There was something about that pose that struck me as being strangely familiar. And then it came to me:
Yes, it was King Babar the Elephant, who (coincidentally) turns 75 this year!
Now, for better or for worse, every time Matata parks her hairy butt on that stool, I’ll be hard pressed to get that “Kitty Butt Elephant” picture out of my mind. I’m not sure who to blame: Babar or Laurence Simon.
Hell, I’ll blame Laurence. He not only came up with the whole idea, he committed the abominable sin of giving it a soundtrack. Aieeee!