Live Poll: Lion Kings, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!

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With the new cgi animated version of Disney’s classic The Lion King (1994), The Lion King (2019), due in theaters soon with James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa, how about a poll about your favorite lion or feline or cat from the movies? And yes I’m going to include the evil ones too. (Why not? Some of the baddies are great characters.) And I will list all The Lion King lion characters from the original film and The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride (Video 1998) and using the images available at the time this poll was created and the older films. Which one is your favorite?
Enjoy this side by side of comparison of the teaser trailers https://www.imdb.com/list/ls025720609... and then head to your favorite scratching post here to sink your claws into the topic. Ouch!

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/3BcrCjen8Es/
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My favorite is Scar! - He's much more interesting than Mufasa
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Great title!

My vote: Tigger.
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My Vote: Bagheera.
I recommend only adding cat family members.
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I would but since the title of the poll is a variation of the line from The Wizard Of Oz” (1939), “Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!” And it does includes bears, I kind of have to include a bear. But notice a couple of things. 1) that 2/3 of the quote contains members of the “cat family”, 2) I made it clear in the description that the poll is about “feline characters”. I pretty sure that the word “Feline” is the broad scientific definition to the members of the cat family. And 3) in the note to Baloo, I made it clear that he is the only bear getting on this poll and why. I just knew that someone was going to make a comment about bears in the title and I had stopped that before it began.
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I’m waiting to see if anybody is going to nominate certain popular cat characters that I leaving to others nominate. Right now, I’m not certain if I’m going to keep Jackie, Elsa, Pyewacket, Fritz, Baby and Bruce on the list because I don’t think many people don’t remember the films “The Sin Of Harold Diddlebock”, “Born Free”, “Bell, Book, and Candle”, “Fritz The Cat”, “Bringing Up Baby”, and the TV show “Honey West”.
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Well, if we're allowed suggestions, The Cheshire Cat from 'Alice in Wonderland' should be included

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Of course you are and your suggestion was added. A great one too!
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Oooh, torn between Tigger and Aslan! 
Suggestions: Salem the Cat:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115341/mediaviewer/rm2278343424
Angela's cat Bandit from The Office: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1248736/mediaviewer/rm780222464
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Salem, great pick. Added! And so is Bandit.
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Thank you!  ;)
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Added two more. And Ed Jones, if you are reading this, the title to “That Darn Cat” was Parodied as a title to an episode for the Batman tv series as “That Darn Catwoman” for your Batman episode title list.
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https://www.imdb.com/list/ls043246709/
and then head to your favorite scratching post ...
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ps-lion-kings-tigers-and-bears-oh-my?rfm=1&topic_submit=...

Do not need the "?rfm=1&topic_submit=true" ? ?
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and These are not correct for your list ? ? (and no photos !?!)

Cats  (2019)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5697572/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5697572/reference

tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly
which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer
and come back to a new Jellicle life
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New version of:

Cats  (1998)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9477078/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9477078/reference

One of the longest-running hits in the history of Broadway and the West End,
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats
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CATS - Memory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWNWt3kiTWc

(I can not watch YTs = computer problems )
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Since I’m asking for cat characters, then I take it you are suggesting Grizabella from “Cats”? Grizabella is the one who sings “Memory” because she is on the last night of her life weather she gets chosen or not for a new life. You see, i’m familiar with the play and know that the character of Grizabella is the only character that T.S. Elliot did not finish the story to because he said it was too sad for children. That allowed Lloyd Andrew Webber to finish her story for Elliot. Unfortunately there is no picture for that character on the IMDb; otherwise, she would be here.

