Simba, the lion cub who is heir to King Mufasa, is taught to respect all creatures, great and small. They are all part of the Circle of Life. When the evil Scar initiates a wildebeest stampede that kills Mufasa, he blames Simba for his father's death and convinces Simba to run away.
So begins the journey from boyhood to manhood for Simba. Cast out into exile, Simba must fend for himself and, with the help of Timon and Pumbaa, he makes a lifestyle of "Hakuna Matata," no responsibilities, no cares. Only when Simba's old friend Nala appears, pleading with Simba to save the Pride Lands from the evil Scar, does he spring into action to take his rightful place in the Circle of Life as the new Lion King.
Our story ends as King Simba and his mate, Nala, look on while Rafiki, the baboon, hoists their cub into the air. All the creatures of the kingdom cheer! Someday, the sun will rise on this cub's time. The Circle of Life begins again!
Timon & Pumbaa: Timon, a meerkat, and his sidekick, Pumbaa, a warthog, provide "The Lion King" with its outrageous comic relief. Living a life of "Hakuna Matata," they have no worries, no responsibilities, and no cares. They even pass on this lifestyle to their adopted cub friend, Simba. Only when Simba is called into action to save the Pride Lands do Timon and Pumbaa discover that they are really warriors at heart (even if they are somewhat cowardly).