Jugnu Song – Joker

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    sputnik 7 years ago

    Looks like the song is inspired from the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” also known as “Wimoweh”. It was used in the movie The Lion King and also in an episode of Friends.

    “The use of the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in a scene with Timon and Pumbaa has led to disputes between Disney and the family of South African Solomon Linda, who composed the song (originally titled “Mbube”) in 1939. In July 2004, the family filed suit, seeking $1.6 million in royalties from Disney. In February 2006, Linda’s heirs reached a legal settlement with Abilene Music, who held the worldwide rights and had licensed the song to Disney for an undisclosed amount of money.[31]”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lion_King

    ‘”The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, also known as “Wimoweh” and originally as “Mbube”, is a song recorded by Solomon Linda and the Evening Birds[1] for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. It was covered internationally by many 1950s pop and folk revival artists, including The Weavers, Jimmy Dorsey, Yma Sumac, Miriam Makeba, and The Kingston Trio. In 1961, it became a number one hit in the U.S. as adapted by the doo-wop group The Tokens. It went on to earn at least US$15 million in royalties from covers and film licensing. Then, in the mid-nineties, it became a pop “supernova” (in the words of South African writer Rian Malan) when Warner Bros. promoted its Ace Ventura films and licensed to Walt Disney for use in the film The Lion King, its spin-off TV series and live musical, prompting a lawsuit on behalf of the impoverished descendants of Solomon Linda.’

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lion_Sleeps_Tonight

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