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The Lion King Scene 10

Scene 10

Scene 10

  • Simba and Scar stand in the middle of a giant gorge. Scar tells Simba that he's got a surprise for him but he needs to be very patient and wait to see it.
  • Scar tells Simba to stay put and then trots off to go fetch the surprise. Soon, Simba notices the ground is trembling.
  • At the top of the gorge, the hyenas have set off a wildebeest stampede. An entire herd of wildebeests heads into the gorge.
  • Terrified, Simba gets caught up in the stampede.
  • Scar runs to tell Mufasa that Simba is stuck in the stampede. Mufasa runs to save him.
  • Mufasa manages to save Simba but then gets dragged back off with the stampede. He climbs a sheer cliff and begs Scar to pull him up.
  • Scar throws Mufasa off the cliff, sending him plummeting to his death.
  • Simba finds his father's corpse at the bottom of the gorge and attempts to revive him. When he realizes Mufasa is dead, he cries.
  • Scar convinces Simba that his father's death is all his fault. He tells Simba to run away before anyone finds out.
  • Scar tells the hyenas to kill Simba, but Simba manages to outrun them. They watch as he escapes from the Pride Lands and assume he's as good as dead.