Simba's Cubs

Simba's Cubs


Right, to stop people being confused, I'll just explain...


Over many articles here at Lion King Source, the same articles about Simba and Nala's cubs have been popping up, and the same thing confuses peoples who claim it's Kopa or whoever.

Cub #1:
(The cub at the end of TLK1)

This cub:


This is Fluffy. This is what the producers of TLK called this cub as a joke. It was merely a name used to name the cub temporarily, and was not meant to be taken as it's official name.

Cub #2:
(Kopa)

Chaka

The same year as TLK was realeased, some books were published called The Lion King: 6 New Adventures (TLK6NA). These stories included Simba's cub Kopa; kinda like Simba but with a Kovu hair tuft. It was never the official name as Simba's cub.

Cub #3
(Tanabi)

Tanabi was the name of Simba's cub in Joshua Templin's fan-fiction: 'The Tales of Tanabi' (written in 1995-6). It was one of the longest fan fictions written at the time, thus why so many people considered this to be the real name of Simba's cub. Tanabi never had a canon design, but many people have drawn him; the most popular being Akril's design for him.

Cub #4
(Chaka)

Chaka is the rumoured name of Simba's cub in early TLK production, possibly to continue the fact that Simba's cub should be a boy. But Chaka was dropped out the film early, mainly due to too many characters being introduced at the beginning of the film.

Cub #5
(Shani)



Shani is just Kiara's old name in early SP production, while Chaka was still around. Chaka was dropped and Shani was changed to Kiara. As you can see in the image above, in early SP drawings, it calls Kiara, 'Shani'.

Cub #6
(KIARA!)

Simba

Okay, this is the only official cub of Simba, as Disney have said. Simba never had any male cubs, and only Kiara. The two ceremonies are meant to be the same, even though the cub in TLK looks so much like a boy. There are many ideas about Zira killing Simba's original cub, and that's why she was banished, but remember these are not official and only ideas.

Hope these have cleared a few confused minds.

Sources: Timali's 'Who's Simba's Cub' picture, Brian Tiemann's comments on the picture, va-kasi's Simba Pride website, and Lilymud of course.

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Vitani   Sariaan
Vitani
Sariaan
July 13, 2012
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In my opinion(s):

Theory 1: The cub at the end was a girl - Kiara's twin, and heir to the throne. Bu when they were toddlers, the cubs got ill and the heir died. Simba named Kiara as his only heir. And the reason eh only calls upon Mufasa? Well, he needed hsi dad for advice and you don't really ask your toddler for advice...?

Theory 2: It's Kopa - and he was a very young boy when Kiara was born. She didn't appear in the books, because, you know, the majority of them all is either him going on an adventure and disappearing for a bit or someoen telling him a story - so maybe she was there, just couldn't be shown very much, because she would have just been a baby.
When Kiara was a young girl, Kopa died in an accident while exploring the Pride Lands.

Those are my theories.


simbaandnala32
Simbaand
nala32
June 06, 2012
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in my opinion, shani, chaka, Kopa and Simba Tanabi are children, even
why, technically, I'm a real knew about King indeed!
ask any question and I'll see responder.vcs vain! bye!;

October 10, 2011
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@Zion Moore: simba had 3 cubs tanabi ,kopa, and kiara. chaka and shani are kiara and kovus kids. i hope this answers most of your questions"

Actually, you are heavily mistaken.

Simba only had Kiara, at least, in the movies.

Kopa, well, unless we, as fans, combine the movies, the books and the comics into one big universe, which, I admit is very fun and not wrong in the least... Yes, I consider him - Kopa - to be a child, the firstborn of Simba.

Tanabi, on the other hand, is a fanfiction son.

Chaka and Shani, however, are fan made characters, and if I am correct, you got those two names from The Lion King Fan-Art Archive from an artist there named Nadra, who has two characters of those names as cubs for Kovu and Kiara.

zion moore
Zion
moore
October 10, 2011
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simba had 3 cubs tanabi ,kopa, and kiara. chaka and shani are kiara and kovus kids. i hope this answers most of your questions

September 17, 2011
Usa Is not currently on the site
i dont belive tanabi or chaka or fluffy are even any of simba's cubs i believe kopa and kiara are simbas only cubs

August 02, 2011
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Technically, Simba DID have Kopa, he's in TLK6NA. Chaka WAS in TLK2, he just got cut out. Shani is just Kiara, she's not a seprate cub.

nobody in particular
Nobody
in
particul
ar
August 02, 2011
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But, maybe all of Simba's unknown sons/daughters just moved away, haha.......

nobody in particular
Nobody
in
particul
ar
August 02, 2011
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Nothing like a put together sequel with holes and not explaining a few things eh lioness?

lioness jhr
Lioness
jhr
March 23, 2011
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Boring.... Simba has to many non exsisting boy cubs what about another girl cub for a change hm maybe I'll call her Tanabi since Simba already has a long lost son + Kopa had a son called Chaka so he doesn't exsist 2. Fluffy was an experment so he doesn't exsist.

Mason
Mason
February 18, 2011
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wow i love lion king since i was a baby!!!

Guest
Guest
January 25, 2011
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Good Article!But for all: 6 Cubs aren't many!Lions can have 6 in 1 Litter!

August 26, 2007
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Simba did have two but zira killed kopa because she wanted
kovu to be king and take over for scar
than they had
kiara so they wanted to protect her for zira and in the end
of the 1st movie u can see that the cub has little hairs on
its head which means it's a boy

July 30, 2007
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
my two favorite simba cubs are shani and chaka why didn't
they make the two of them brother and sister i also heard
that one of simbas cubs ran away.

March 29, 2007
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Wow, i had only ever heard of Kiara... i think fluffy
somewhere there too. Was kopa in a TV series or something?
maybe they don't show it in Aus? i dunno , maybe i just
don't pay attention

Guest
Guest
February 07, 2007
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Wow!I didn't know they had that much cubs!

the truth
The
truth
July 12, 2006
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The producers named him Fluffy as a joke. THEN THE RENAMED HIM CHIKE!!!!! Kopa was just his name in a series and all the rest are fan names. HIS NAME IS CHIKE!!! But they decided not to use Chike because a girl would be more interesting and different from the first TLK °x°

SassyKat
SassyKat
June 05, 2006
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wasnt Kiara was suppose to have a brother in SP but they scrapped him and just left kiara.

May 28, 2006
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
I read something taht Tanabi was cubnapped before Kiara came into the picture.It then went to Tanabi's return when Kiara is fully grown.

AuntJenna7
AuntJenn
a7
May 27, 2006
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I totally agree with you, and I know it wasn't another cub. If it was it would be mentioned in the movies.°x°

May 26, 2006
Uk Female Is not currently on the site
i aggre with the litter but that would make the lion king (censored) so go kiara i'm glad they chose her:P

mole:3
Mole:3
May 14, 2006
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man i wish simba an nala had a boy, that would have been so kool, kiara is a little 2 umm i dont no but im kinda glad there was a gurl coz kovu is an awesome character an it adds tension having 2 males, well thats wat i think.

April 30, 2006
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
lions have a liter of cubs usually between 2-5..




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