|Under the Stars|
May 31, 1994
In the soundtracks
In the film
"Under the Stars" is first heard in The Lion King after the "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" musical sequence. The score plays through the initial conversation between Simba and Nala, then cuts to Simba lamenting his father's death. It carries through parts of his interaction with Rafiki, including the scene where he chases Rafiki through dense jungle, then cuts to the triumphant "Busa Simba" theme.
Several sections of underscore were cut from this track. Early in the score, the track skips over the heated argument between Simba and Nala, and jumps straight to Simba's lamentations under the stars. When the track reaches Simba's conversation with Rafiki, several sections of score are cut, and the revelation of Mufasa's ghost is removed entirely.
In other media
In the stage musical, parts of "Under the Stars" can be heard in the cue "Pool Reveal". Parts of the score are cut, as the "He Lives In You (Reprise)" musical number replaces much of the original scene.
A remixed version of the score is heard in the 1994 video game The Lion King.
|The Lion King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
Circle of Life • I Just Can't Wait to Be King • Be Prepared • Hakuna Matata • Can You Feel the Love Tonight • This Land • ...To Die For • Under the Stars • King of Pride Rock • Circle of Life • I Just Can't Wait to Be King • Can You Feel the Love Tonight
|The Lion King: Special Edition|
Circle of Life • I Just Can't Wait to Be King • Be Prepared • Hakuna Matata • Can You Feel the Love Tonight • The Morning Report • This Land • ...To Die For • Under the Stars • King of Pride Rock • Circle of Life • I Just Can't Wait to Be King • Can You Feel the Love Tonight (End Title) • Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Remix) • The Hyenas