The Lion King Simbas Mighty Adventure
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The franchise mainly revolves about a pride of lions who oversee a large swath of African savanna as their \"kingdom\" known as the Pride Lands, with their leader Simba watching over it as \"king\". The first three animated films are widely known for being influenced by the works of William Shakespeare, as well as other works based on his material.
A second TV show called The Lion Guard premiered on Disney Junior and Disney Channel; it first appeared as a television movie called The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar which debuted on November 22, 2015, followed by a series which began airing on January 15, 2016. A preschool-oriented spin-off, the series was developed by Ford Riley, who also serves as writer and executive producer. It centers around Simba and Nala's second-born cub Kion, who becomes leader of the Lion Guard, a team that protects the Pride Lands and defends the Circle of Life. As leader of the Lion Guard, Kion is gifted with a power called the Roar of the Elders which when used, causes the great lion spirits of the Pride Lands' past to roar with him. The Lion Guard is a sequel to The Lion King and takes place during the time-gap within the 1998 film, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, with the last two episodes of Season 3 taking place after the events of that film. Various characters from the first two films also make appearances in the show, including Kiara, Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Zazu, and Mufasa. New characters Bunga the honey badger, Ono the egret, Beshte the hippo, and Fuli the cheetah are Kion's friends and members of his Lion Guard.
The story is set in a kingdom of anthropomorphic animals in Africa known as the Pride Lands, where a lion rules over the other animals as king. The Lion King begins when Rafiki, a mandrill, anoints Simba, the newborn son of King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi, presenting him to a gathering of animals at the Pride Rock. Simba is next seen as a young cub, with Mufasa teaching him about the \"Circle of Life\". Simba's uncle and Mufasa's brother Scar plots to take the throne for himself and tells Simba about an elephant graveyard, a place where Mufasa has warned Simba not to go. When Simba and his best friend Nala sneak off to the elephant graveyard, Shenzi, Banzai and Ed, three hyenas aligned with Scar, attack and try to kill the two cubs, but they are stopped by Mufasa. Scar's next plan is to lure Simba into a gorge while the hyenas create a wildebeest stampede. Alerted by Scar, Mufasa races to rescue Simba from the stampede. He saves his son but is left clinging to the edge of a cliff, which results in Scar flinging him into the stampede below and killing him. Scar then tricks Simba into thinking that he is responsible for his father's death and tells him to run away, only to later order the hyenas to kill Simba, but they fail. Scar informs the pride that both Mufasa and Simba were killed and that he is assuming the throne as the next in line. Simba is later found unconscious by Timon and Pumbaa, who adopt and raise him. It is not until Simba is a young adult lion that he meets Nala again, and the two lions fall in love. Along with Rafiki and Mufasa's ghost, Nala convinces Simba to return to the Pride Lands and claim the throne. Simba, along with Nala, Timon, and Pumbaa go to the Pride Rock, where Simba confronts, fights, and defeats Scar, who is later betrayed and killed by his own army of hyenas as a result of Scar's blaming of the hyenas for Mufasa's death. The film concludes with the Pride Lands turning green with life again and Rafiki presenting Simba and Nala's newborn cub.
In The Lion Guard, the majority of the series takes place after Kiara meets Kovu, but before her first hunt. The series follows the adventures of Simba and Nala's son Kion as he assembles the titular group of animals to protect the Pride Lands. In Season 2, Scar, the antagonist of the original film makes his return in the animated series, and plots revenge against Simba and plans to overthrow him as King by gathering up all the Outlanders to form an army. In the special \"Battle for the Pride Lands\" which serves as a prequel and pilot for Season 3, Kion continues to battle the spirit of Scar. In a series of events (ones involving Janja's betrayal of Scar), Kion managed to defeat and destroy Scar forever, but not before receiving a facial wound identical to his great uncle's, courtesy of the cobra Ushari (who is later killed in the fight). Season 3 featured Kion journeying throughout the Pride Lands to the Tree of Life to heal his scar before the venom corrupts him into the lion Scar once was. The last 2 episodes of Season 3 take place after the war between Simba's pride & Zira's outsiders.
