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Disney Goofs with Provocative ‘Loin King’ Promo Teaser Typo

Last Updated October 6, 2020 11:06 AM
Thomas Bardwell
Last Updated October 6, 2020 11:06 AM

Here something you don’t see every day. In the closing promo shot for a teaser announcing  the upcoming remaster of the notoriously hard mid-90s Disney classics, “Aladdin” and “The Lion King,” is a rather unfortunate typo.

Disney Goofs On 'Loin King' Typo
Source: The Lion King/Nighthawk Interactive/Disney

The shot showcases all three console versions of the game. So far, so good. But upon closer inspection the red spine of the Nintendo Switch version, the game title reads ”The Loin King” rather than the ‘The Lion King.” Some poor rushed Disney copywriter somewhere must be currently cringing in embarrassment at the gaff.

Barring the fact that it sounds like a dodgy Lion King-inspired adult film, which the mere thought of should make even the most steadfast shudder, it’s possibly the biggest goof Disney could make given its carefully cultivated family-friendly image. The Loin King definitely doesn’t sound like a game targeted at younger gamers.

It’s clearly an error, but it doesn’t make it any less enjoyable to onlookers and goes to show that even a cultural powerhouse like Disney isn’t immune to the occasional fail.

Despite closing on being 30-years old, the two titles stand as fondly remembered stalwarts for any gamer over a certain age. They hark back to slow afternoons spent toiling away at seemingly impossible levels amid 16-bit renditions of their respective movie soundtracks.

The inherent nostalgia puts them in an advantageous position, which should translate to more than decent sales for Disney, aided by revamped graphics and welcome modern features like the ability to fast forward and rewind to any section of the games.

If you haven’t been put off, ”Aladdin” and ”The Lion King” launch on Oct. 29 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.