I got this idea from Timon's and Pumbaa's commentaries on The Lion King 1 ½. I wondered what would happen if the characters discovered the Lion King DVDs. This transcript is from the website below:


I do not own The Lion King, the characters from the books, "Timon and Pumbaa" TV series, or Sora from Kingdom Hearts.

I will be making references to the above mentioned (books, TV series, Kingdom Hearts) and the broadway musical, so I hope some of y'all will be at least a little familliar with everything...

The characters will be slightly OOC, so be warned! Also, this fanfic will be seperated into three parts (one for each movie).

Part 1: Kovu is perturbed, Kiara is shocked and emotional, Simba is emo, and Nala has a shady little secret.

ENJOY! And don't forget to REVIEW!

"What...is this thing?"

Simba, Nala, Kiara, Kovu, Vitani, Timon, and Pumbaa were surrounding a large television set, which appeared out of nowhere in the lion's den. Timon stepped up to it and studied it. Then his face lightened up with recognition.

"I know what this is!" Timon pointed a finger in the air. "It's a TV!"

Everyone else stared blankly. Kovo spoke up. "Ok...so...what exactly is it?"

Timon turned it on. The lions lept back in surprise at the bright blue screen that had the letters "D-V-D" written across it. "It shows you moving pictures, to explain it better."

"How do you know?" Simba asked, then he raised a paw. "Wait, don't answer that. You learned about this on one of your little adventures in the human world, didn't you?"

"Yes." Timon nodded. He noticed a thin box laying besides him. He picked it up. "No way! Simba, this is a picture of you on the front!"

"What?" Simba walked forward to look at the box., Sure enough, the picture showed him, Zazu, Rafiki, his parents, and even Scar on the cover. On top read "The Lion King" in red letters.

"What is this thing?"

Timon pulled at the sides, and a metal disc fell out. He worked the DVD player and hit Play. The group got comfortable.

{Open, black screen}

{Start nature sound effects}

{Cue Castle screen}

{Fade to black}

{Cue lion roar in the background, calling the animals to gather to Pride Rock for the Ceremony.}

{Sunrise on African grassland (lightly treed), in time with opening chant to The Circle of Life}

MS: Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba

Kiara and Nala jumped in surprise at the loudness of the music. They both giggled and shook their heads, embarrassed.

BS: Sithi uhhmm ingonyama

{Various shots of animals raising their heads at the sunrise: rhinos, antelope, a cheetah, meerkats, storks...}

MS: Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba

BS: Sithi uhm ingonyama


MS: Siyo Nqoba

BS: Ingonyama

Ingonyama nengw' enamabala

{repeats 5}

Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Sitha ngqwa!)

Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Eshe!)

{repeats 1}

"Hey, this is the Pride Lands!" Kovu exclaimed. "I wonder what this is about."

"Well, it says 'The Lion King' on the cover." Vitani pointed out. "What does that tell you?"

"Yeah, but which lion king?"

{The Circle of Life ground forms in the BS's and holds its pattern for eight bars. It is a non-chordal BS part. The progressions are in the medium ranges of the strings. Various pans and camera views of African animals, all moving. Coinciding with the FS pickup in the eighth bar, we first view the giraffes, panning to a long shot of all the animals in their procession}

[The Circle of life text]

FS: From the day we arrive on the planet

And, blinking, step into the sun

There's more to see than can ever be seen

More to do than can ever be done

{Camera is panning and jumping to elephants, zebras, ants, birds, storks, etc... }

FS: There's far too much to take in here

More to find than can ever be found

But the sun rolling high

Through the sapphire sky

Keeps great and small on the endless round

{When the "The Circle of Life" is mentioned the long- distance pan centers on Pride Rock where all the animals are gathering. Mufasa is on Pride Rock. Long camera arc to Mufasa and Zazu.}

FS: It's the Circle of Life

And it moves us all

{Zazu bows to Mufasa, who smiles and nods at him}

Simba and Nala both felt a twinge of sadness as Mufasa appeared on the screen.

'So that's what Mufasa looked like.' Kiara thought, smiling. 'He looks so powerful...'

