The Lion King wasn't really based on Hamlet, although when they were drawing up the basic story they decided it was quite similar, and then made Scar into the Uncle as opposed to him being "some random lion".
I watched The Lion King yesterday and learned some things!
-> You must do exactly what your father does, anything else would be deviance!
-> You can't ever change, ever.
-> It's okay for lions to kill and eat things, but not hyenas.
-> Lions fight like girls
-> Rowan Atkinson has a beautiful singing voice.