Cape Dogs are a group of wild canines that were set to appear in The Lion King.
Role in the film
In an early draft for The Lion King, the cape dogs appeared alongside Scar as his minions and comrades. They were to aid Scar in his scheme to kill Mheetu and Simba in a wildebeest stampede. The dogs were eventually replaced by Banzai, Ed, and Shenzi, whose roles were virtually identical to the one the cape dogs would have filled.