You know, when people use the phrase, "corporate evil", it's usually a hyperbole, not to be taken seriously. But I'll be damned if I don't use it here to accurately describe the ugliness of Disney corporation. Talk about leaving a bad taste in your mouth. I mean, Disney has always had a dubious reputation tracing back to the days of Snow White, how Walt Disney himself had a shady background towards his terrible work ethics. But this, this is a new low. The video is a year old, but I figured it's appropriate to share this anyway, especially with the live action ripoff- I mean adaptation of the ripof- I meant "The Lion King" coming soon next year. It's good to know about these things because you get to understand the unfairness and injustice that goes on behind the scenes, simply because Kimba (and at the time, Japanese animation) was more obscure to western audiences, myself included. I wouldn't have jumped to the conclusion that a "stealing" was indeed committed, and I might have just concluded that there might have been some sort of misunderstanding... were it not for the video revealing the side-by-side artwork comparison between Kimba and Lion King. It's uncanningly similar. Made me want to throw up just seeing them, thinking about how people could overlook such an obvious ripoff. I've had a little bit of experience with Tezuka and his work, and I do like his work quite a bit, especially when Astro Boy actually had quite a meaningful anti-war context behind its story, tracing back to World War II sentiments. I even had the manga sequel, "Pluto" on my plan-to-read list at one point, but never got the chance to read it. So yeah, it's rather disheartening to hear that one of his works have been so unfairly stolen just because "Disney had better lawyers." And not just stolen, Disney even tried to sue his production company for ripping off the overrated Lion King. Jeez, how do you sleep at night? Man, all this is just so ironic when you consider the context, the story told in The Lion King. An entire legacy stolen, violently ripped away while the rival is thrust away. It's so ironic it's almost funny.