The Rightful King
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Attribution information
Composer

Hans Zimmer

Mixer

Alan Meyerson

Release information
Released

June 24, 2014

Track

21

Length

11:40

Albums

The Legacy Collection: The Lion King

Appearances

The Lion King

Samples
Versions

Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip Art.pngThe Rightful King (Part 1).ogg 
Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip Art.pngThe Rightful King (Part 2).ogg 
Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip Art.pngThe Rightful King (Score Demo) (Part 1).ogg 
Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip Art.pngThe Rightful King (Score Demo) (Part 2).ogg 

It is time.
Rafiki on Simba's coronation[src]

"The Rightful King" is a musical piece composed by Hans Zimmer for The Lion King. It was released on June 24, 2014, as part of The Legacy Collection: The Lion King.

Use

In the soundtracks

"The Rightful King" was initially released under the title "Simba & Nala Move In - King Of The Priderock" on the complete film score. However, the album was retracted after one day. On June 24, 2014, The Legacy Collection: The Lion King was released, with "Simba & Nala Move In - King Of The Priderock" having been remixed and titled "The Rightful King".

In the film

"The Rightful King" can be heard from when Scar calls to Sarabi from atop Pride Rock to just after Scar pretends to submit to Simba and tries to slink away. After a brief quiet section, the score picks up at the start of the fight between Scar and Simba and concludes with the reprise of "Circle of Life" heard at the conclusion of the film.

Behind the scenes

  • The music that scores Simba's rise to Pride Rock is accompanied by a chorus singing in Swahili. This chorus sings the same lyrics as that featured at the end of the stage musical version. Why this was cut from the original film is unknown.

References

  1. Revealed in Disney's The Lion King 1½ (2004). Written by Tom Rogers, and directed by Bradley Raymond. Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc.


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