The Lion KingNational TourReview by David Dixon Season ScheduleBuyi ZamaPhoto by Joan MarcusThe inhabitants of Pride Rock are not strangers to America's Finest City. Disney Theatrical Productions' musical spectacle The Lion King was presented in 2005 and 2009 at the San Diego Civic Theatre. This is the first time the spectacle has played San Diego since it became the third longest running Broadway show, passing Cats in October 2015.For those that do not know the plot inside and out, the following is a brief summary. A mighty feline king, Mufasa (Gerald Ramsey), helps prepare his young son Simba (BJ Covington and Julian Rivera-Summerville alternate in the role) to become the ruler of the African savanna, the Pridelands. Unfortunately for them, Mufasa's evil brother Scar (Mark Campbell) wants to take over as the leader of the kingdom. Scar's cunning Shakespeare-esque plans leave a lasting negative impact on Mufasa and Simba's lives.Julie Taymor's direction continues to make the live version a fresh experience. Her staging and costumes are never a simple replication of the cinematic hit. She presents a world—along with Garth Fagan's multifaceted choreography, Richard Hudson's massive set, and Donald Holder's mood enhancing lighting—that embraces African culture combined with imaginative fantasy.Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi's book incorporates most of the dialogue from the 1994 animated movie. The ensemble completely commits to famously intense and comedic moments featured in the story. Besides some new scenes and tunes, the biggest change to the tale was Taymor's decision to turn the male shaman mandrill Rafiki (Buyi Zama) into a female role. From the opening a capella chant, \"Nants Ingonyama,\" Zama commands the stage with her fervent voice and playful acting skills. Children and adults were delighted on opening night by puppeteers Drew Hirshfield, Tiffany Denise Hobbs, Keith Bennett, Robbie Swift, Nick Cordileone, and Ben Lipitz. With puppet design by Taymor and Michael Curry, the performers' comic timing mixes humor for all ages with witty comments. Cordileone and Lipitz especially make a hilarious team portraying the meerkat/warthog duo, Timon and Pumbaa.Once Simba gets older, he turns into a complex animal with themes of guilt and redemption tying into his maturity. As the grown up cat, Aaron Nelson takes audiences on his journey of growth in a relatable as well as understated way. Providing a formidable foe for Simba, Campbell depicts Mufasa's black sheep sibling with wicked charisma. His humor and menace allow Scar to be a worthy villain of the evening.Composer Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice wrote a lot of enjoyable songs for the motion picture and the live sensation. \"Circle of Life,\" \"I Just Can't Wait to be King,\" and \"Hakuna Matata\" feature a similar optimistic style used in the big screen classic. However, additional music and lyrics from Hans Zimmer, Lebo M., Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Taymor fuel significant heartrending moments. Mancina, Rifkin, and M.'s song \"They Live in You\" touchingly reflects upon the bond between Young Simba and his highly respected dad. Ramsey sings the spiritual number with a peaceful calmness that will likely touch grown-ups in the audience.Musical director/conductor Jamie Schmidt meticulously leads members in the orchestra pit as well as live percussionists. San Diego artists and touring musicians provide melodies that match the atmosphere of the epic phenomenon. One interesting fact about The Lion King's engagement at the Civic Theatre is that this is the first time the adventure has been performed after being retooled in 2010. Six minutes were cut, including the hornbill Zazu's (Hirshfield) solo number \"The Morning Report.\" Although the current incarnation runs smoothly, some longtime fans might miss Mufasa's majordomo tune and the full-length version of \"The Madness of King Scar.\" On the other hand, those watching the theatrical event for the first time will not notice any alterations.Visually absorbing and with no shortage of pathos, The Lion King remains an eye-popping achievement on a large scale. Taymor's towering rendition continues to wow theatregoers. Broadway/San Diego presents The Lion King through October 2, 2016, at the San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 3rd Ave, San Diego. Performances are Sundays through Saturdays. Tickets start at $25.00 and can be purchased online at www.broadwaysd.com or by phone at 1-619-564-3000. For more information on the tour, visit www.lionking.com. 781b155fdc