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Re: Mheetu revealed?

PostPosted: January 6th, 2011, 9:00 pm
by KingKovu44
maikkari wrote:
KingKovu44 wrote:
maikkari wrote:May I ask, who is Mheetu..? x.x


He was Nala's little brother in an early version of the first movie.



Oh, ok. Thanks for quick and clear response ! :)


You're welcome... :D

Re: Mheetu revealed?

PostPosted: January 6th, 2011, 11:35 pm
by Panda-chan
Whoever it is, it's really adorable ^^ I'd like to think it's Mheetu because I love him so much. :P But like everyone said, we can never be sure.

Re: Mheetu revealed?

PostPosted: January 7th, 2011, 2:05 am
by SummerSnowLeopard
That cub is definitely Mheetu. He's so CUTE!!!! <3

Re: Mheetu revealed?

PostPosted: January 7th, 2011, 10:41 am
by Pixie
I like to think it is, but theres no proof, so you know.

Re: Mheetu revealed?

PostPosted: January 7th, 2011, 11:24 am
by crystally
The comic writer probably wasn't even aware there's a character named Mheetu.

Re: Mheetu revealed?

PostPosted: January 7th, 2011, 5:31 pm
by atouchofgrace
^^ I agree with you. The writer probably has nothing to do with Disney.

Re: Mheetu revealed?

PostPosted: January 7th, 2011, 8:50 pm
by Akril
When I first saw (and translated) that comic, my first reaction was "MHEETU!", but now that the initial excitement has worn off, I've noticed that there are a few things about that cub in the comic that are different from the concept sketches of Mheetu -- its nose is pink(not black), the bottom part of its face has a strange "faded" look to it and those three stripes on its head are pretty striking. Like several people have already said, I also don't think it's likely that the artist heard of of Mheetu (the dialogue in the comic never mentions the cub, so why accuse the writer?).

This cub is a real enigma. All the other nameless cub extras in the TLK comics served some kind of purpose in the story -- the female cubs in "Dirty Cub" were playing with Nala while Simba resisted the temptation to join them; the three cubs in "Shooting Stars" made fun of Simba when he was thinking of finding a star that had fallen to Earth; and Simba had to learn to take care of the baby cubs in "Royal Duties". However, the cub in this story just appears on the last page and doesn't serve any purpose. It's like the author of that comic somehow knew that a small number of obsessive TLK fans would be trying to give the various one-note characters in comics and storybooks some sort of deep meaning or connection to the movie characters 14 years later, and he just plopped that cub in Sarafina's paws just to give those fans something to squeal about once that comic finally made it onto the Internet.

Re: Mheetu revealed?

PostPosted: January 7th, 2011, 8:59 pm
by Kash
Akril wrote:When I first saw (and translated) that comic, my first reaction was "MHEETU!", but now that the initial excitement has worn off, I've noticed that there are a few things about that cub in the comic that are different from the concept sketches of Mheetu -- its nose is pink(not black), the bottom part of its face has a strange "faded" look to it and those three stripes on its head are pretty striking. Like several people have already said, I also don't think it's likely that the artist heard of of Mheetu (the dialogue in the comic never mentions the cub, so why accuse the writer?).

This cub is a real enigma. All the other nameless cub extras in the TLK comics served some kind of purpose in the story -- the female cubs in "Dirty Cub" were playing with Nala while Simba resisted the temptation to join them; the three cubs in "Shooting Stars" made fun of Simba when he was thinking of finding a star that had fallen to Earth; and Simba had to learn to take care of the baby cubs in "Royal Duties". However, the cub in this story just appears on the last page and doesn't serve any purpose. It's like the author of that comic somehow knew that a small number of obsessive TLK fans would be trying to give the various one-note characters in comics and storybooks some sort of deep meaning or connection to the movie characters 14 years later, and he just plopped that cub in Sarafina's paws just to give those fans something to squeal about once that comic finally made it onto the Internet.


Very good points :joy3: I had thought it too was Mheetu (still do) but with the odd color variations and such it's quite easily a female cub as Koraden had speculated what with the cub's soft cheeks in two panels. It was quite possibly just a filler cub, something to taunt and tease us fans with :nukalaugh:

Re: Mheetu revealed?

PostPosted: January 8th, 2011, 3:15 am
by Panda-chan
lol I think the cub is a troll.

Re: Mheetu revealed?

PostPosted: January 8th, 2011, 11:58 am
by crystally
I think it's just a filler and the writer didn't even expect the uproar it has caused. IMHO we're over analyzing it.