|Mufasa (2019 film)|
After the ceremony, Mufasa arrives with his steward, Zazu, and confronts his brother, Scar for missing the presentation. Scar laments being second-in-line behind Simba, but makes it clear that he will not challenge Mufasa’s kingship, again. As Scar slinks off, Zazu wonders why Mufasa refuses to run Scar off, to which Mufasa says that they are brothers and that Scar has a right to live in the Pride Lands.
Months pass, with Simba growing into a lively cub. One morning, he awakens Mufasa to take him on patrol. Mufasa leads him to the peak of Pride Rock, where he shows Simba his future kingdom. He encourages Simba to protect his homeland and to think about what he can give rather than take. He forbids his son to visit the place of shadows.
The two walk across the grasslands, and Mufasa teaches Simba about the Circle of Life. Just then, Zazu arrives and delivers his morning report. As he drones on, Mufasa instructs Simba in a pouncing lesson. Zazu flutters off, only to return quickly with news that hyenas are hunting in the Pride Lands. Mufasa rushes off to deal with the incursion, leaving Simba to return home.
Later, Mufasa journeys to the Elephant Graveyard to save his son from the hyenas. He brings Simba back to the Pride Lands and chastises him for disobeying. He then teaches Simba about the Great Kings of the Past and promises that he will always watch over his son.
The next day, Simba gets trapped in a stampede, and Mufasa rushes to save him. Though Mufasa manages to bear Simba to safety, he struggles to climb up the cliff wall himself. At the top, he is confronted by Scar, who heaves him to his death.
Simba mourns his father’s death and flees the Pride Lands in shame. Meanwhile, Scar becomes king and allows the hyenas to turn the kingdom into a wasteland.
Years later, Mufasa appears as a ghost to Simba, who is living in exile. He commands his son to return to the Pride Lands and seize his birthright. When Simba does become king, Mufasa speaks a final “Remember,” over his coronation.
Behind the scenes
- Mufasa is voiced by James Earl Jones.
- Mufasa is the only character in the 2019 remake to have the same voice actor as in the original film.