The Lion King isn't the first Disney animation to become a Broadway sensation, but it's certainly the most famous. Incredible movies like Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King were actually written and animated with the Broadway features in mind, making it easy for producers to turn them into stage hits later on. After the Broadway success of Beauty and the Beast, Disney decided to take a chance on their most popular animation - The Lion King.
Sun rises in the Savanna with the news that Mufasa, the Lion King of the jungle has got a cub. Their loyal (and not so loyal) subjects all over the Savanna gather at the Pride Rock to greet their future lion king. It is a moment of pride for the Royal Family, bar Mufasa's brother Scar. Scar seethes at the thought of being thwarted by yet another competitor to the Lion King throne. His only hope to be the Lion King is over the dead body of his brother and nephew. Mufasa rules his kingdom with kindness and wisdom. On contrary, Scar is the archetypical baddie, and generally feared, despised and loathed. The King's subjects love their king. Mufasa teaches his son, Simba, the Circle of Life and that every thing is connected in a balance.Learn more