The herd begins to climb the rock pile, dislodging stones, and Ono yells for the Lion Guard to halt their approach. Unlike the old Simba, who would rather avoid an argument, this new Simba does not tolerate being bullied and refuses to stand for abuse, being particularly defensive of his mother. Realizing that Mufasa is neither moving nor breathing, he calls for help but starts to cry and crawls underneath his father's forepaw when he realizes that there is no hope. Janja approaches with some advice on how to defeat Scar. 6. He shakily replies and starts to wander off. In the bloopers, Simba appears five times. Simba asks the spirit of his father, Mufasa, for advice on how to defeat Scar. The Lion Guard meets two gorillas named Hafifu and Majinuni, who tell Kion that they're looking for a lion named "King Zimba." Due to a severe drought, the Lion Guard is forced to break up a fight between Twiga's herd and Vuruga Vuruga's herd. He looks at Nala, who is peacefully sleeping, then goes back to sleep, still uneasy but more relaxed. Simba tells the Lion Guard that Kion would be proud of them. Simba is also a prominent character in Disney's Animal Kingdom merchandise and promotional material. As they make their way over, Ono swoops down from the sky to alert Kion to a group of antelope that have gotten themselves stuck in the mud. "[1] In the category of Disney animated characters, Simba is among the most known and the most award-winning characters. He is later rescued by Mickey Mouse and brought to Fortress. Simba reappears as a figment of Sora's memories, and he is once again a summonable character. Before the log can reach the bottom of the slope, Beshte leaps forward and stops it from crushing the eggs, but Ono warns that the eggs will now be caught up in the mud. Though saddened by the passing of his friend, Simba resolves to give a proper tribute. Simba's adolescence is only briefly shown during the log sequence of "Hakuna Matata." The Good Dinosaur Arlo helps capture him in the cage. Although not seen, Simba says, "I'm okay," after the animal pyramid falls down. The lion snatches it away from him and throws it into the grass. He then reminds Simba that he is his son and the one true king. Simba and his family are en route to view the first elephant concert of the season, hosted by Ma Tembo and her herd in Mizimu Grove. The entire pride mourns the death of their family member. Simba happens to overhear the song and informs Bunga that his performance had gotten one thing right: that Simba is excited to lead the Lion Guard. Simba is later shown attending the Battle of the Lion Guards, in which Vitani gains the role as leader of the Pride Lands' Lion Guard. The Lion King: Simba's 10 Greatest Quotes. However, they are interrupted by Kion and his best friend Bunga, who are eventually sent away to play elsewhere by Simba. Ultimate Disney declared Simba as the second greatest Disney hero, in a fan voted list. Though hesitant, the Guard agrees to the king's wishes, and the team veers off in a new direction. In this production, we have an insight into events that weren't explored in the original film, as Simba, young and old, is in nearly all the musical numbers. In his later adult years, Simba grows larger in size and build, and gains more rounded features. Kion and the Lion Guard arrive at the scene and without thinking, Bunga dives into the sinkhole and ends up trapped there too. Simba happily scampers ahead of his parents, rubbing affectionately against his mother's leg before following his father to the summit Suddenly, Simba notices smoke on the horizon as Zira's plan goes into action. This horrifies the family. Just as she and Kiara leave, the Guard returns with a giant log, tipping it into the sinkhole. That night, Zazu is returned to Pride Rock thanks to the Lion Guard having been kidnapped by the hyenas. Simba is forced by Quint to either eat Timon and Pumbaa or get into a battle to the death with Claudius. After failing to explain what a "family tree" is to Kopa, Simba finds out that his son has been kidnapped by a flock of vultures. He promises this to her, but he once again sends Timon and Pumbaa to watch her anyway, thus deliberately breaking his promise. Once a full-grown adult and a father, Simba has matured to a new level, now totally fixated on his duties as a king and a father. Simba has his own spell card known as "Simba's Roar" in the attraction Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. To Kion's surprise, Simba agrees that the message is important and explains that every wet season, King Sokwe informs Simba if their two kinds are still at peace or not. He is about to impart the Morning Report to Simba and the Lion Guard, even though night has descended. Simba soon emerges from a clump of rocks. After Simba sadly tells him that Mufasa had died a long time ago, Rafiki tells Simba that he is wrong again and explains to him that Mufasa is still alive. Nala urges Simba to return to the Pride Lands, but he stubbornly refuses. He is slightly bigger and taller than his friend of the same age, Nala. It proves to be too late for the cubs, because the hyenas come for another attack. At the start of the story, Simba asks his friends