Rani (The Lion Guard) In "The Wisdom of Kongwe", Mufasa speaks to his son and grandson over his brother's return. • Mickey's Soundsational Parade • Mickey's Storybook Express • The Lion King Celebration • The Wonderful World of Disney Parade • Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams The "Safety Smart: On the Go!" Thirteen million copies were sold while it was still in print in the late 1990s. In The Lion Guard, the majority of the series takes place after Kiara meets Kovu, but before her first hunt. Simba's uncle and Mufasa's brother Scar plots to take the throne for himself and tells Simba about an elephant graveyard, a place where Mufasa has warned Simba not to go. DuckTales: Scrooge McDuck • Donald Duck (Classic) • Huey, Dewey, and Louie • Webbigail Vanderquack • Mrs. Beakley • Beagle Boys (Big Time, Burger, and Bouncer) • Gyro • Darkwing Duck • Falcon Graves • Pixiu Chinese Dragon • Peghook's Ghost • Launchpad McQuack • Hack and Slash Smashnikov • Gizmoduck • Shadow Magica • Ma Beagle • Flintheart Glomgold • Pharaoh Toth-Ra • Headless Man-Horse, Inside Out: Joy • Sadness • Anger • Disgust • Fear • Bing Bong • Frank and Dave • Forgetters • Jangles • Rainbow Unicorn Mufasa has a few brief appearances as a spirit in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. Circle of Life / Nants' Ingonyama; I Just Can't Wait to Be King … , The sequel The Lion King II: Simba's Pride was directed by Darrell Rooney and produced by Jeannine Roussel, with Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus writing the screenplay. 1. When Simba finds his father dead, Scar tricks Simba into believing it is his fault Mufasa is dead and tells him to run away, as his mother and pride will never forgive him for the death of his father. These might provide you a good name because your own dog may resemble the cartoon or character … Unadjusted for inflation, it is the ninth-highest-grossing film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, behind The Lion King ($422.8 million), Frozen ($400.7 million), Zootopia ($341.3 million), Moana … The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa follows the further adventures of the titular meerkat and warthog duo. Two spin-off television series have been produced, one focusing on the characters of Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog called Timon & Pumbaa, and the other focusing on new character Kion called The Lion Guard. • Disneyland Forever • Happily Ever After • HarmonioUS • Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light • The Magic, the Memories and You • Once Upon a Time • Tree of Life Awakens • Wonderful World of Animation • World of Color • "The Queen's Visit" • "The Fall of Mizimu Grove" • "Fire from the Sky" After forgiving Simba, Mufasa then teaches him about the kings of the past, who will guide him in the years to come, hoping to prepare Simba for his eventual death when the time comes. The plot of this animated film is heavily influenced by another Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet. Agent • Mike Wazowski • Celia Mae • Flint • Mr. Waternoose • James P. Sullivan • Randall Boggs • Roz • Phlegm • Charlie • Simulation Kid • Garbage Cube • Harley • Spike Relatives Though the ability to summon and speak to the deceased is kept confidential and is to be exclusive to the Royal family and its royal mjuzi, Makini shares this news with a cobra named Ushari, who ponders on whether or not evil lions can also be summoned; more specifically Scar. Mufasa, though disappointed in his son for disobeying him, forgives Simba, telling him that he was scared for Simba's safety and that there is a difference between bravery and foolish bravado. Good Done by Annie Erskine. Jerry Stiller as Uncle Max 5. The Lion King 1½: Digga Tunnah • That's All I Need • Sunrise, Sunset • Grazing in the Grass • "Good Mousekeeping" • "Brazil Nuts" • "South Sea Sick/The Lion Sleeps Tonight" • "Never Everglades" • "Cooked Goose" • "Yukon Con" • "Doubt of Africa" • "How to Beat the High Costa Rica" • "Swiss Missed" • "Russia Hour" • "You Ghana Join the Club" • "Uganda Be an Elephant" • "To Kilimanjaro Bird" • "Rocky Mountain Lie" • "Amazon Quiver" • "French Fried" • "Big Top Breakfast" • "Madagascar About You" • "Truth or Zaire" • "Mojave Desserted" • "Beauty