But the artists obviously went to suuuch lengths to make each lion completely recognizable from one another. That old adage about being able to recognize a character even with their colors and features changed is in full effect in the art.
So it smarts when someone’s “fan character” is so painfully a recolored Sarabi. You can even tell from the silhouettes which character is which, that’s how different their designs are.
That might be why TLK 2 pisses me off so much, too. They practically used Nala’s model to do Kiara, and Kovu looks waaay too much like just chocolate-colored Simba, build-wise, features-wise, everything. It disturbs me that people actually think he looks like Scar. He’s chocolate Simba.
Oh, and mouth-on-mouth lion kisses. That’s another thing that pisses me off about TLK 2. Seriously what is with that. Why would they put any personal emphasis on mouth contact, they don’t even have lips.