“The Lion King” quotes

(1994)
Movie The Lion King
Roger Allers directed this movie in 1994
Title The Lion King
Year 1994
Directors Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Genre Drama, Musical, Adventure, Family, Animation
Plot – The mighty lion Mufasa, the savannah’s king, is celebrating the birth of his heir Simba with his wife Sarabi. The shaman baboon Rafiki shows him to the varied crowd of animals that rejoices at the foot of the throne, a high cliff. However, the evil and jealous Scar, Mufasa's brother, plots to kill his brother and his nephew in order to accede to the throne with the help of the hyenas. Simba runs away after escaping to a series of accidents caused by the mean uncle, including being falsely accused of Mufasa’s death. Left alone, the lion cub is adopted by Timon and Pumbaa, a meerkat and a warthog. They encourage him to live by the philosophy of “Hakuna Matata”, the local motto that means 'without worries'. Time passes by and Simba grows up, forgetting about his social class. His childhood friend Nala - escaped from the devastating situation of her pride, with Scar and the hyenas that dominate the savannah - and Rafiki - that makes the shadow of Mufasa appear to encourage Simba to fight - convince the young heir of the throne to go back to his homeland. In this way, he can reestablish the harmony and the beauty of the past in the savannah.
All actors – Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Niketa Calame, Ernie Sabella, Nathan Lane, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings, Jason Weaver, Frank Welker, Cathy Cavadini, Judi M. Durand, Daamen J. Krall, Zoe Leader, David McCharen, Mary Linda Phillips, Phil Proctor, David Randolph, Evan Saucedo, Brian Tochi
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  • “Never run away from the past, face it and learn from it.”
     
  • “- Zazu: There's one in every family sire. Two in mine, actually. And they always manage to ruin special occasions.
    - Mufasa: What am I going to do with him?
    - Zazu: He'd make a very handsome throw rug.
    - Mufasa: Zazu!
    - Zazu: And just think, whenever he gets dirty you can take him out and beat him.”

    Rowan Atkinson - Zazu
    James Earl Jones - Mufasa
    [Tag:relatives]
  • “- Pumbaa: Hey, Timon, ever wonder what those sparkly dots are up there?
    - Timon: Pumbaa, I don't wonder; I know.
    - Pumbaa: Oh. What are they?
    - Timon: They're fireflies. Fireflies that, uh... got stuck up on that big bluish-black thing.
    - Pumbaa: Oh, gee. I always thought they were balls of gas burning billions of miles away.
    - Timon: Pumbaa,...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Ernie Sabella - Pumbaa
    Nathan Lane - Timon
    [Tag:knowledge, stars]
  • “- Pumbaa: Anything we can do?
    - Young Simba: Not unless you can change the past.”

    Ernie Sabella - Pumbaa
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Young Simba
  • “The past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or... learn from it.”
    Robert Guillaume - Rafiki
    [Tag:learning, pain, past]
  • Hakuna Matata. It means "no worries".
    Ernie Sabella - Pumbaa
  • “Mufasa's death was a terrible tragedy; but to lose Simba, who had barely begun to live... For me it is a deep personal loss. So it is with a heavy heart that I assume the throne. Yet, out of the ashes of this tragedy, we shall rise to greet the dawning of a new era... in which lion and hyena come together, in a great and glorious future!”
    Jeremy Irons - Scar
    [Tag:king, loss, power]
  • - Pumbaa: You know, kid, in times like this my buddy Timon here says: "You got to put your behind in your past".
    - Timon: No, no, no. Amateur. Lie down before you hurt yourself. It's "You got to put your past behind you".

    Ernie Sabella - Pumbaa
    Nathan Lane - Timon
    [Tag:past, quotations]
  • “- Simba: Give me one good reason why I shouldn't rip you apart.
    - Scar: Oh, Simba, you must understand. The pressures of ruling a kingdom...
    - Simba: Are no longer yours. Step down, Scar.”

    Matthew Broderick - Simba
    Jeremy Irons - Scar
  • “What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?”

