The Lion King---01 The Lion King *Synopsis The film tells the incredible story of the love between the proud lion ruler Mufasa and his son Simba, a naïve and curious cub who struggles to find his place in nature’s great Circle of life. Set in an emotionally colorful bsckground , Simba experiences some of life’s most glorious moments and toughest challenges. His devious uncle Scar has his mind set in denying Simba his rightful place as ruler of Pride Rock. To this end a pact is forged with the cowardly hyenas, the lion’s sworn enemies. In order to seat Simba’s fate Scar and his hyena allies excute a sly plan which forces Simba to flee from the kingdom after his father’s death. But behind him, the pact is lost and the kingdom is destined to statve under Scar’s incompetent rule. Before he can reclaim his rightful title as king of the Pride Lands, Simba must overcome great fear and contempt, climaxed by a roaring battle with his adversaries. *Cast and Credits Director: Roger Allens, Rob Minkoff Producer: Don Hahn Composer and Singer: Elton John Lyricist: Tim Rice *Academy Award Academy Award Nominations: 4, including 3 for Best Original Song. Academy Awards: 2, including Best Original Score and Best Original Song(Eton John and Tim Rice: “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”) *Content 1. Circle of Life 2. The Adventure of Innocence 3. The Elephant’s Graveyard 4. The Conspiracy 5. The Death of Mufasa 6. Hakuna Matata 7. Can You Feel the Love Tonight 8. Sense of Responsibility 9. The Challenge *The Cast In alphabetical order, with translations of the names where applicable: Banzai [Skulk, Lurk] : Most quick-tempered of the Hyenas. Best with comebacks. Offsets Shenzi and Ed quite well. (Cheech Marin) Chaka : Simba's and Nala's cub. He completes the Circle. Ed : The stupidest Hyena. Has a Bill the Cat stare. Noted by warts on the tongue. Too stupid or slow to lie at the right time. (Jim Cummings) Mufasa : Current King of the Pride Lands. Well-built lion. Thick mane.Brown eyes. Biiig kitty.