Banagi is a hyena who was set to appear in The Lion King when it was initially titled King of the Jungle. Banagi is the leader of his pack. His close friend Baasho serves as his second-in-command or lieutenant. In the original script, Banagi has hated Mufasa for many years and wishes the king dead, but the grudge is less personal in the second draft. Banagi makes his first appearance in the first script when an oblivious Simba and Nala wander into his territory. After attempting to trick the cubs into climbing into his mouth, the hyena gives chase, though he is soon warded off by Kwashi, who snatches up Simba, and Mufasa, who protects Nala while his loyal tickbird, Zazu, pecks at Banagi's retreating form.
"Africa-Dabra!" is an episode from The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa. The episode begins by introducing Timon, a meerkat, and his warthog friend, Pumbaa. At the start of the episode, the two friends are watching a procession parade past them, advertising the arrival of a great talent show. Timon instantly becomes excited and proclaims to Pumbaa that, together, the two of them can be the star act. Pumbaa is hesitant to agree to this idea, but Timon eventually gives him no choice but to indulge in the project. As the two are thinking about what their act should be, a magic rabbit suddenly appears before the duo and offers Timon a chance to perform with him for the talent show. At first, Timon is elated, but then he remembers his promise to Pumbaa, and the rabbit is forced to allow both friends into the act.
The Tree of Life is a large baobab tree which appears in every movie, as well as most merchandise inspired by The Lion King. Rafiki is often seen performing various shamanistic tasks there. The trunk of the tree is shown to be covered in paintings, including depictions of Simba, Kiara, and Kovu, all of which were drawn by Rafiki. Early in the first film, when it is heavily raining, Rafiki is seen drawing a picture of Simba on the tree's trunk. When he hears of Simba's "death" later on in the film, he smears it with his death. However, while at the top of his tree, Rafiki smells Simba's scent through some dust and discovers that Simba is actually still alive. He then restores the smeared picture of Simba on the trunk, using red fruit juice to add a mane to show Simba's maturity.