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The Morning Report
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Attribution information

Elton John


Tim Rice


   Jeff Bennett
   James Earl Jones
   Evan Saucedo

Release information

September 30, 2003




   The Legacy Collection: The Lion King
   The Lion King: Special Edition


The Lion King


Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip Art.pngThe Morning Report.ogg 

"The Morning Report" is a song composed by Elton John for The Lion King. It was released on September 30, 2003, as part of the Special Edition version of the film.


"The Morning Report" was first released in 1997 as part of the stage musical version of The Lion King. The musical number was added to the Special Edition version of the film with slight alterations. However, when the film was re-released in theaters in 3D, the song wasn't shown, nor was it included in the Diamond Edition released in 2011. However, it was included in the Diamond Edition as a bonus feature.


Zazu: (spoken)
Good morning, sire!

Mufasa: (spoken)
Good morning, Zazu.

Zazu: (spoken)
Checking in with the morning report.

Mufasa: (spoken)
Fire away!

Chimps are going ape, giraffes remain above it all
Elephants remember, though just what I can't recall
Crocodiles are snapping up fresh offers from the banks
Showed interest in my nest egg but I quickly said, "No thanks!"
We haven't paid the hornbills and the vultures have a hunch
Not everyone invited will be coming back from lunch

This is the morning report
Gives you the long and the short
Every grunt, roar, and snort
Not a tale I distort
On the morning report

Mufasa: (spoken)
What are you doing, son?

Simba: (spoken)

Mufasa: (spoken)
Let an old pro show you how it's done...

Oh, the buffalo have got a beef about this season's grass
Warthogs have been thwarted in attempts to save their gas
Flamingos in the pink are chasing secretary birds
Saffron is this season's color seen in all the herds
Moving down the rank and file to near the bottom rung
Far too many beetles...

Mufasa: (in the background/spoken)
Stay low to the ground.

Simba: (in the background/spoken)
Yeah, okay, stay low to the ground, right.

Mufasa: (in the background/spoken)
Shh! Not a sound...
Take it slow.
One more step. Then pounce!

...Are quite frankly in the dung.

This is the morning report
Gives you the long and the short
Every grunt, roar, and snort
Not a tale I distort
On the morning report

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