The Lion King (1994) Poster

(1994)

Jonathan Taylor Thomas: Young Simba

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  • 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 the grass. And so we are all connected in the great Circle of Life.

  • Pumbaa : [about "Hakuna Matata"]  It's our motto.

    Young Simba : What's a motto?

    Timon : Nothing. What's a motto with you?

    [laughs] 

  • Young Simba : Hey, Uncle Scar, guess what?

    Scar : I despise guessing games.

    Young Simba : I'm gonna be King of Pride Rock.

    Scar : Oh, goody.

    Young Simba : My dad just showed me the whole kingdom. And I'm gonna rule it all. Heheh.

    Scar : Yes. Well, forgive me for not leaping for joy. Bad back, you know.

    [flops on his side] 

    Young Simba : Hey Uncle Scar, when I'm King, what'll that make you?

    Scar : A monkey's uncle.

    Young Simba : [laughs]  You're so weird.

    Scar : You have no idea.

  • Young Simba : Dad?

    Mufasa : Hmm?

    Young Simba : We're pals, right?

    Mufasa : Right.

    Young Simba : And we'll always be together, right?

    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.

  • Scar : [after forcing Simba to the edge of a cliff while a fire burns below]  Now this looks familiar. Where have I seen this before? Hm, let me think. Oh, yes, I remember! This is just the way your father looked before he died.

    [He claws Simba's paws the same way he did to Mufasa] 

    Scar : And here's 'my' little secret...

    [whispering] 

    Scar : I killed Mufasa!

    Young Simba : [In a flashback]  Nooooo!

    Adult Simba : [leaps back up and pounces on him]  Nooo! Murderer!

  • Scar : Now you wait here. Your father has a *marvelous* surprise for you.

    Young Simba : Oooh. What is it?

    Scar : If I told you, it wouldn't *be* a surprise, now would it?

    Young Simba : If you tell me, I'll still *act* surprised.

    Scar : Ho ho ho. You are such a naughty boy!

    Young Simba : Come on, Uncle Scar.

    Scar : No, no, no, no, no, no, no. This is just for you and your daddy. You know, a sort of... father-son... thing. Well! I'd better go get him.

    Young Simba : I'll go with you.

    Scar : No!

    [regaining composure] 

    Scar : Heh heh heh. No. Just stay on this rock. You wouldn't want to end up in another mess like you did with the hyenas.

    Young Simba : You know about that?

    Scar : Simba, Simba, everybody knows about that.

    Young Simba : Really?

    Scar : Oh, yes. Lucky Daddy was there to save you, eh? Oh, and just between us, you might want to work on that little roar of yours. Hmm?

    Young Simba : Oh, okay. Hey, Uncle Scar, will I like this surprise?

    Scar : Simba, it's to *die* for!

  • Young Simba : [Nala's mother, Sarafina is giving Nala a bath]  Hey, Nala.

    Young Nala : Hi, Simba.

    Young Simba : Come on, I just heard about this great place.

    Young Nala : Simba, I'm kinda in the middle of a bath.

    Sarabi : And it's time for yours.

    [grabs Simba and starts licking him] 

    Young Simba : Mom! Mom, you're messing up my mane!

    [Sarabi smiles] 

    Young Simba : Ok, ok. I'm clean. Can we go now?

    Young Nala : So where are we going? It better not be anyplace dumb.

    Young Simba : No, it's really cool.

    Sarabi : So where is this really cool place?

    Young Simba : Oh... around the waterhole.

    Young Nala : The waterhole? What's so great about the waterhole?

    Young Simba : [muttering]  I'll *show* you when we *get* there.

    Young Nala : Oh... Mom, can I go with Simba?

    Sarafina - Nala's Mother : Hmm, what do you think Sarabi?

    Sarabi : Well...

    Young Simba , Young Nala : [with forced grins]  Please!

    Sarabi : It's alright with me.

    Young Simba : Yeah!

    Young Nala : All right!

    Sarabi : As long as Zazu goes with you.

    Young Simba : No, not Zazu!

  • Shenzi : Well, well, well, Banzai, what have we got here?

    Banzai : Hmm, I don't know Shenzi uh, what do you think Ed?

    Ed the Hyena : Oo ehehe, oh hahahaha

    Banzai : Yeah, just what I was thinking, a trio of trespassers.

    Zazu : And quite by accident let me assure you...

    Shenzi : Whoa, whoa, wait wait. I know you, you're Mufasa's little stooge.

    Zazu : I madame, am the king's majordomo.

    Banzai : And that would make you...?

    Young Simba : The future King!

    Shenzi : Do you know what we do to kings who step out of their kingdom?

    Young Simba : Puh, you can't do anything to me.

