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-Little Mheetu- by DJ88 -Little Mheetu- by DJ88
NO you may NOT use this image for basing,copying,tracing,altering,RPing, personal character pictures, commercial use, re-uploading, blah blah BLAH ETC.....


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Mheetu as an infant cubbie!!!! Sitting between Sarabi (left) and his mother Sarafina (right)

i'm sure some of you have heard of mheetu, if not. here's a quick run through;

"During production of the first Lion King, Nala was originally going to have a little brother, named "Mheetu". Who was supposed to act as a little "tag along" for Nala and Simba. Mheetu has no meaning in swahili, but its supposedly originated from the phrase "Me Too", thought up by the creaters of the film. But they spelled it "Mheetu" to make it seem like it had african/swahili origins.
Mheetu was cut from the film due to budget/too many character reasons.
But he has appeared in concept work, and original notes, which can be found all over the internet, as well as a book called "The Art Of The Lion King".

So throughout the "fandom" of TLK, we have only really had these images to work from for anyone who wanted to draw Mheetu.
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(though personally i think i have seen those images used for Simba's concept art, because simba originally started out as a white lion. but that was later changed. but yeah, these are thought to be mheetu if not simba)

then one day a friend of mine linked to to this comic;

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thats obviously Sarafina (Nala's mom) Talking to Nala.....and a little cubbie in her paws!!!
Soo i think its safe to assume that that is Mheetu, atleast id like to think so.
SO! At long last we fan-artist have what seems to be an "official" picture/design of Nala's little brother Mheetu!!

or if you dont want it to be mheetu then have at your theories!(please dont post your theories here, this is not the place for debate on or against anyone's beliefs, please and thank you)


as usual i took the comic colors and made film colors, i will post a comparison pic soon.

however do NOT use these colors for his other cub form, or adult form. the main pelt/colors change with age, as i have shown on some previous pictures.


sooo yeah, enjoy the picture!


NO YOU MAY NOT USE THIS IMAGE/CLAIM IT/ALTER IT/ RECOLOR IT/ USE IT AS AN ICON IN A FORUM/ USE IT FOR ANY OTHER WEBSITE. THIS IMAGE IS (C) DJ88 (me) EVEN IF THE CHARACTERS AND THE STYLE DONT BELONG TO ME.
"I" MADE THIS IMAGE!!!

plz and thank you ;)
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:iconnononsensecapeesh:
Nononsensecapeesh Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Cute.
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:icondisneyfangirl774:
disneyfangirl774 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
Aww. Cutie.:aww:
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:iconjangirl83:
jangirl83 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
cute! Wish he'd been in the movies! <3<3<3
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:icondarthwill3:
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my cuteness!
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:iconsupermariofan65:
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
He look really cute ^^
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:iconsansoncelercharakid:
sansoncelercharakid Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
ogmg tiy nso cut!!!!
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:iconmoldyp1zzamcsmfics:
MoldyP1zzaMCSMFics Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
ERMERGAWD SO CUTE
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:icontoony-tornado:
Toony-Tornado Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
Holy, Fipping, Muffins, just look at that adorable baby angel!:iconhappytearsplz:
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:icondreamergirl-97:
DreamerGirl-97 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
OMG, das ist so cute!!!Omg so cute 
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:iconsvorec:
Svorec Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Student General Artist
There r so many lion king characters that I never even heard of
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:iconmzuriximane:
MzurixImane Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mheetu wasn't in the story long, he died before Nala went to find Simba.
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:icondali-arts:
Dali-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
There is no confirmation that Mheetu died, sure, maybe Scar or the hyenas killed him, or he either starved due to the lack of food or water, but there's not confirmation about it, and sorry if i'm wrong :c :3
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:iconvanfoxbat:
VanFoxbat Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
Awwww <3
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:iconshapatline747:
Shapatline747 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
He looks really cute.
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:iconisabellesusan:
Isabellesusan Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute
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:iconkovu500:
kovu500 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
OMG!!,so cute!
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:iconpxrseus:
pxrseus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG HES CUTE OH NO
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:iconploddy:
ploddy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor cub got deleted but he can still be found in the deep deep files of disney i was bothered to look he would have been a good character in the film poor thing why you delete mheetu disney hes cute :'(
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:icontheroseofsunrise:
theroseofsunrise Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
How cute! <3
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:iconeveelover:
EveeLover Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
well done
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:iconposhpegasus:
PoshPegasus Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Adorable!
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:iconsilvermuttt:
SilverMuttt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just WANT TO SQUEEZE HIS LIGHTS OUT!
:squee: Glomp! 
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:iconkt-jadeblaze:
KT-JadeBlaze Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww!  He looks so cute!  How did you decide on this color scheme?
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:iconjahzelita20:
jahzelita20 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
que tierno
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:iconmocha-passionona:
Mocha-Passionona Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
OMG THIS IS BEYOND ADORABLE
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:iconuzarithelioness:
UzariTheLioness Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
He is the most adorable cub I have ever seen! Especially the way you drew him! :3
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:iconscarsaretrue:
scarsaretrue Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Congrats I love it
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:iconforever-young-12:
forever-young-12 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
I always thought he was a headcannon lion... YAY MHEETU!!!!!!!!!
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:iconsaumai:
Saumai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student
You have a beautiful style)) you are my favorite artist!) You are beautiful! *Huggle! :happybounce: La la la la 
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:iconfloraiji30:
floraiji30 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How adorable!!!!
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:iconkayfedewa:
KayFedewa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
awesome. Is there a rule to making the "film colors" or do you just eyeball it? Have heard reference to comic/film colors before and never understood this!
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:icondj88:
DJ88 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you compare the colors of Simba or Nala from the comics and to the films. Then you imagine the colors of the other characters, and you change the colors. Also just studying the pallets, saturation, and so on that exist in the film "universe". I guess it's all kinda guessing and trial and error. Just make something that looks like it will fit within the films.
I actually made a long journal about it a while back because people were asking me how I find films colors for original characters.
here's the journal, it's a long read, but it's bascically the best answer I could give.
Getting movie Colors for TLK styled characters?WELL!!!
I have 2 notes and a comment or two asking how I get movie colors. So, instead of repeating myself, I figured I'd just make a journal about it. To share with everyone all at once! This can be a long one.... so bare with me.
THIS IS ALL THE RESULT OF MY PERSONAL PRACTICE AND OBSERVATIONS OF THE LION KING STYLE AND FILM. These methods and observations  may vary from your own observations, just do some trial and error. and good luck to it!
This could also possibly work for any other animal character you want to create. Color tone wise. not just for TLK
Some of the tips here can be obtained by certain digital art programs. I am personally familiar with Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop Elements 4. Anything else? You might have to look up a tutorial online. Remember, Google and or YouTube can be an artist's best friend these days! So many references, tutorials, and tips!
Guys, let me try to explain this, it is not that difficult to try and get your movie colors on your o
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:iconkayfedewa:
KayFedewa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
thanks for taking time to answer my questions. TLK fan comics are a seriously guilty pleasure of mine, (God they are so dramatic and juicy and soap-opera-y and i just LOVE THEM) but i only know what I see on DA, none of the official history stuff, so it will be fun to read up on that.
I binged on all your TLK fanart today. Really makes me want to attempt some. You are the master!
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:icondj88:
DJ88 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man no problem ;)
I still love to go through TLK fan art and comics every now and then. Even though I haven't been that involved/uploading in the fan community in some years.