and the Wildebeest" • "Don't Break the China" • "Can't Take a Yolk" • "The Pain in Spain" • "Frantic Atlantic" • "Unlucky in Lesotho" • "Rafiki's Apprentice" • "Tanzania Zany" • "Guatemala Malarkey" • "Mombasa-In-Law" • "TV Dinner" • "Back Out in the Outback" • "Gabon with the Wind" • "Timon's Time Togo" • "The Law of the Jungle" • "Manhattan Mishap" • "Paraguay Parable" • "Be More Pacific" • "Going Uruguay" • "Let's Serengeti Out of Here" • "Congo on Like This" • "Okay Bayou?" In "Journey to the Pride Lands", after his healing, Kion talks to Mufasa whether or not he should stay at the Tree of Life with Queen Rani. When they refused, a furious Scar wiped them out with the roar, but his action caused him to lose the roar forever. Some scholars such as Ellen Snodgrass, and others have observed similarities with the 13th-century Epic of Sundiata to Walt Disney's 1994 animated film The Lion King. Inspiration Watch the official Voice Cast & Behind The Scenes from THE LION KING an Disney Live Action movie starring Donald Glover, Seth Rogen and Beyoncé. The first three animated films are widely known for being influenced by the works of William Shakespeare, as well as other works based on his material. Circle of Life: An Environmental FableFantasmic!It's a Small WorldThe Legend of the Lion KingWorld of ColorIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightHappily Ever After Worried and insecure, Kion summons Mufasa for counsel. Both sexes have a tail tuft, always black in color, though cubs are born without this tuft. It is not until Simba is a young adult lion that he meets Nala again, and the two lions fall in love. He then teaches Simba about the Great Kings of the Past, who will guide him, in subtle preparation of his eventual death and physical separation from his son.  Five specially trained animators and technicians spent more than two years creating the 2½ minute stampede sequence. This kind of trait is further supported when Mufasa told Kion that he still loves him and will always be there for him even though Kion looks like Scar now. Nathan Lane as Timon 2. The creative think-tank produced a character makeover for Simba and a radically revised second half of the film. However, Scar has become increasingly jealous over his brother’s position partially due to the venom from his wound and tries to overthrow him by using his roar but ended up losing it for doing such. The Lion King 1½: Ma • Uncle Max • Iron Joe • Meerkat Colony Samuel E. Wright (musical; debut) At the end of each episode, Timon and Pumbaa sing a musical number reviewing all that they learned on the episode in question. Dec 25, 2013 - First there were Disney princesses with beards. Television programs As leader of the Lion Guard, Kion is gifted with a power called the Roar of the Elders which when used, causes the great lion spirits of the Pride Lands' past to roar with him. Deleted: Diku • Baasho • Iggy • Herr Rhino • Kwashi • Bhati • Mheetu • Banagi • Daabi • Dwala • Naanda, Season One: "Boara Boara" • "Saskatchewan Catch" • "Kenya Be My Friend?"  International productions include a British at the Lyceum Theatre in London, a Canadian at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, a Mexican in Mexico City, and a South African in Johannesburg, among others. Allies On June 13, 2006, the Broadway production moved to the Minskoff Theatre to make way for the musical version of Mary Poppins, where it is still running.  The parade featured six floats designed around different aspects of Africa, dancers dressed in animal costumes and a Pride Rock float featuring Simba and Nala. A short-form series in which Bunga and Ono from The Lion Guard pick two animals to compete in contests such as "Who's Quicker?" He later makes an indirect appearance by communicating with Rafiki via the wind. However, their fun is interrupted when Zazu informs Mufasa that Sarabi is leading an attack against the invading hyenas coming into the Pride Lands. Once his plan has been achieved and Kiara and Kovu are wedded, he congratulates Simba for his decision as he, Nala, Kovu and Kiara stand on Pride Rock ("Well done, my son. Mufasa appears in the animated series, as well as its pilot film The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. Mufasa and Sarabi on the day