What's in a Name
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Simba's coronation
Simba's coronation
Pride Rock
Pride Landers
Uncle Max
The Pride Lands are restored
Simba becomes king
The Lion King
The Lion King 1½
It is time.
Rafiki to Simba

Simba's coronation is a ceremony in which Simba reclaims the Pride Lands from Scar and takes his rightful place in the Circle of Life.


The Lion King


After cornering Scar at the summit of Pride Rock, Simba offers his uncle the chance to live in banishment. Unwilling to accept this punishment, Scar hurls hot embers into Simba's eyes and attacks him. For a few seconds, Simba is down, but he quickly gets up and engages Scar in a brutal fight. A hard smack from Scar sends Simba on his back. Scar then jumps to deliver the final blow, but Simba flips Scar and sends him over the edge of Pride Rock. Scar isn't killed by the fall, but the hyenas appear and make it clear that they are no longer allied with him. More hyenas surround their former leader as he pleads for his life. They kill him right as flames consume the land.

The Coronation

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Simba embracing Rafiki

After rain falls on the Pride Lands and extinguishes the fire, Simba walks down to greet Sarabi, Nala, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, and the rest of the pride. Rafiki rattles his stick to get Simba's attention and motions for him to ascend Pride Rock. Simba then walks over to Rafiki, and as Rafiki bows down to him, Simba embraces him before Rafiki tells him that it is time. Simba then climbs up Pride Rock, and as he reaches the promontory, he looks at the hole through the rain clouds to see a patch of stars, one of them shining brightly.

Upon hearing Mufasa's voice telling him to "remember," Simba gains courage, confidence, and strength, and roars out over his reclaimed kingdom, and the rest of the pride roars back in approval of their new king.

The Lion King 1½

After defeating the hyenas, Timon, Pumbaa, Ma, and Uncle Max come to see Simba getting ready to climb on Pride Rock and formalize his title after defeating Scar. Simba sees Timon and Pumbaa who watching him. They bow to him, and then Simba friendly hugs them and says he wouldn't be able to win without them. Then Simba climb to the edge of the rocks and roaring, becoming king. Timon is struggling not to cry in amazement watching Simba and others. After that, Ma asks Timon if he had found what he was looking for. He admits that he had found a place beyond his wildest dreams, but it still was not home.


The History of the Pride Lands