The Lion King
The Lion King certainly isn’t the first story to be adapted in some way from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, but it certainly is the first to be intended for a child audience. While some dispute the basis of the movie off of the play, filmmakers of the film have outright confirmed the claim. Disney doesn’t really change much about Hamlet, essentially swapping Claudius, the King, and Hamlet for Scar, Mufasa, and Simba respectively. There can also be similarities derived between the comical Timon and Pumbaa and Hamlet’s friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. All that’s missing from the ending is the tragic death of Simba, which would mirror the death of Hamlet.