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Mufasa (2019 film)
Mufasa 2019
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Pride Lands


Pride Landers
Pride Lands monarchy
Simba's pride


King of the Pride Lands

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   Unnamed father
   Scar (brother)
   Sarabi (mate)
   Simba (son)
   Nala (daughter-in-law)
   Unnamed grandson

While others search for what they can take, a true king searches for what he can give.

Mufasa is an adult male lion. He is the brother of Scar and the mate of Sarabi, with whom he has a son, Simba.


The Lion King

Simba, let me tell you something my father told me. Look at the stars. The Great Kings of the Past look down on us from those stars.

Mufasa shows Simba the Pride Lands from atop Pride Rock

At Pride Rock, Mufasa and his mate Sarabi present their newborn son, Simba, to their subjects.

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.

Mufasa rescues Simba and Nala from Shenzi's clan

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.

Mufasa teaches Simba about the Great Kings of the Past

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.

Mufasa Clouds 2019

Mufasa appears before Simba as a spirit

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.

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