    Zazu : Uh-uh, technically they can, we are on their land.

    Young Simba : But Zazu, you told me they are nothing but slobbery, mangy stupid poachers.

    Zazu : Ix-nay on the upid-stay...

    Banzai : Who you callin' upid-stay?

  • Mufasa : Look, Simba. Everything the light touches is our kingdom.

    Young Simba : Wow.

    Mufasa : A king's time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.

    Young Simba : And this'll all be mine?

    Mufasa : Everything.

    Young Simba : Everything the light touches...

  • Zazu : [leading Simba and Nala to the waterhole]  Step lively. The sooner we get to the waterhole, the sooner we can leave.

    Young Nala : [whispering to Simba]  So where are we really going?

    Young Simba : An elephant graveyard.

    Young Nala : Wow!

    Young Simba : Shhhh! Zazu.

    Young Nala : Right. So how are we going to ditch the dodo?

    [Simba starts whispering to her] 

    Zazu : Just look at you two. Little seeds of romance blossoming in the savannah. Your parents will be *thrilled*, what with your being betrothed and all.

    Young Simba : Be-what?

    Zazu : Betrothed. Intended. Affianced.

    Young Nala : Meaning...?

    Zazu : One day, you two are going to be married!

    Young Simba : Yuck!

    Young Nala : Ewww.

    Young Simba : I can't marry her. She's my friend!

    Young Nala : Yeah. It'd be so weird!

    Zazu : Well, sorry to bust the old bubble, but you two turtledoves have no choice. It's a tradition going back generations.

    Young Simba : Well, when I'm king, that'll be the first thing to go.

    Zazu : Not so long as I'm around.

    Young Simba : Well, in that case, you're fired.

    Zazu : Hmmm... Nice try, but only the king can do that.

    Young Nala : Well, he's the future king.

    Young Simba : Yeah. So you have to do what I tell you.

    Zazu : Not yet I don't. And with an attitude like that, I'm afraid you're shaping up to be a pretty pathetic king indeed.

  • Scar : So, your father showed you the whole kingdom, did he?

    Young Simba : Everything.

    Scar : He didn't show you what's beyond that rise at the northern border?

    Young Simba : Well, no. He said I can't go there.

    Scar : And he's absolutely right! It's far too dangerous. Only the bravest lions go there.

    Young Simba : Well, I'm brave. What's out there?

    Scar : No, I'm sorry, Simba, I just *can't* tell you.

    Young Simba : Why not?

    Scar : Simba, Simba, I'm only looking out for the well-being of my favorite nephew.

    Young Simba : Yeah, right. I'm your only nephew.

    Scar : All the more reason for me to be protective. An elephant graveyard is no place for a young prince.

    Young Simba : An elephant what? Whoa!

    Scar : Oops! Oh, dear, I've said too much! Well, I suppose you'd have found out sooner or later, you being so clever and all. Just promise me you'll never visit that dreadful place!

    Young Simba : No problem!

    Scar : There's a good lad. You run along now and have fun. And remember... its our little secret.

  • Timon : So where you from?

    Young Simba : Who cares? I can't go back.

    Timon : Ah, you're an outcast! That's great. So are we.

  • Mufasa : Simba, I'm very disappointed in you.

    Young Simba : I know.

    Mufasa : You could have been killed! You deliberately disobeyed me! And what's worse, you put Nala in danger!

    Young Simba : I was just trying to be brave like you.

    Mufasa : Simba, I'm only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble.

    Young Simba : But you're not scared of anything.

    Mufasa : I was today.

    Young Simba : You were?

    Mufasa : Yes. I thought I might lose you.

    Young Simba : Whoah. I guess even kings get scared, huh?

    Mufasa : Mmm-hmm.

    Young Simba : But you know what?

    Mufasa : What?

    Young Simba : I bet those hyenas were even scareder.

    Mufasa : [laughs]  That's 'cause nobody messes with your dad! Come here, you!

    Young Simba : [laughing]  No, no!

    [Mufasa and Simba have a little wrestling match] 

  • Young Simba : Hey! Why don't you pick on somebody your own size?

    Shenzi : Like... you?

    Young Simba : Oops.

  • Timon : This looks like a good spot to rustle up some grub.

    Young Simba : What's that?

    Timon : A grub. What's it look like?

    [Timon eats the grub] 

    Young Simba : Ewwwww, gross.

    Timon : Tastes like chicken.

  • Young Simba : Isn't it great?

    Young Nala : We could get in big trouble.

    Young Simba : I know.

  • Shenzi : Do you know what we do to kings who step out of their kingdom?

    Young Simba : Puh. You can't do anything to me.

    Zazu : Uhh... technically, they can. We are on their land.

