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The Lion: King(sley) by Akril15 The Lion: King(sley) by Akril15
There's currently a contest going on at fanart.lionking.org where the theme is Lion King/My Little Pony crossovers. (I guess it was inevitable... :| (Blank Stare) )

I don't really plan on entering, but I was still inspired to whip something up. I also noticed that the guidelines didn't say anything about limiting the characters in the submissions to the current generation of MLP, soooo...

Here's a few G1 MLP characters drawn in the TLK "style." Kingsley the (gender-confused) lion is on the left, Edgar the elephant and Creamsicle the giraffe are in the background, and Zig Zag the zebra is on the right. (And yes, these are all canon characters.)
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SchrodingersMeerkat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Female lions CAN have manes. voices.nationalgeographic.com/…
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SchrodingersMeerkat Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's possible for a female lion to grow a mane. voices.nationalgeographic.com/…
And possible for male lions to not grow manes.
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Akril15 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
Yeah, I've heard about both of those things. I doubt that the people who designed Kingsley did, though.
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SchrodingersMeerkat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw lots of pictures of anthro lions in the early 90's that were depicted with manes but were wearing dresses. 
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Akril15 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
If they were human enough to be depicted wearing clothes, I think it makes sense that they'd be drawn with hair as well. They'd probably look "bald" otherwise.
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SchrodingersMeerkat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe it was supposed to be hair. Still it looked weird.
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EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Poor Kingsley. I guess he wants to play but is a bit worried that everyone will run screaming if he goes over.
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Akril15 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Kingsley's also a girl, which no doubt compounds the distress. ;)
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EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
That's gonna take a few therapy sessions.
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Shembre Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Lol, the poor lion's face. I had to chuckle at the 'I guess it was inevitable' remark. :D
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twinklestahh Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
I'm sort of in agreement with you. I love The Lion King, I love My Little Pony (all generations), but I don't really *need* to see it all together.
Having not been on FA.LK.org in years, I had a look over, and I think yours is the only entry I actually really like...

I loved these characters, mind. Creamsicle and Kingsley had gorgeous designs, albeit a bit confused on Kingsley's part...!
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Akril15 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Thanks! :)

I haven't actually entered this picture into the contest, though I have having second thoughts, since the contest's creator never explicitly stated that other MLP generations were allowed (unless you count the "Circle of Life is Magic!" title).

And yeah -- I've always interpreted Kingsley as a sweet-natured, but occasionally sad (and confused) individual.
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paulinaghost Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Its gotta be hard to make friends when everyone thinks your gonna eat them. Nicely done.
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PhoenixMystery Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Those colors seem so wrong on the savanna.The poor animals have the pony flu.:XD:

I'm not familiar with the characters,since I was never a fan of the show.On a whim,I followed briefly the new series but I grew tired of it quickly.I was quite startled when I saw that contest a few days ago...Ponies in TLKFFA...just...Ugh.
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Akril15 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Yeah...I contemplated desaturating the animals' colors to make them a bit less blinding, but I started having so much fun drawing this picture that I left them mostly untouched.

And yeah, I don't understand the need for that sort of crossover either, but I can't really criticize that sort of thing too much, since I've created plenty of off-the-wall crossovers that I regretted later.
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Capricornfox Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol so cute! But who's Kingsley from??
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Akril15 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Kingsley is a toy from the first generation of MLP: mylittlewiki.org/wiki/Kingsley
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Capricornfox Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh I thought u meant tlk canon lol!
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