of Simba's presentation. When Simba was a small cub, Mufasa came to Wildebeest Gorge to save him from being crushed by stampeding wildebeests. Kovu and Kiara leap between them and Kiara reminds her father that, by his own words, "we are one". The soundtrack also includes Ennio Morricone's theme from "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly".. Kiara. Meanwhile, Janja the hyena and his clan, along with their new ally Ushari the cobra, orchestrate events that allow them to summon the spirit of Scar in order to defeat the Lion Guard and take over the Pride Lands. Shenzi, fearful of Mufasa's wrath and acknowledging his strength, allows them to leave unharmed. Also, Mufasa was originally going to not appear again following his death at the stampede, but in the final draft of the film, it was decided to bring back him via Simba's visions as the writers thought that without his presence, Sim… Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light, After Simba banishes Kovu for supposedly causing an ambush, 21 things you didn't know about The Lion King, https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Mufasa?oldid=4389760, Characters in the Disney animated features canon, Some of the vocalizations for Mufasa were recycled from that of the, Mufasa was inspired by King Hamlet from Shakespeare's play, Mufasa's voice actor, James Earl Jones, and Sarabi's voice actress, Madge Sinclair, also played African King Jaffe and Queen Aeoleon in the 1988 live-action film, Mufasa's character design would go on to influence the final design of. Jonathan Taylor Thomas as young Simba 2. The film is produced by Favreau's Fairview Entertainment. This attraction ran from June 1994 to February 2002. Mufasa's spirit in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. Lion eyes are most commonly amber, but brown-eyed green-eyed, red-eyed, and blue-eyed lions have been observed. Scar's next plan is to lure Simba into a gorge while the hyenas create a wildebeest stampede. The books were approved by Disney and take place after The Lion King. Later, Scar sets in motion a plot to assassinate Mufasa, causing a wildebeest stampede with the hyenas' aid and having Simba practice roaring in the gorge as part of the trap. Several months later, she was joined by Jonathan Roberts in the rewriting process. The Lion King is the original film of the franchise. • "Beware the Zimwi" • "Lions of the Outlands" • "Never Roar Again" • "The Lost Gorillas" • "The Trail to Udugu" • "Ono's Idol" • "Beshte and the Hippo Lanes" • "Ono the Tickbird" Instead, Scar cruelly pierces Mufasa's paws with his claws. Don't fight fire with fire," and uses this advice to summon the Great Kings of the Past who rain upon Scar's firey spirit, extinguishing and neutralizing the evil lion. Widely regarded as the one of greatest stage and screen actors both in his native USA and internationally, James Earl Jones was born on … As a king and a father, Mufasa is instructive and wise, borne down by years of experience and instruction. Books: Marvel Comics • The Art and Making of The Lion King, Entertainment: Animagique • Disney's Believe • Disney Dreams: An Enchanted Classic • Disney's Wishes • Fantasmic! His rule over the Pride Lands results in a period of prosperity, reflecting his reasonable and responsible approach to kingship. After Simba banishes Kovu for supposedly causing an ambush by Zira, Simba tries to justify his actions by stating Mufasa would have done the same. Kion contemplates never using the Roar again, for he fears turning into Scar. Since getting his scar, Kion hadn't spoken to his grandfather, not wanting to face him when he looked like the lion who betrayed him. A wounded Simba exiles Kovu as he thinks Kovu was behind the ambush, but Kiara, knowing that Kovu would never do such a thing, runs away from Pride Rock against her father's orders and reunites with Kovu and convinces him to return with her to reunite their prides. In "Friends to the End", Kion runs off to calm himself and tries to ask Mufasa why the scar on his face is bothering him. Zira refuses to end the battle, but Vitani and the other Outsiders understand Kiara's words and abandon their leader and join the Pridelanders. The Lion King is a Disney media franchise comprising a film series and