In the first half of your post, I don’t understand what you are trying to say. I tested all the links from the list page to here and the teaser comparison, and they work.
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Besides, I can’t refuse characters from Cats because I had allowed the use of the image of The Cowardly Lion from “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) which is obliviously a human wearing makeup in order to play a lion.
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Add another character to the list. Does anyone disagree with my decision to add Si and Am from “Lady and The Tramp” (1955) , as one character instead of two because they think act together in unison as one character?
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How about the Pink Panther? Should I add him? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063939/... And oh, poor Inspector Clouseau . Here is an aspirin or pain killer for his terrible headache:
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I believe Pink Panther qualifies.  I'm not sure about Si and Am, but you do have a typo, calling Si So.  :)
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No. That is there names. It is a little word game Disney played in naming the cats. Put them together and you get “Siam”, as in “Siamese Cats” which happens to be their breed.
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Thanks. I just checked. Auto correct had changed “Si” to “So”. Thanks.
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Added. I like variety and diversity. There are werewolve characters on several polls and several films. Why not a werecat on a poll list for once?
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I'm wondering if it will get a single vote! <LOL> It's kinda old.
And in the La La Land of remakes.........Where is Hollyweird on this one?
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It might get a vote from horror fans who remember it and the original version. Yeah, the one you had referenced is the remake of “Cat People” (1942) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034587/... And it had a sequel: “The Curse Of The Cat People” (1944). https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036733/...
Hey another creepy house for Leavy’s list of scary houses: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036733/...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034587/...
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By all accounts a remake should be popping out of the womb of Hollywood any day now!
1944 to 1982 is 38 years. 1982 + 38 = 2020!
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It's OK I would approve. 38 years is better than The Fantastic 4 re-imagining every 10 years. LOL
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I didn't know there was a newer cat people.  But it looks neat!
Ed: You're very right about remakes.  :)
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Damn, I had just remember two great cat characters.
- Sassy from “Homeward Bound, The Incredible Journey” (1993) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107131/...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107131/...
- Milo from “The Adventures Of Milo and Ottis” (1986) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097050/...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097050/...
Now who on my list of characters to go goes? Any suggestions?
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Made judgement call and dumped Baloo the bear from “The Jungle Book”, and Bruce from “Honey West” - the lowest votes on the list. Now the list is all Felines and titles with over 1,000 votes each.
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Maybe this would work better if you only focus on the big cats (lions, tigers, panthers) and exclude the domestic cats, or at least the animated ones, as there isn't room enough for all of them. And we also have another suggestion that is just for cartoon cats. 
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I have tried to stay with the big cats but there just isn’t enough popular ones. Besides I think one or two of them are going to run away with the poll. That is why I had put a popular character like Tigger In there to provide a challenge to some of the big names in there, particularly Aslan and Simba, and the Cowardly Lion.
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As useual, I stand corrected. But thank you. You gave me an opportunity to remove one I was nervous about, Fritz the cat, because as I said, that movie was for adults only. And I was afraid some kid would try to watch it because it was a cell animated movie. In America, there is still the curse of ignoring the rating if the movie appears to by animated. Too many people still think all animated movies are for kids.
More of your other suggestions will be added but I have to get real surgical about this with my usual inclination to axe my suggestions before other people’s.
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Btw: the tiger in “the life of Pi” had a name. Richard Parker.
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Okay, most of the animated domesticated cats are out except for the Chestshire Cat and Salem. (Who ever said those two were “Domesticated” doesn’t know those two cats.) Besides, if anything, the Chestshire Cat seams to be a feral cat in the Alice in Wonderland stories. Did you honestly think I was going to drop those two after having a heart attack at dropping Tom, Sylvester, and Garfield?
Besides, after studying your post, you had never said anything about live action domesticated cats. You had said “Animated cats” and “Domesticated cartoon cats”. So are live action domesticated cats okey? So I kept a few good ones. After all, the plot of “That Darn Cat” revolves around following the cat D.C..
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Thanks. I guess you can include the live action cats if you wish.

In #5 it should say "Sarafina (Nala’s Mother) the golden lioness on the left with the lioness cub between her paws."

And #34: ... a vague homage...
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Changes done. But you may want to check the grammar to #5 , Sarafina again since I had made further changes to the entry.
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Looks good to me. 
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It looks like one image has disappeared from your list. 

Also, may I suggest an edit here:
...how about a poll about your favorite lion or other feline from the movies? 
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If all the ones listed, it was Simba that somehow got deleted by someone removing the image from his character page. It got fixed.
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Well, actually , it is a quick fix. It is still not the image I had selected for Simba at the time of the poll’s creation which is still on the Lion King’s Page.
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Simba’s entry is fully restored. Lucky the IMDb had a duplicate image of Simba roaring. I’m angry that this happened. Especially after I said in the description that I was going to include all the Lion characters from both of the animated Lion King movies. It would have made my look rather silly to have a main character like Simba, the Lion King, missing. See why I’m mad. It also looked someone was messing around with my poll. Thank you, Jessica for catching that Simba’s image was gone. It was a very serious catch.
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Ooops! Sorry Jessica.
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Thanks for making the edits.
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What a tough choice! There are so many good ones. I like Simba a lot, although especially the kid version of Simba, but I like Tigger even more, and I love Milo and Sassy. 

May I suggest one very small edit? ('in bold below: comma  instead of "and")

And I will list all The Lion King lion characters from the original film and The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998), using the images available at the time this poll was created and the older films.


Oh, and I love "favorite scratching post," lol. You always have such creative and witty link-backs. 
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Ooops, I’am Sorry about forgetting to use proper English. Please forgive. As for the link-backs, I try to be original. My regular style of writing is clunky and boring enough. Unoriginal would make it harder.
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Thanks!!!! I still get thrilled every time this happens.
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Da Bears! Da Congrats!

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I voted Vitani. Why? She has the most interesting and deep story arc. She literally comes full circle in “Simba’s Pride” since the story books to “The Lion King”, reveal that she is the daughter to Scar and she was born on the pridelands. ) I seriously doubt Zira was her real biological mother, and I suspect that Zira had lied about being her mother since all of Vitani’s markings (nose, jaw, and eyes) can be traced back to Scar and she has none of Zira’s. If Zira was her real mother, then she would have been a dark brown like Zira and Scar. But she is not. Her name literally means “Deamon Fighter”; therefore she is loyal, protective, and a very fierce fighter. Her brothers ARE Kovu (his name means “Scar”) and Nuka. She looks up to her younger brother Kovu. That is important to her story arc. She became totally fooled and indoctrinated by Zira’s propaganda (or hate, or evil, or Envy, or lust for power to return as Alfa female (aka queen) of the Pride - call what you want - it is all evil). It is only after watching Kovu with Simba and watching Zira leaving Nuka to die after fighting with Simba, does she start to question Zira’s teachings. And when Kovu forces a decision between Kovu and Zira, and after Kiera explains that this hatre has lead to lions fighting each other, Vitani is forced to choose who to follow, and thus ends her journey through the full circle back to the pridelands. Redemption.
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