From the song Hakuna Matata:
Take Pumbaa here
Why, when he was a young warthog...
He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal He could clear the savannah after every meal
I'm a sensitive soul though I seem thick-skinned
And it hurt that my friends never stood downwind
And oh, the shame - He was ashamed
Thought of changin' my name - What's in a name?
Is this a deliberate nudge to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, which includes the famous line:
What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.
Given that the plot of the Lion King is more or less a Disney version of Hamlet (and the film makers have credited Hamlet as an inspiration), have they ever discussed this line?