    Young Simba : But Zazu, you told me they're nothing but slobbering mangy stupid poachers.

    Zazu : Ix-nay on the oopid-stay...

    Banzai : Who're you callin' "oopid-stay?"

    Zazu : Oh, my, my, my. Look at the sun. It's time to go!

  • 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.

    Young Simba : There's more?

    Mufasa : [laughing]  Simba.

  • Young Simba : All right, it worked.

    Young Nala : We lost him.

    Young Simba : I - am a genius.

    Young Nala : Hey, genius, it was my idea.

    Young Simba : Yeah, but *I* pulled it off.

    Young Nala : With *me*.

    Young Simba : Oh, yeah?

    [leaps at Nala who flips Simba on his back] 

    Young Nala : Pinned ya!

    Young Simba : Hey let me up!

    [Nala does so. Simba leaps at Nala again. They tumble down a hill and Nala ends up on top of Simba again] 

    Young Nala : Pinned ya again!

  • Young Simba : Hey, look, Banana Beak is scared.

    Zazu : It's Mr. Banana Beak to you, Fuzzy! And right now, we are all in very real danger.

    Young Simba : Danger? Hah! I walk on the wild side. I laugh in the face of danger. Ha ha ha ha!

  • Young Simba : What am I gonna do?

    Scar : Run. Run away, and never return.

    [Simba leaves and hyenas come out of the mist] 

    Scar : Kill him.

  • Young Simba : I'm so hungry I could eat a whole zebra.

    Timon : Ah-ha, we're fresh out of zebra.

    Young Simba : Any antelope?

    Timon : Nah-ah.

    Young Simba : Hippo?

    Timon : Nope. Listen kid: if you live with us, you're gonna have to eat like us.

  • Mufasa : [above the stampeding wildebeest]  Scar! Broth-brother, help me!

    Scar : [Scar puts his claws into Mufasa's paws]  Long live the King.

    [throws him into the stampede] 

    Mufasa : Aaaaah!

    Young Simba : [as the Camera zooms out]  Nooooooooo!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Timon : Repeat after me.

    [clears throat] 

    Timon : Hakuna Matata.

    Young Simba : What?

    Pumbaa : [slower]  Hakuna Matata. It means "no worries".

  • Young Simba : Dad, Dad, come on, you gotta get up. Dad, we gotta go home.

    [pulls on Mufasa's ear] 

    Young Simba : Help!

    [echoes throughout the gorge] 

    Young Simba : Somebody,

    [echoes] 

    Young Simba : anybody...

    [echoes] 

    Young Simba : [Simba sniffs]  help.

  • Mufasa : Simba, I'm very disappointed in you!

    Young Simba : I know.

    Mufasa : You could have been killed. You deliberatly disobeyed me and what's worse, you put Nala in danger!

    Young Simba : I was just trying to be brave like you.

    Mufasa : I'm only brave when I *have* to be. Simba, being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble.

    Young Simba : But you're not scared of anything.

    Mufasa : I was today.

    Young Simba : You were?

    Mufasa : Yes. I thought I might lose you.

    Young Simba : Oh. I guess even kings get scared, huh?

    Mufasa : Mm-hmm

    Young Simba : But you know what?

    Mufasa : What?

    Young Simba : I think those hyenas were even scarder

    Mufasa : Cause nobody messes with your dad! Come here you!

    Young Simba : [Mufasa grabs Simba and gives him a noogie]  Oh no, no! Aah!

    Young Simba : [Simba squirms away and chases his father and tackles him]  Come here. Got ya!

    [They roll in the grass laughing] 

    Young Simba : Dad?

    Mufasa : Hmm?

    Young Simba : We're pals right?

    Mufasa : Right.

    Young Simba : And we'll always be together right?

    Mufasa : Simba, let me tell you something that *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.

  • Pumbaa : Anything we can do?

    Young Simba : Not unless you can change the past.

  • Scar : Simba. What have you done?

    Young Simba : There were wildebeests, and he tried to save me. It was an accident. I didn't mean for it to happen.

    Scar : Of course. Of course you didn't. No one ever means for these things to happen. But the king is dead. And if it weren't for you, he'd still be alive.

  • Young Simba : [Simba is clinging on to a dead tree branch for dear life]  Zazu, help me!

    Zazu : Your father's on the way! Hold on!

    Young Simba : [scared]  HURRY!

  • Zazu : [to Mufasa; pointing at Simba, who is holding on to the branch of a dead tree in the middle of the stampede]  There! There! On the tree!

    Mufasa : Hold on, Simba!

    [a wildebeet's horn hits the tree which begins to break] 

    Young Simba : [wails]  AAAAAAAGGGHHHHHHH!

    [Mufasa jumps off the cliff and dives to Simba's rescue] 

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