Leo the Lion: King of the Jungle

Synopsis: Leo the Lion, King of the Jungle, is estranged from his disaffected subjects. When he needs their help to rescue a young cub's mother from hunters, they refuse to give it unless he promises to be a better king. The cub shames him into agreeing.
46 min

Life's not fair, is it?

You see I -- well,

I... shall never be King.

And you...

shall never see the light of another day. ... Adieu...

Didn't your mother ever tell you not to play with your food?

What do you want?

I'm here to announce that King Mufasa is on his way.

So you'd better have a good excuse

for missing the ceremony this morning.

Oh now look, Zazu. You've made me lose my lunch.

Hah! You'll lose more than that when

the King gets through with you.

He's as mad as a hippo with a hernia.

Ohhh... I quiver with FEAR.

Now Scar, don't look at me that way...




Drop him.

Impeccable timing, your majesty.


Why! If it isn't my big brother descending

from on high to mingle with the commoners.

Sarabi and I didn't see you at the presentation of Simba.

That was today? Oh, I feel simply awful.

...Must have slipped my mind.

Yes, well, as slippery as your mind is,

as the king's brother,

you should have been first in line!

Well, I was first in line, ... until the little hairball was born.

"That ""hairball"" is my son -and your future king."

Ohh, I shall practice my curtsy.

Don't turn your back on me, Scar.

On, no, Mufasa. Perhaps you shouldn't turn your back on me.

Is that a challenge?

Temper, temper. I wouldn't dream of challenging you.

Pity! Why not?

Well, as far as brains go, I got the lion's share.

But, when it comes to brute strength ...

I'm afraid I'm at the shallow end of the gene pool.

There's one in every family sire...

Two in mine actually. And they always manage to ruin special occasions.

What am I going to do with him?

He'd make a very handsome throw rug.


And just think! Whenever he gets dirty,

you could take him out and beat him.

Hmmm... Ah heh heh heh heh heh...


Hmmm... Ah heh heh heh heh heh.

Dad! Daad! Come on, Dad, we gotta go, wake up!



Dad? Daad. Dad, ...

Your son.... is awake....

Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad...

Before sunrise, he's your son.

Dad? Daad! Come on, Dad! Daa- Whoa!

You promised!

Okay, okay. I'm up. I'm up.


Look Simba. Everything the light touches is our kingdom.


A king's time as ruler rises and falls like the sun.

One day Simba, the sun will set on my time here

and will rise with you as the new king.

And this'll all be mine?


Everything the light touches...What about that shadowy place?

"That's beyond our borders; you must never go there, Simba."

But I thought a king can do whatever he wants.

Oh, there's more to being king than-- getting your way all the time.

There's more?


Everything you see exists together, in a delicate balance.

As king, you need to understand that balance,

and respect all the creatures

from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.

But, Dad, don't we eat the antelope?

Yes, Simba, but let me explain.

When we die,our bodies become the grass.

And the antelope eat the grass.

And so, we are all connected in the great Circle of Life.

Good morning, sire!

Good morning, Zazu.

Checking in... with the morning report.

Fire away.

Well! The buzz from the bees is that

the leopards are in a bit of a spot ...

Oh, really?

And the baboons are going ape over this.

What are you doing, son?

- What are you doing, son?

- Of course, the giraffes are acting like they're above it all....

- Pouncing.

- Let an old pro show you how it's done.

- The tick birds are pecking on the elephants.

I told the elephants to forget it, but they can't ...

Zazu, would you turn around?

Yes, sire.The Cheetahs are hard up, but as I always say ...

Stay low to the ground.

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