additional media. The film focuses on Simba and Nala's cub Kion, who as second-born to the throne, becomes leader of the Lion Guard, a group that protects the Pride Lands and defends the Circle of Life. The series follows the adventures of Simba and Nala's son Kion as he assembles the titular group of animals to protect the Pride Lands. Hero: Simba- when he is just a cub he is faced with responsibility and runs from it and he is taken on a journey. Aside from this film, two other DVDs, Dining Out... and On Holiday... are an hour compilation of other episodes of the series. On June 9, 2014, it was announced that a second TV show called The Lion Guard would premiere on Disney Junior and Disney Channel. Together with Timon (voiced by Bruce Lanoil) and Pumbaa (voiced by Ernie Sabella), students will learn a variety of safety lessons for around the house, for the environment, and for in the water that will help themselves and others avoid injuries, live problem-free, and be Safety Smart. Rowan Atkinson as Zazu 9. The Lion King is a Disney media franchise comprising a film series and additional media. Disney released Rhythm of the Pride Lands on February 28, 1995 as a sequel to the soundtrack of the first film.  New characters Bunga the honey badger, Ono the egret, Beshte the hippo, and Fuli the cheetah are Kion's friends and members of his Lion Guard.. Mufasa has amber-gold fur, while his muzzle, paws, and underbelly are all beige in color. Encouraged, Simba returns to the Pride Lands with Nala as well as Timon, Pumbaa and Zazu, where he discovers the truth about how Scar murdered Mufasa. Patrolling the Pride Lands, pouncing lessons, his family, the Morning Report, giving out advice and wisdom, speaking to Kion, peace, order, safety Sadly, he had no solution on how to defeat Scar but was confident the answer laid somewhere in the Pride Lands, which led to Simba and the Lion Guard seek out the wisdom of Kongwe. But Scar let the power go to his head, making him believe he'd be a worthier king than Mufasa and attempted to rally the Lion Guard to help him overthrow his older brother. "Who Has Better Hair?" Mufasa first appears as an image in the sky overlooking the presentation ceremony of his granddaughter Kiara with a mixture of affection and pride. Beauty and the Beast: Belle • Maurice • Chip Potts • Mrs. Potts • Gaston • LeFou • FrouFrou • Chapeau • Plumette • Beast • Cogsworth • Lumiere • The Enchantress Similar multiplication occurs in the "Be Prepared" musical number with identical marching hyenas. Likes Here's The Real Story", "Joe Leydon. Author Peter M. Nichols wrote in his book New York Times Essential Library: Children's Movies: A Critic's Guide to the Best Films Available on Video and DVD that Scar "is the most interesting character in the film," describing Simba and Mufasa "bores in comparison."  Both projects were in production at the same time, and most of the staff preferred to work on Pocahontas, believing it would be the more prestigious and successful of the two. Mufasa successfully saves Simba but is injured and struggles to climb up a cliff to safety.  The Lion King 1½ sold 6 million DVD and VHS units in North America. This lesson is explained with live-action footage, some left over from Symbiosis. Simba's disobedience, Scar's rudeness, threats to his kingdom and family, betrayal, being "forgotten", disturbances in the Circle of Life, selfishness, hyenas, disorder, trouble in the Pridelands, civil unrest • Remember Who You Are • This is My Home • The Rightful King He is not strictly business, often playing games with his majordomo Zazu, and is unafraid of showing affection, as seen when he greets Rafiki with a hug prior to the presentation of Simba. Despite his majestic exterior, Mufasa is kind-hearted and playful, showing respect for all the creatures, even those who are perceived as lower than himself. Zazu then reminds Mufasa of his early years as a rambunctious cub. As a spirit, he is shown to give time for his plans to work and never give up hope on them, even with the setbacks that stand in the way of his goals being reached, waiting till Simba reaches adulthood to guide him back on the path as the rightful king and persuading Rafiki to bring together Kovu and Kiara. There is also an added scene in which Mufasa