The Lion King was one of the biggest Disney movies ever made. The story seemed to captivate audiences both young and old, and you know what else? It made an insane amount of money.
Disney had always done a good job of marketing their products, but it seemed that when The Lion King came out and they finally had a property that would appeal to both boys and girls they were able to go completely warthog-wild with their merchandise. How many of these things do you remember owning?
There were a bunch of different options, but it seemed like we all had at least one Lion King photo album
You had to have a funky hat!
Because what else would match this shirt?
Or this super cool jacket
You needed a thermos to bring your lunch to school
And obviously a lunchbox
And we would keep it in our backpacks
We all had a special cup to drink out of at home, preferably one with moving pieces and glitter
Or at the very least one of these plastic cups that could be found in literally every home
And of course you would need a special plate to match
There were also these big heavy ceramic mugs that were honestly hard to drink out of, but it didn’t stop us from wanting them!
And that wasn’t all…