And thanks for checking out my TLK related stuff. :D
I actually followed you because of your comic you used to upload (I think I started following you just before, or a little while after you ended the comic). So the very I idea that you are commenting on any of my stuff is pretty cool by the way lol.

So thanks for the comments and interest. :highfive:
And you should give the TLK art a go, it's pretty fun stuff. Even though I don't upload, I still draw it every once in a while.

Also. You should check out my friend :iconalbinoraven666fanart: 's  TLK-comic. It's one of the few that I actually keep track on and look forward to updates.
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:iconkayfedewa:
KayFedewa Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
OH YEAH youre friends with her? Her comics are the best! I spent like 3 hours binge-reading all of her comics the other night. So goooooddddd. So juicy and dramatic!
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:icondj88:
DJ88 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah man we're friends XD Her comic may be my favorite tlk comic. Not many others capture my attention in terms of plot/characters/or story as much as hers. Not that there aren't any other good comics out there. It's just me and my tastes I guess. Some are too dramatic, or I dont like some relationships/baby-daddy-ness. Or even subject matter.
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:iconkayfedewa:
KayFedewa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
its so true, theres a few good tlk comics out there but there is something about hers that really grips you. Its not just the art either (although it has gotten ridiiiiiculously pretty). She is a good character writer, I envy that!
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albinoraven666fanart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awww, yay I was mentioned! Thanks DJ
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:icondj88:
DJ88 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: No probs man :D
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:iconkatrinkie:
Katrinkie Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
This is good! On of my favorite pictures ;)
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:iconcouplesforbeyblade:
Couplesforbeyblade Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cute

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:iconjolin-chan:
Jolin-chan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Wah *_* So cute <3
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:iconrabia88:
rabia88 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
how do u the name? is there any other lion king other than lk1 lk2 and lk1 1/2.... ???
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:icondj88:
DJ88 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know the name and character because he is a deleted character from the first film. If you want to know more about the lion king, I suggest a google search, or go on the tlk wiki.
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AngelWolves1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THAT'S SO, WAY TOO ADORABLE! :icondawwwwplz:
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:iconsummerscent13:
summerscent13 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This is too cute!
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:iconkalthebrave:
KaltheBrave Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I may be about to implode. Because this is too much cute.
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:iconsharptoothslayer:
Sharptoothslayer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Nala has a cute little bro
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:iconblackalphadragon96:
Blackalphadragon96 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg
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:iconmadness-made-fresh:
Madness-Made-Fresh Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
More f'ing cuteness!
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