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Accepting the uncertainty of life and the inevitability of death is a process we all must go through, and luckily The Lion King has made it a simple, painful lesson that will haunt a kid in just the right way — forever. If you somehow missed this movie in your formative years, live vicariously through this once-untroubled youth's journey to existential crisis:

Chin up, Viktoria. Just wait until you see the first five minutes of Up!

Akilah Hughes is a comedian, YouTuber, and staff writer and producer for Fusion's culture section. You can almost always find her waxing poetic about memes and using too many emojis. 🍕

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