|Rafiki (2019 film)|
Rafiki is an adult male mandrill.
Years after, a piece of Simba’s mane reaches Rafiki’s tree, and he realizes that Simba is alive. He journeys to the jungle, where he finds Simba distressed over the prospect of returning home. Rafiki reveals that he had known Simba’s father, Mufasa, and implores Simba to follow him in order to see his father again.
Rafiki leads Simba on a chase through the jungle until they reach a pool. He instructs Simba to look at his reflection. Though at first doubtful, Simba does so and sees Mufasa’s face in the water. He encounters the spirit of his father, after which he agrees to return home. Rafiki celebrates the decision as Simba races off.
Later, during the battle at Pride Rock, Rafiki uses his staff to fend off hyenas. After the pride achieves victory, Rafiki watches Simba ascend Pride Rock.
Months later, he presents Simba’s cub to the Pride Lands.
Behind the scenes
- Rafiki is voiced by John Kani.