FS: Through despair and hope

Through faith and love

{ Appearance of Rafiki, the mandrill. He passes between ranks of animals, who bow to him; he then climbs Pride Rock to where Mufasa is standing.}

FS: Till we find our place

On the path unwinding

{ Rafiki and Mufasa embrace.}

FS: In the Circle

The Circle of Life

{Decrescendo in BS. FS drops out. Pan Flute takes simple lead.}

{Mufasa leads Rafiki over to Sarabi, who is holding Simba}

Simba and Nala felt another twinge of sadness as they saw their late mother. Kiara felt one, too, but then brightened up as she saw her father as a cub.

"Awwwww, Daddy, you looked so cute as a cub!" She squealed.

Simba smiled and chuckled lightly. "Are you saying I don't look cute now?"

"Haha, no." Kiara smirked.

{ Rafiki puts the juice and sand he collects on Simba's brow-- a ceremonial crown. He then picks Simba up and ascends to the point of Pride Rock. Mufasa and Sarabi follow. With a crescendo in the music and a restatement of the refrain, Rafiki holds Simba up for the crowd to view.}

FS: It's The Circle of Life

{The crowd starts howling, stamping, etc... }

FS: And it moves us all

Through despair and hope

Through faith and love

"Wouldn't it have been funny if Rafiki dropped Simba accidentally?" Vitani snickered. Kiara, Nala, and Simba all glared at her. Vitani cleared her throat. "Sorry..."

{The clouds part and a sunbeam highlights Rafiki and Simba on Pride Rock.}

FS: Till we find our place

{The crowd bows down, one by one.}

FS: On the path unwinding

{Camera slowly zooms out to a striking panoramic view of the Presentation.}

FS: In the Circle

The Circle of Life

{Bass drum hit (fff) and immediate switch to black screen with title "The Lion King" in blood-red caps.}

"Geez!" Timon winced. "Is that loud enough?"

"Well, it does give a more powerful feel." Pumbaa put in

[Mouse / Challenge Scene]

{Cue mouse sounds}

{Visual fade into mouse in cave}

{Mouse comes out and starts preening in the light. Begins sniffing. Becomes frightened. Suddenly a large lion paw swoops down and catches him.}

{Cue the Scar theme (dissonant, slow, reed theme). Fade in slowly and up full during speech}

Everyone except Kiara, Kovu, and Vitani groaned or growled in disgust. Kovu and Vitani felt a twinge of sadness.

"...Scar, I'm guessing?" Kiara asked her parents.

"Oh...yeah." Simba seethed, his teeth and claws bared.

"Relax, Simba. He's dead, remember?" Nala said calmly. Simba took a deep breath and calmed down.

{Camera switch to Scar holding the squeaking and struggling mouse in his paw. He talks to it while playing with it}

Scar: Life's not fair, is it? You see I -- well, I... shall never be King. {exhale lightly} And you... shall never see the light of another day. {closed-mouth laughter. Starts to place the mouse on his extended tongue} ... Adieu... {quiet laugh}

Zazu: {Interrupting} Didn't your mother ever tell you not to play with your food?

Scar: {Light sigh. The mouse is under his paw.} What do you want?

Zazu: I'm here to announce that King Mufasa is on his way. {bows} ...So you'd better have a good excuse for missing the ceremony this morning.

"He's an unimaginable asshole." Simba replied, angrily.

{The mouse runs away from Scar}

Scar: Oh now look, Zazu; you've made me lose my lunch.

Zazu: Hah! You'll lose more than that when the King gets through with you. He's as mad as a hippo with a hernia.

Scar: Oooh... I quiver with FEAR.

{On "FEAR" Scar crouches down and is baring his teeth at Zazu.}

Zazu: {Very concerned} Now Scar, don't look at me that way... HELP!

Kiara, Kovu, Vitani, Timon, and Pumbaa all burst out laughing. Simba roared at them to shut them up.

"I'm sorry, Dad." Kiara said, gasping for breath. "But that was funny."

Simba frowned at his daughter. "What if someone stuffed you in their mouth whole?"

Kiara sobered up. "You're right. That wouldn't be fun, would it?"

"It is when it happens to someone else!" Timon piped up. Pumbaa nodded in agreement.

Simba looked at them, shocked. Then he got an idea. Simba crouched low and smiled evilly.

Timon backed away and held up his hands in surrender. "What are you doing?"

