Mheetu was a scrapped Character in The Lion King.
Mheetu was originally going to be in the movie so Nala could protect him from Scar in the concentration camp. That idea was scrapped, however, and after more stages he was dropped because his character was too redundant and had no point.
- The Original plan for Mufasa's death was for Scar to lure Mheetu into the canyon during the stampede to have Simba die saving him, but Mufasa ended up dying saving them both.
- The Original plan for Mheetu (aka King of the Jungle at the time), was for Nala to "have someone to protect" in the Lion concentration camp. This idea was scrapped because of the difficulty to animate a concentration camp and the darkness.