RAWR, Baby!

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Remember that lion that would growl all crazy-like at the beginning of an MGM cartoon?


Well, it turns out that guy wasn’t as cute and cuddly as he made himself out to be. He is an actor after all. A fun fact I learned today that I just had to share was that the day after this Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer logo was filmed, starring Leo, that mascot turned  king of the jungle killed his trainer and 2 assistants, making them his chew toys.

I’m not sure what the trainers did to piss that lion off so bad that he roared while they filmed him, but I’m sure they didn’t pat Leo on the head. Originally filmed in the 1920’s, there have been 5 different Leo’s since then.  I guess MGM learned some new tricks about producing studio logos along the way…

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