Simba is on his way to doom when Mufasa comes to his aid again. Scar returns to Pride Rock to announce that both Simba and Mufasa have perished in the stampede and assumes the role as king. Simba recalls another starry night and his father's reassuring words. Simba did as he was told, unaware that his uncle's hyenas friends had been ordered to finish him of. They meet at the top of Pride Rock surrounded by flames where Scar begs for his life, saying that he's family and that the hyenas are the real enemy.
I'm gonna be King of Pride Rock. Ahadi supposed Mohatu was pleased that Ahadi was not conceited or arrogant but surely a future king should be someone who was confident in their ability to lead — shouldn't he? But the ground starts shaking and Simba looks up to see the herd of wildebeest charging down the gorge straight for him. Mufasa leads Rafiki to his mate Sarabi who is holding their newborn cub. ~ Zazu is caught and plunged into a thermal cauldron, barely escaping with his feathers intact. As they looked out at the rising sun, Mufasa pointed to the light beams that stretched across the Pride Lands. Scar warned the hyenas to be prepared. ~ As storm clouds gather, Nala arrives to fight at Simba's side - Timon and Pumbaa too - and together they move onward to do whatever must be done.
Early one morning, he and Mufasa climbed to the top of Pride Rock. In the desert, Simba has collapsed under the heat and a group of vultures descends on him. Only the bravest lions go there. Samba tells him that he was destined to be the king of the jungle to ensure peace of every animal. The hyenas slicked away, and Mufasa glared at Simba. Scar suggests they eat Zazu as Banzai lets slip Mufasas name before he corrects himself under Scars glare. ~ From within a massive skull comes chilling laughter, and in the empty sockets blazing eyes appear.
The cub merely gazed back at his father with a look of complete apathy. Gloating, Scar recalls Mufasa's death. Rafiki follows him and asks him a series of rhetorical questions and chanting seemingly nonsensical words. Young Simba: Everything the light touches… But what about that shadowy place? The earth itself appears to crack apart in the face of Scar's villainous ambitions. It is an animated film as are all Disney movies.
The whole community of animals is here at Pride Rock to witness young Simba because he is the future king. This film takes place in the Pride Lands of Africa, King Mufasa, the ruling lion and Queen Sarabi present their new-born son Simba; the new heir of the throne, to the animals of pride rock. Pumbaa asks what the sparkling lights in the sky are to which Timon replies that they're fireflies that got stuck in the big, bluish-black thing. Scar then tells Simba that he should leave because Mufasas death was his fault and the kingdom will be angry with him. Meeting up with two outcasts named Timon and Pumbaa, Simba embraces their ways of 'Hakuna Matata'. Simba runs off as Scar instructs his hyenas to kill him. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king.
The three hyenas freeze until Mufasa's paw sends them running. ~ High on Pride Rock, Mufasa the Lion King waits, watching as the creatures of his domain gather below to celebrate the arrival of the newborn Prince. He cleverly plots his murder and gives it the shape of and accident. Rafiki says that it doesn't matter because its in the past, but though the past may still hurt, one can either run from it or learn from it. Pumbaa and Timon - a banquet and a tasty snack - ham it up Hawaiian style. You will find that you are more than what you have become. ~ Timon pries Simba's lips apart to reveal a fearsome set of teeth - the jaws of a carnivore.
Fortunately, seeing Pumbaa, Nala took the opportunity to camouflage on the grass and sneak up very quietly towards Pumbaa. He finds Rafiki mediating on a rock and asks if he knew his father. Suddenly, a meerkat and a warthog charge into them, bucking and kicking them away as part of their favorite game; bowling for buzzards. On a particular morning, animals from all the Pride Lands had journeyed to Pride Rock to honor the birth of their newborn cub, Simba. They ask Simba what he thinks.
He tries to justify his decision before yelling at the night sky that Mufasa wasn't there for him and feeling solemn that it was his fault. Pumbaa picks Simba up and carries him into the shade where he's revived. As the dust settles, Simba runs down to look for his father. Promise me you never visit that dread- full place. But the herds have moved on, and the larder is bare. ~ Timon pulls back a fern and Simba is introduced to his new friends' lair, a jungle paradise complete with hanging vines, a carpet of soft grasses, and a canopy of leaves.