Post by Pocahontas on Jun 29, 2008 17:20:08 GMT -5
Seening this I'm surprised by the choice they made. This would have been alot more powerful than the version in the film. It would have shown Zira actually starting to understand her children. But it probably felt like they were hitting the audience over the head with the sympathy card.
Post by ~*Queen Grimhilde*~ on Jul 1, 2008 14:33:08 GMT -5
Oh my god....I saw Ziras ending that was cut...I mean...i can now honestly say that two things literally scared me 1. Beauty and the Beasts animation in some parts 2. Ziras Suicide...just the way she said, "No......never" and the animation that was used really showed me how sick and twisted Zira actually was....as for Nukas death very tragic...I honestly think that had they used those two in the movie...it would've scarred another generation of children...not that I was scarred mind you, from the first one, I actually smiled when Scar Killed Mufasa, but it would've had such an impact and Disney Fans of yore would be happy because Disney wouldn't be so scared to touch on certain topics...like tragedy and suicide.
Had they kept Nuka's line, it would have explained further why Zira's anger and desire for revenge was kicked into high gear. She finally realizes that all Nuka ever wanted was for Zira to notice him and be proud. She couldn't deal with the feeling of letting her son down, so she focused even more hatred on Simba, who she also blamed for Kovu's betrayal.
That said, it could be the reason the line was cut. There was too much humanizing and sympathy for Zira when she realized that she'd been a bad mother.
As for her suicide, I think that it would have made a lot more sense other than her just slipping, but I gotta admit, I'm 23 years old, and that was just a black and white sketch, but the tone in Zira's voice and the look in her eyes sent chills up my spine. It was just way too dark for a Disney film.