@Kire-Kitsune wrote:And I love Margie. Even if the whole thing between her and Bart is an uncomfortable parallel to Simba and Nala. (Come to think of it, that whole plot arc is similar to the Lion King...)
I love you ! Seriously, I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed this.
For the record, I'm glad Bart/Margie wasn't fully realized (though Perfect Works has a wedding picture). Still, those kind of marriage used to be common in royalty (and other places in the world) and it's judged more socially acceptable because it's not a brother/sister situation. I guess my problem though is that Bart and Margie always behaved more like siblings than love interests. I had the same opinion on Edward and Winry from FMA (first anime)... until Brotherhood surprisingly changed my mind.
Their story didn't just remind me of the Lion King. They also remind me of Tancredi and his cousin Concetta from The Leopard (by Lampedusa... there was a movie adaptation by Visconti... though I prefer the book). They don't end up marrying each other in the story (though their family and the cousin wanted to).