    Nathan Lane - Timon
    [Tag:ridicule]
  • “- Simba: Man, I'm stuffed.
    - Pumbaa: Me, too. I ate like a pig.
    - Simba: Pumbaa, you are a pig.”

    Matthew Broderick - Simba
    Ernie Sabella - Pumbaa
  • “- Scar: Life's not fair, is it? You see, I... well, I shall never be king. And you... shall never see the light of another day. Hmm-hmm-hmm, adieu.
    - Zazu: Didn't your mother ever tell you not to play with your food?”

    Jeremy Irons - Scar
    Rowan Atkinson - Zazu
    [Tag:eating, food, playing]
  • “- Pumbaa: What'd ya do, kid?
    - Young Simba: Something terrible. But I don't wanna talk about it.
    - Timon: Good. We don't wanna hear about it.”

    Ernie Sabella - Pumbaa
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Young Simba
    Nathan Lane - Timon
  • “- Nala: What made you come back?
    - Simba: I finally got some sense knocked into me. And I've got the bump to prove it.”

    Moira Kelly - Nala
    Matthew Broderick - Simba
    [Tag:courage, return]
  • “- Mufasa: Simba, you have forgotten me.
    - Simba: No. How could I?
    - Mufasa: You have forgotten who you are and so have forgotten me. Look inside yourself Simba. You are more than what you have become. You must take your place in the Circle of life.”

    James Earl Jones - Mufasa
    Matthew Broderick - Simba
  • “Going back means I'll have to face my past. I've been running from it for so long.”
    Matthew Broderick - Simba
    [Tag:past, return]
  • “- Pumbaa: It's our motto.
    - Young Simba: What's a motto?
    - Timon: Nothing. What's a motto with you?”

    Ernie Sabella - Pumbaa
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Young Simba
    [Tag:mottoes]
  • “- Young Simba: Everything the light touches... What about that shadowy place?
    - Mufasa: That's beyond our borders. You must never go there, Simba.
    - Young Simba: But I thought a king can do whatever he wants.
    - Mufasa: There's more to being a king than getting your way all the time.”

    Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Young Simba
    James Earl Jones - Mufasa
    [Tag:king, wishes]
  • “- Simba: Look, Sometimes bad things happen...
    - Nala: Simba.
    - Simba: And there's nothing you can do about it. So why worry?
    - Nala: Because it's your responsibility.
    - Simba: Well, what about you? You left.
    - Nala: I left to find help, and I found you. Don't you understand? You're our only hope.”

    Matthew Broderick - Simba
    Moira Kelly - Nala
    [Tag:doing, hope, trouble]
  • “- Mufasa: Simba, let me tell you something my father told me. Look at the stars. The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars.
    - Young Simba: Really?
    - Mufasa: Yes. So whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I.”

    James Earl Jones - Mufasa
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Young Simba
  • “- Zazu: Checking in with the morning report.
    - Mufasa: Fire away.
    - Zazu: Well the buzz from the bees is that the leopards are in a bit of a spot. And the baboons are going ape over this. Of course, the giraffes are acting like they're above it all... The tick birds are pecking on the elephants. I told the elephants to forget it, but they can't....” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Rowan Atkinson - Zazu
    James Earl Jones - Mufasa
    [Tag:animals]
  • “Slimy yet satisfying.”

    Ernie Sabella - Pumbaa
  • “- Timon: Look, kid. Bad things happen, and you can't do anything about it. Right?
    - Young Simba: Right.
    - Timon: Wrong! When the world turns its back on you, you turn your back on the world.”

    Nathan Lane - Timon
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Young Simba
  • “- Timon: Gee. He looks blue.
    - Pumbaa: I'd say brownish-gold.
    - Timon: No, no, no. I mean he's depressed.
    - Pumbaa: Oh.”

    Nathan Lane - Timon
    Ernie Sabella - Pumbaa
    [Tag:depression]
  • “- Mufasa: Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.
    - Young Simba: But, Dad, don't we eat the antelope?
    - Mufasa: Yes, Simba, but let me explain. When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    James Earl Jones - Mufasa
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Young Simba
    [Tag:animals, life, nature]
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