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The Rightful King
The-Legacy-Collection The-Lion-King
General Information
Composer

Hans Zimmer

Mixer

Alan Meyerson

Released

June 24, 2014

Track

21

Length

11:40

Usage Information
Album

The Legacy Collection: The Lion King

Appearances

The Lion King

Sample
Versions

Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtThe Rightful King (Part 1).ogg 
Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtThe Rightful King (Part 2).ogg 
Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtThe Rightful King (Score Demo) (Part 1).ogg 
Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtThe Rightful King (Score Demo) (Part 2).ogg 

"The Rightful King" is a musical piece composed by Hans Zimmer for The Lion King. It is the underscore that plays during Simba's confrontation with Scar and his final ascension of Pride Rock.

Overview

"The Rightful King" was initially released under the title "Simba & Nala Move In - King Of The Priderock" on the complete film score. However, the album was retracted after one day. On June 24, 2014, The Legacy Collection: The Lion King was released, with "Simba & Nala Move In - King Of The Priderock" having been remixed and titled "The Rightful King".

Use

"The Rightful King" can be heard from when Scar calls to Sarabi from atop Pride Rock to just after Scar pretends to submit to Simba and tries to slink away. After a brief quiet section, the score picks up at the start of the fight between Scar and Simba and concludes with the reprise of "Circle of Life" heard at the conclusion of the film.

Trivia

  • The music that scores Simba's rise to Pride Rock is accompanied by a chorus singing in Swahili. This chorus sings the same lyrics as that featured at the end of the stage musical version. Why this was cut from the original film is unknown.


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