Tale of the Lion King
Earlier this summer, to help promote the live-action Lion King movie, Disney California Adventure unveiled a live theatrical production of the beloved movie, located in the Palisades Stage in Paradise Park. It's a fun retelling with some great music and performances and worth checking out during one of its several-times-a-day showings. Lets take a look at what the Tale of the Lion King offers!
|The "Circle of Life" kicks of the show on a high note.
|Simba, on the left in orange, encounters Scar, in gray.
|Mufasa, in purple, shows Simba his kingdom is all the light touches.
|What follows is a nice mash-up of "Just Can't Wait to Be King"...
|...and "Be Prepared."
|The two provide a nice duet in the song mix.
|Scar's plot to remove the holder and heir to the throne comes to life in the wildebeest stampede.
|Mufasa jumps in to save his son.
|He escapes the stampede and appeals to his brother to help save him, but Scar throws him back into the wildebeest.
|Scar then convinces Simba that the whole thing was his fault.
|Simba runs off to the jungle, where Timon and Pumba are introduced.
|They make a bunch of lion jokes, then encounter Simba.
|After hearing Simba's tale of woe, Timon and Pumba introduce the cub to Hakuna Matata.
|It means "no worries."
|Later, while hunting for food far away from the Pridelands, Nala runs into Simba.
|They rekindle their relationship.
|"Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"
|The spirit of Mufasa reminds Simba of his true identity.
|Simba returns to reclaim his throne.
|Simba wins and moves to kill Scar, but shows mercy.
|Scar tries to take advantage of Simba's mercy but is thrown to the hyenas, where he meets his end.
|Simba and Nala are crowned as king and queen.
|Hooray! Happy ending!