Study Guide

The Lion King Scene 1

Scene 1

Scene 1

  • We see the sun rising over the savanna, and a bunch of animals begin to wake up. Soon, rhinos lumber past a mountain, birds fly over rivers, and antelope hop through tall grass.
  • As the animals travel toward Pride Rock, a female voice sings "The Circle of Life" and the music swells.
  • Cut to: Mufasa sitting on top of Pride Rock, looking majestic. Zazu bows before him, and Rafiki climbs up Pride Rock to give him a hug.
  • Mufasa nuzzles Sarabi, who is holding a very cute sleeping baby Simba. Rafiki gives baby Simba a blessing.
  • Rafiki holds baby Simba up for all of the animals assembled beneath Pride Rock to see, informing them that a young prince has been born.
  • All of the animals cheer and bow down to their future king.