Taylor: Whoa! What's up with Nala's lyric, "Why won't he be the king I know he is?" That's just like when girls go, "You don't have to like a guy how he is. You can change him!"
Alison: Again, Nala is the only one being active.
Taylor: So Simba is basically your rich, lazy boyfriend who, if he just applied himself, could get that law degree and make partner at his Dad's firm.
Alison: Also, he's being mean to her post-barbed sex.
Taylor: Whoa you're right!
Alison: AND he asked if she was satisfied and she replied, "Just disappointed," which, is how it goes.
Simba sees a brief vision of his father Mufasa in the sky thanks to Rafiki the mandrill. It helps him make peace with the guilt he has from his past.
Alison: Oh, hey cloud dad.
Taylor: All that weed in the outskirts and he couldn't see his cloud dad?
Alison: Cloud dad is a nightmare.
Taylor: That vision was short. What's cloud dad's hurry?
Alison: Stay awhile, cloud dad.
Taylor: Or at least be clear, you had time to plan this.
Alison: Also, how many years has this been? Like two people years? Give me some military strategy.
Taylor: Okay. Nala had been telling him forever to go back and then he says the monkey told him! Ugh. The worst.
Alison: Yeah, he got mad at his woman and then took the advice of a hallucination.
Again, she's fighting WITH him. She's his equal!
Simba goes back to the Pride Lands to fight Scar.
Taylor: It's all lady lions!
Alison: It's all lady lions!
Taylor: Where are all the dude lions?
Alison: Only one or two dude lions in a pride.
Alison: So, they're omitting the fact that Mufasa and now Simba will be getting with all those ladies.
Taylor: They really leave out the Big Love aspect of lion politics in this movie.
Simba fights Scar, then leaves Scar for the hyenas who deliver swift justice and kill him. The Pride Lands are restored. Nala and Simba have a baby, who is presented to the animal kingdom just as Simba was at the beginning of the film. Everyone lives happily ever after.
Making the Case
Taylor: So, there's terrorism going on in France, let's talk about the injustice of why Nala is not considered a Disney princess. When I asked on Twitter why Nala wasn't a princess, you seemed to have a strong reaction of I AGREE.
Alison: Because there is a clear, defined royalty within the world. The lions are in charge of Pride Rock, Simba is the heir to the "throne."
Taylor: Right, she's gonna be the "Lion Queen." Ergo...
Alison: He's is repeatedly referred to as the future king. Ergo... Disney Princess.
Taylor: But then there's this WEIRD notion that she can't be a Disney Princess because she's an animal. Personally, as a kid I identified more with the animals in the Disney cartoons than the human princesses. Maid Marian from Robin Hood, for example, who's a fox in the Disney version of the story. I would still like to figure out how to make her veil-thing something I can wear in my everyday life.