The Family Tree
The Family Tree 1
Attribution Information

Per Hedman


Fernando Güell

Publication Information



October 14, 2003



The Family Tree is a comic inspired by The Lion King. It was published in Germany on October 14, 2003.


Simba falls into a Rhino's family tree and he is unable to escape, so the Rhino has to destroy the tree.


In the comic, Mufasa asks Simba and Nala to stop scuffling in the den at Pride Rock, but Simba complains that it's no fun being in the den. One of the lionesses (most likely Sarabi or Sarafina) tells them that they can go outside once the rain has stopped. When it stops raining, the cubs run outside on their way to Slide Rock. Along the way, it starts to rain again, and the cubs seek shelter under a rhino. While they stay underneath the rhino, he explains that the tree he is standing next to is his family tree and very important to him.

When it stops raining again, the cubs get to Slide Rock, and start sliding down the slippery surface. After a while, Simba's and Nala's paws both start to hurt, so Simba suggests they slide down on leafs. When Simba slides too far and falls off the edge and into the hollow trunk of the rhino's family tree, the rhino has to make a difficult choice by saving Simba and uprooting his family tree. Because his family tree is down, Simba, Nala, and the rhino go back into the den at Pride Rock to which the rhino claims it is much more cozy and dry than under his tree.