tells Zazu of his concerns about Simba's daring behavior. Julie Kavner as Ma 4. In a series of events (ones involving Janja's betrayal of Scar), Kion managed to defeat and destroy Scar forever, but not before receiving a facial wound identical to his great uncle's, courtesy of the cobra Ushari (who is later killed in the fight). Animalistic strength It was not released again on DVD until August 31, 2004, when it was a two-disc special edition. A Broadway-caliber short-form stage musical named Festival of the Lion King is performed live in Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Florida and in Adventureland at Hong Kong Disneyland. In "The Rise of Scar", Rafiki's apprentice, Makini, inadvertently witnesses a conversation between Kion and Mufasa's spirit (who cautions Kion not to lose his temper and thus his control of the roar). Mufasa is a featured article, which means it has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Disney Wiki community. Scar then tricks Simba into thinking that he is responsible for his father's death and tells him to run away, only to later order the hyenas to kill Simba, but they fail.  While it has been referred to as a prequel, the film has been described as being set after the events of the 2019 film while also exploring Mufasa's formative years.. Mufasa encouraged him not to let others' doubt of him weigh him down, or not give up just because of a defeat. Enemies Scar then told the other lions that both Mufasa and Simba had died in the stampede, allowing him to take control of the Pride Lands as its new king. During the scene, the lionesses and Rafiki perform the musical number "Rafiki Mourns" where they hold a funeral for him, followed by Scar giving a eulogy about Mufasa's death just as he and the hyenas take over the Pride Lands. A 70 mm film entitled Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable is shown in the Harvest Theater in The Land Pavilion at Epcot in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Ultimately, he is willing to sacrifice his life for his family, proving his love for them to be stronger than concern for himself. The series The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa had a direct-to-video film named Around the World with Timon and Pumbaa, with Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella reprising their roles as Timon and Pumbaa respectively. Simba allows the Outsiders, including Kovu, to return to the Pride Lands, and Kovu is allowed to stand with Kiara at the top of Pride Rock. Season Two: "Babysitter Bunga" • "The Savannah Summit" • "The Traveling Baboon Show" • "Ono and the Egg" • "The Rise of Scar" • "Let Sleeping Crocs Lie" • "Swept Away" • "Rafiki's New Neighbors" • "Rescue in the Outlands" • "The Ukumbusho Tradition" • "The Bite of Kenge" • "Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas" • "The Morning Report" • "The Golden Zebra" • "The Little Guy" • "Divide and Conquer" • "The Scorpion's Sting" • "The Wisdom of Kongwe" • "The Kilio Valley Fire" • "Undercover Kinyonga" • "Cave of Secrets" • "The Zebra Mastermind" • "The Hyena Resistance" • "The Underground Adventure" • "Beshte and the Beast" • "Pride Landers Unite!" A total of thirteen supervising animators from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disney-MGM Studios were responsible for establishing the personalities and setting the tone for the first film's main characters. Mufasa is ultimately portrayed as an "ideal king"; powerful, yet kind-hearted, which is contrasted to the deceitfulness and lust for power of Scar. , The soundtrack for the third film, The Lion King 1½: Songs From Timon and Pumbaa's Hilarious Adventure, was released to CD by Disney on February 10, 2004. The film concludes with the Pride Lands turning green with life again and Rafiki presenting Simba and Nala's newborn cub. King of the Pride Lands (formerly) The film is a chronologically concurrent sequel to the first film, focusing on Timon and Pumbaa. A series of shorts based on the "Wild About Safety" series, called "Safety Smart: On the Go! Scar frantically tries to convince the pride that Simba is lying and plans to kill him. Early production of The Lion King began in late 1988, with the film originally being titled King of the Kalahari and later King of the Jungle. Mufasa The Games include: one in which Pumbaa uses his gas to destroy fruits and bugs (and even a kitchen sink) that fall out of trees, a variation of pinball, a game where players use a peashooter to hit enemy creatures in the jungle, a game where Timon has to jump onto hippos in order to cross a river to deliver bugs to Pumbaa, and a variation of Puyo Puyo called Bug Drop. In the midst of his reign, Mufasa was killed by his envious brother, Scar, in an effort to steal the throne.  