Timon and Pumbaa how they first came to meet. They help him back to Pride Rock, where he recovers. In this way, Simba shows that he does not fully respect his cubs, seeing himself as older and wiser. Afterwards, Simba along with Kion, Bunga, Timon, Pumbaa and the rest of the Lion Guard, arrives at Mizimu Grove just as the concert finishes. Bunga informs the gorillas that Kion is Simba's son, and Majinuni explains that they are here to deliver a message from their father, King Sokwe. As things get out of control, however, Simba is not present. When Kion reacts with confusion, Simba gently explains that his presence is needed at a funeral in Kilio Valley for Aminifu, a wise old elephant who has passed away. He then asks Makuu if this is the new "crocodile way," to which Makuu says that perhaps it is. As Zazu is on his back, a mole pops up beneath him and informs Zazu and Mufasa that there are dangerous hyenas in the Pride Lands. Zazu is disappointed with his tardiness but is assured that he's not at fault by the Lion Guard. After a while, Simba is awakened by a nightmare and begs to sleep with Timon, who begrudgingly agrees. He confirms that he's okay, although he is unable to climb out, as there is nothing to climb onto. He is also an austere but caring father. When faced with his dark past, Simba is prone to reacting defensively, losing his mostly well-controlled temper in bouts of fury. Suddenly, Bunga, Beshte, and Fuli appear having completed their mission. When he runs into Timon and Pumbaa, the three friends plan to leave the arena for the nice vacation in Rome, only to be stopped by Colosseum Quintius, who tries to force Simba to eat Timon and Pumbaa, otherwise he will have to fight Claudius. Simba She confirms that he is and that he is indeed stuck. Mufasa teaches Simba about their ancestors, the Great Kings of the Past. But the humans are not trying to kill the lions, but protect the lions from being poached by the hunter, Silas Von Drusko. Simba tells his daughter to stay out of the fight, but Kiara tells him that the fight has to stop. Simba assures Kion that in the absence of their leader, the Lion Guard will be lead by Simba. Simba arrives in Mizimu Grove for the Ukumbusho Tradition. Shocked, Simba jumps down after them just as Zira slips away into the water below. After failing three attempts to rescue his friends from a predator, Simba believes he's bad at being a lion. As they go on a walk through the Pride Lands, Mufasa tells Simba about the Circle of Life, explaining that every living thing "from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope" is connected and exists together in a delicate balance. The other members of the Lion Guard express excitement for the upcoming festivities, and Simba explains the importance of Kupatana and how every animal in the Pride Lands meets in peace on that day. Simba is so determined to keep his family and kingdom safe that he sacrifices his slow-to-anger attitude from the first film for arrogance, paranoia, and suspicion, preferring to jump into situations without first coming to understand them. The Lion Guard then follows his lead down the slope to rescue the gazelles. The Pride Landers work together to put a stop to her schemes, and Simba roars to get the jackals to flee. Rate. The chase leads to Simba and Nala being cornered in a cave. Enjoying a peaceful sunset evening together, the two lions realize that their childhood friendship has blossomed into love. Simba is then attacked by the Outsiders on Zira's orders. As Timon tries to restore Pumbaa's memories after the warthog gets struck by lightning, he brings in Simba, along with Scar, Rafiki, and Piper. Zazu becomes so engrossed with the tale that he procrastinates on his business with Simba. He is frightened at first, but starts to calm down once he realizes that it had simply been a dream. Alone in a grassy field, he yells to the sky at Mufasa for not being there for him when he'd promised years earlier that he would. Timon and Pumbaa try three attempts to get Simba rescue them from a predator, with the first one being Simba sensing danger approaching, the second one being Simba using his fearsome roar to scare away predators, and the third one being Simba pouncing on predators. The reflection ripples and becomes Mufasa's face. However, he eventually came to accept the new Guard after they successfully thwarted Janja's Clan, which shows that he is also reasonable. When he finds his parents asleep at the back, he starts to wake them up. He then instructs the Guard to follow him while he moves a log in the way of the falling mud. A little scared, Simba sends one last look at Nala, who leaves. Following Mufasa's fall, Simba becomes somewhat withdrawn and depressed, no longer putting value in his own life. Meanwhile, Scar, pretending to be terrified and nervous, runs to Mufasa, panting that Simba is in the Gorge. When Kiara and Kion squabble over a tree, Simba approaches and tells Kion to back away, for Kiara is going to serve as queen for the day. The cub tells his uncle that he is so weird, and Scar tells him that he has "no idea." Unknown to him, Kovu is behind him, ready to kill. 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