Simba walked slowly towards Timon and pounced.

"AAAH! NO!" Timon cringed. Simba jumped lightly in front of the meerkat. Everyone else burst out laughing.

"Psyche." Said Simba, smiling. "I got you all worked up there, didn't I?"

Timon opened his eyes and gaped. Then he glared at the lion king. "You suck."

"You too." Simba smirked. "On bug juice! Haha! Get it? 'Cause..."

Everyone just stared at Simba. He hasn't cracked a joke like that in ages. Simba sobered up and cleared his throat. "Let's...keep watching..."

{Scar quickly pounces on the bird, catching him in his mouth.}

Mufasa: {Almost immediately and off-camera} Scar! ...

Scar: {Mouth full} Mm-hmm?

Mufasa: Drop him.

Zazu: {Speaking from Scar's mouth} Impeccable timing, your majesty.

{Scar spits the bird out, covered with saliva}

Zazu: {Slimed} Eyyccch.

"Ewwww...." Kiara pulled a face.

Scar: {Sarcastically overjoyed} Why! If it isn't my big brother descending from on high to mingle with the commoners.

Mufasa: Sarabi and I didn't see you at the presentation of Simba.

Scar: {Faking astonishment} That was today? Oh, I feel simply awful.

{He turns and start scraping his claws on the rock wall. Zazu cringes at the sound.}

Scar: {Admiring his claws} ...Must have slipped my mind.

Zazu: Yes, well, as slippery as your mind is, as the king's brother, you should have been first in line!

{Scar clicks his teeth at Zazu, who has flown near his face. Zazu takes cover behind Mufasa's foreleg. Scar bends down to speak to him.}

Scar: Well, I was first in line... until the little hairball was born.

Simba gasped and growled. "Well, it's hell of a lot better than being scrawny with a scar on my face!"

Kovu cleared his throat and glared at Simba. Simba then realized Kovu too has a scar. "No offense..."

Mufasa: {Lowering his head and meeting Scar eye to eye} That "hairball" is my son... and your future king.

Scar: Ohh, I shall practice my curtsy.

{Scar turns away and starts to exit}

Mufasa: {Warning} Don't turn your back on me, Scar.

"Anyone else notice the forshadowing?" Kiara asked.

Scar: {Looking back} Oh, no, Mufasa. Perhaps YOU shouldn't turn YOUR back on me.

Mufasa: {Roars and literally jumps in front of Scar, baring his teeth for the first time} Is that a challenge?

Scar: Temper, temper. I wouldn't dream of challenging you.

Zazu: Pity! Why not?

Scar: {Looking at Zazu} Well, as far as brains go, I got the lion's share. But, when it comes to brute strength {looking at Mufasa} ...I'm afraid I'm at the shallow end of the gene pool.

{Exit Scar}

Zazu: {Deep sigh} There's one in every family, sire... Two in mine, actually. {perches on Mufasa's shoulder} And they always manage to ruin special occasions.

Mufasa: What am I going to do with him?

Zazu: He'd make a very handsome throw rug.

"Hell, yeah!" Timon pumped his fists. "Go Zazu!"

Simba chuckled. "Yeah...if only my father actually made Scar into a throw rug..."

Mufasa: {Chiding} Zazu!

Zazu: And just think! Whenever he gets dirty, you could take him out and BEAT him.

{They exit, chuckling. Pan out into open savannah.}

[Painting Scene]

{Rise in music-- "This Land" track-- with theme stated in African flute, it broadens eventually with chorus and full orchestra. We see a rainstorm gently crossing the savannah. Multiplane camera approach to Rafiki's baobab tree. Camera switch to inside the tree. Rafiki is doing hand paintings on the wall. We see he is completing a lion cub.}

Rafiki: {Mutters to himself, in which the word "Simba" can be heard} Hmmm... Ah heh heh heh heh heh... {completing the ceremonial crown in the painting} Simba.

{Horns and brass close theme in a stately manner with a decrescendo. Fade to black keeping the painting of the cub as a crossover to the fade in of Pride Rock in early morning}

"Hmmm." Simba nodded. "Interesting..."

They wondered what would happen next...

Please feel free to tell me if any of the characters are out of character. Thank you.