song me and my Daddy sang together. Lion King will always be me and my dad's movie.
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ninllot Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
¿porque simba y timon son blancos?
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Enolaholmes13 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, your art is so amazing! I just love your art style; it's so cute! And I love the idea of humanizing the animal Disney characters. (I have thought about doing that as well in the past.) Simply amazing.:happybounce: 
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Wulfe21 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
It means no worries for the rest of your day's!
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Fave one yet
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:iconth3picmarsha11hunter:
Great art
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:iconth3picmarsha11hunter:
Timon is awesome he looks great
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Two guidos and a hippie. Love it!

Well, they'd most likely be non-white Kenyans, Congolese people, Ugandians, or anywhere else Swahili is found in (especially since Simba is Swahili, whereas the prince himself is African royalty), but I see that you just wanted to match the color of their fur coats with a skin complexion for transformation recognizability.

Of course, contrary to the defenses below, black people don't need to be dark-skinned to be portrayed as black, either; there are plenty of light-skinned Africans. Many black people (urgh, this old term) in general are yellow-skinned, red-skinned, and so forth, therefore I really don't understand what the previous commentators are saying when they say, "they are no black lions, so Simba wouldn't be recognizable if he was black-skinned." You're confusing race with skin color. Yellow pigments? We have them. 

Though I can also see that the noses in this picture clearly look more like their animal counterparts' than human noses, so it's obvious you weren't going for a racial landscape at all, but whatever looked closet to their animal figures. 
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NuminiousNihil Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Might be a bit optimistic. If skin tone was meant to match pelt tone, then the goofy family in the same gallery would have a bit more color.
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x-Jazzy-B-Real-x Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
The "Friends" image, right? Or is there another one...? That one looks like their pelt tones. :O
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NuminiousNihil Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Fair, I suppose. On looking at it twice, I think I focused on the color of the fur rather than the color of the face.
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Oh, I see. :XD: Yeah, they look like their cartoon colors in that image to me.

However, ever since I made this comment and read more of the deviation's conversations, my perspective on the visual impact of this and the artist's subconsciously blissful ignorance has changed. Not in a way that blames her, but not in a way that denies the bigger picture others have missed, either. 
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NuminiousNihil Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
The most insidious forms of bias are the ones we act on without conscious thought. Anthro pics like this one can speak volumes about that.
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hyuka Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
when yall whitewash af :/ disgustin 
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SpellboundFox Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this art a lot!
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irina-orange Featured By Owner Edited Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome, I recognize the three, I love the fun of Timon !!!
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Mooaa Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
So Beautiful !! More Timon, Pumbaa and SImba !!!
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meadowtraveller22896 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it so much
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VampiraLady Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it right when Timon reminds me of Michael Jackson? XD
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raphsgirl97 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
yes!
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manganime9 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
i find this absolutely adorable and awesome
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HoldOnToHope93 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
omg yes!!
You totally nailed Timon's personality
and you made Simba super hot!
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angelinavonsweets Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Student Artist
Timon looks the best! :3
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D-Prototype Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They look so awesome as humans! I love it! The only thing missing is that log they walk over.
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NatariSaru Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I don't see anything racist about this pic, they all look amazing in your style and I especially love the clothes you gave them. Don't listen to all these brats, they think America is the whole world.
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ghost-nerdy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Student General Artist
cool 
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EclipsedLily Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see why people are complaining about their skin color, I mean, dark skinned people are very rarely seen in most animation, so why rip of the artist's blood sweat and tears that were put into the drawing, that very likely, took many hours to draw? I know, they're from Africa, but most animated depictions of other world countries that have darker skin tones show them as Caucasian rather than their original skin tone. I honestly don't see why it's racist just because they're from Africa, Blacks and Whites are the same save for their skin color, so why get into a racial discussion that is uneeded?
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hyuka Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'", I mean, dark skinned people are very rarely seen in most animation, so why rip of the artist's blood sweat and tears that were put into the drawing,"  so basically u saying "since black people are so underrepresented in animated films it makes it okay to not represent them and their culture and use white skinned people instead"  yall r trash lmao
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EclipsedLily Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That is not at all what I was meaning to say. Then again I don't even remember writing that comment, so who knows, but that is not the intent what ever it was. Now, year and a half later-ish I would be far more careful of what I say and how I word things. This, was a case of poor wording. 

I believe what I had meant at the time was more along the lines of; 'I get that there isn't a lot of dark skinned people in animation or art but yelling at the artist for a personal ascetic choice is not appropriate.' at least for the specific quote you pulled out. The rest of the comment can be summed up in just that one sentence.
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MangaKic Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Simba reminds me of the male version of Ariel 
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The1andonlyRaven Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
After reading some of the comments on here, I would like to point somthing out...

soo just saying, The Artist kept with the original color pallet of the movie, so they appear to have lighter skin.

Disney in fact does the same exact thing, so I don't think there is really any right to complain about these fan interpretations. Really, she is only doing the exact same thing that the actual company does.
The best example of Disney 
doing it is in "The Emperor's New Groove" when changed from Human to Animal, the characters retained the same/only slightly different coloration. (Example: Ezma Purple Skin tone= Purple/gray Kitty fur color.) Besides the characters in that movie are supposed to be Peruvian, and they appear Caucasian as well.
Why are these "offended" comments only ever on Fanart, and of the Lion King? What about the Historic inaccuracies in Pocahontas? (Like her age. She was 12 at the time of the first settlers) or the fact that Gray wolves were in "the Jungle Book" when it is set in India? there are a lot of actual errors in the movies, so why must we hate on the fans, and their drawings?

I think these are great, so..yeah..thats my Two cents.

Please don't bring up the Broadway Cast either...they are completely different productions, and have no bearing, other than the fact that they are the same story.
This is like saying all "Phantom of the Opera" Casts should be the same as the ones in the Movies. or that "The Lion King" Movie should include the scene where Scar 'comes onto' Nala. They took artistic License, based on the movie, honestly it has no bearing over any of it.
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A-Gray-Phantom Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Oh, I wasn't offended, I was just curious is all. Your explanation makes total sense.
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The1andonlyRaven Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I was just kinda putting this out there for everyone to consider, it wasn't directed at anyone really. I saw that a lot of the comments were calling this piece Racist, and were actually offended, so I wanted to point out that Disney actually does the same thing, and that there are a bunch of errors in the actual movies. Just sticking to the color pallet of the movie when "Transforming" the characters is not a bad thing, and really it has nothing to do with race. 
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A-Gray-Phantom Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
I agree. People often deliberately look for things that resemble other things... just so they can get pissed off and offended. It's quite ridiculous.
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The1andonlyRaven Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Exactly. It pretty ridicolous. Especially to get offended over things like brilliant art, why do "ofendinoids" have to ruin nice things?
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A-Gray-Phantom Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
"Offendinoids." I'm pocketing that for later ^_^
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