The series was developed by Ford Riley, who also serves as writer and executive producer. Appearance Meanwhile, Simba travels to the Elephant Graveyard, having been manipulated by Scar, not knowing it's a plot by Scar to kill him. However, his brother Scar is jealous of Mufasa's position as king and forms a plan to kill Mufasa and Simba, who is Mufasa's heir, so he can be king. • "Oregon Astray" • "New Guinea Pig" • "Isle of Manhood" • "Puttin' on the Brits" • "Klondike Con" • "Isle Find Out" • "Beetle Romania" • "Rumble in the Jungle" • "Wide Awake in Wonderland" • "Zazu's Off-by-One Day" • "Animal Barn" • "Roach Hotel" • "Africa-Dabra!" Simba, along with Nala, Timon, and Pumbaa go to the Pride Rock, where Simba confronts, fights, and defeats Scar, who is later betrayed and killed by his own army of hyenas as a result of Scar's blaming of the hyenas for Mufasa's death. In the Magic Kingdom's nighttime spectacular, Happily Ever After, Mufasa's spirit appears as the introduction of the "Go the Distance" sequence. Scar.  Irene Mecchi joined the team that summer to help further develop the characters and define their personalities. Kovu. Pridelanders, Zazu, Gopher Portrayed by The animation team studied real-life animals for reference, as was done for the earlier film Bambi. Kion apologizes for not coming to Mufasa for advice about his troubles concerning his scar while the late lion reaffirms he will always be there him. We start off by bringing you the names of Disney characters which are actually dogs. The series centers around Simba's son, and Mufasa's grandson, Kion, who is tasked with protecting the Pride Lands through a team known as the "Lion Guard". Most of us have watched The Lion King and enjoyed it thoroughly, and with the newest movie remake out, people have started comparing both versions of the movie. The film ran for 23 years before ultimately closing on February 3, 2018. Robert Guillaume as Rafiki 8. Kiara tells her father otherwise, knowing her grandfather would have forgiven Kovu for his former involvement with Zira's plans and seen that the ambush was not his fault, and that he (Simba) will never be Mufasa, leaving Simba devastated. During its release in 1994, The Lion King was widely praised and acclaimed, grossing more than $783 million worldwide, becoming the most successful film released that year, and, as of May 2020, is the forty-ninth highest-grossing film of all time. Games Movies TV Video. ** The Lion King 1½ was also released theatrically in some countries and selected American cities. Find Out Why is a short educational series that features Timon and Pumbaa answering science questions like why there is lightning, why we sneeze, why pandas don't live in deserts, why there is wind, and why an airplane flies. Telling him that Mufasa lives on in Simba's heart, Mufasa is summoned up in the sky before Simba. Taking Simba with him, he explains about the circle of life and later encourages Simba to practice pouncing on Zazu.  Some of the film's characters are playable in Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure, a spin-off of the Tony Hawk games. It centers around Simba and Nala's second-born cub Kion, who becomes leader of the Lion Guard, a team that protects the Pride Lands and defends the Circle of Life. Kion; Kopa; Kovu; Kwaheri; L. Leo; M. Malka; Malo; Mayai; Mega; Mheetu; Mohatu; Mortolo; Mufasa; N. Nala's Father; Nefu; N cont. Well now that the lion guard season 3 has ended, we see why there can't be a 4th season of the lion guard because kion and his friends are no longer part of the lion guard. Mufasa tells Simba that as his son and rightful heir, Simba must remember who he is and return to the Pride Lands to take his place in the Circle of Life.  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