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The main story elements and plot of Hamlet, a classic by William Shakespeare, was very influential to the plot of The Lion King, one of Disney’s most well known movies, illustrates many characteristics and aspects of Hamlet, though in the form of a Disney film. The Lion King follows the popular plot, conflict, climax, and resolution which Shakespeare had originally written on paper over 400 years ago. However, all of Disney’s animation movies end with a happy ending, which means that movie writers of The Lion King had to change certain story aspects of Hamlet to make the movie more appropriate for young audiences. Disney did fairly well giving the dark, complex story plot of Hamlet in The Lion King, but not overplaying it for a Disney movies, with just a few flaws to the plot line.