“HAMLET: Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow
of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath
borne me on his back a thousand times.” (5.1.183-186)
Ah, yes. Combining the stories of Hamlet and The Lion King…. In the animated movie, Simba, in the role of Hamlet, is seen from even before his journey to “England.” I only thought it would be fitting to have Yorick, who was Hamlet’s jester growing up, be there at his birth. However, this Prince is not the one Yorick had in mind…. Nor is Yorick the baboon Simba was expecting to hold him over the crowd of gathered animals.