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Stampede (event)
Stampede (event)
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Title
The Stampede
Location
The Gorge
Participants
The Hyenas
Mufasa
Scar
Simba
Wildebeest
Zazu
Outcome
Mufasa is killed
Simba flees the Pride Lands
Appearances
The Lion King
The Lion King 1½

The Stampede is a veiled assassination of Mufasa by Scar and his hyena cronies.

Information

Background

Scar takes Simba to the gorge, saying that his father has a surprise for him. He leaves his nephew at a rock and goes to his brother, but Simba wants to go with him. However, Scar says that Simba should have to prove that he cannot get in trouble for sometime, and leaves. Above the gorge, behind a herd of wildebeests, Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed wait for a signal from Scar to start chasing the herd and make a stampede.

Stampede

Long live the King.
—Scar before killing Mufasa

While Simba practices his roar in the gorge, the earth begins to tremble, and wildebeest run into the gorge. Simba is shocked but manages to run and climb up a tree. Scar informs Mufasa and Zazu about the stampede and leads them to the gorge to "help" Simba. When they come, Mufasa jumps into the stampede, and Zazu starts to head back to the pride for help, but Scar knocks him out cold.

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Simba in the midst of the stampede

The tree Simba is clinging to gets broken, and Simba is thrown into the air, but Mufasa catches him. He rescues Simba and brings him to safety. From his safe vantage point, Simba sees his father caught in the stampede and carried out of sight.

Mufasa manages to climb to the top of the gorge, but Scar stops him. When Mufasa asks for help, Scar plunges his claws into his older brother's paws and whispers, "Long live the king." Then Scar throws Mufasa off the cliff beneath the hooves of the wildebeest. Simba catches sight of his father falling. In a sad, touching moment, he nuzzles his father's lifeless body. At first, he cannot believe that Mufasa is dead and insists he stand up.

Soon, he accepts the fact and screams for help before he lies beneath the paw of his father. Scar appears and accuses him of killing Mufasa. He then manipulates him into thinking that all the pride will blame him for it, so Simba flees the gorge. When he is far enough away, Scar orders the hyenas to kill Simba.

They chase him to a valley of thorns, where Banzai gets severely injured, and Simba escapes into the horizon. Shenzi refuses to enter the thorns and decides to tell Scar that Simba is dead, as he will be soon if he gets lost in the desert. 

The Lion King 1½

While looking for a dream home, Timon and Pumbaa accidentally encounter a stampede of wildebeest. They try to escape but fall in a river.

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

The stampede appears when Simba has his nightmare. Mufasa is falling down a cliff saying, "Help me," to Simba. Simba then looks up to see Scar laughing and saying, "Trust me." Mufasa then falls into the stampede. Then Simba looks up to see Scar morph into Kovu, who throws him into the stampede as well.

Trivia

  • Originally, Scar wasn't supposed to show Simba sympathy but chase him out of the Pride Lands.[1]
  • Mufasa was originally going to save Simba from a flood, not a wildebeest stampede.[2]

Gallery



Video

The Lion King - The Stampede03:33

The Lion King - The Stampede

The Stampede


References

  1. Outline4
  2. Smheetu


The History of the Pride Lands
For more information about the history of the Pride Lands, click here.

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