Religion in Disney's The Lion King

Life's greatest adventure is finding your place in the Circle of Life

“Simba let me tell you something my father once told me. Look at the stars. The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars. So whenever you feel alone just remember those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I”     - The Lion King (2004)

                Death and Resurrection are also themes of The Lion King.  When Scar’s plan of killing Mufasa is a success, Simba is still alive. Scar then makes Simba believe it was his fault, that he killed his father.

“Simba, what have you done. Of course you didn’t mean to, no one ever means for these things to happen. But the King is dead and if it weren’t for you he’d still be alive. What will your mother think? Run away Simba, run away and never return.”

                After Scar tells Simba this, Simba flees the Pride Lands for good. Scar sends the hyenas to kill him, but he escapes.  Simba then meets Timon and Pumba and starts a new life with them, not explaining his past. One night while looking at the sky Timon asks Simba what he thinks he lights in the sky are, and Simba gets upset and leaves to be alone.  When alone, Simba looks at the sky and says “You said you would always be there for me, but you’re not”. Mufasa then appears in the stars. He tells Simba he needs to be true to himself and that he is in fact, the real king of the Pride Lands. He needs to take his place in the circle of life.

The Simpson's version of Mufasa speaking to Simba

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