"Nants ingonyama bagithi baba," A song started playing from the speakers, The Lion King playing on a big movie screen, showing the sun rising.

"Sithi uhhmm ingonyama, Ingonyama Nants ingonyama bagithi baba" The screen showed a variety of African animals, including a rhino, some antelope, meerkats, and a cheetah.

"Whaaaat's on the menu?" A male voice suddenly yelled out, imitating the singer's voice from the speakers. "It could be ceviche, it's stinky—ooh, it's Pumbaa-aah...!"

"I gotta tell ya, Timon... that song always gets me right here!" Another male voice said about the song.

"Me too." A female, tomboyish voice agreed.

"Yeah… Well, enough of that." The first male, a meerkat named Timon, said as he held up a remote, and started fast-forwarding the movie.

"Uh... Timon? What are you doin'?" The second male, a warthog named Pumbaa, asked the meerkat.

"I'm fast-forwarding to the part where we come in!" Timon said as the movie kept fast-forwarding.

"Dude, you can't go out of order!" The female, a hyena named Shenzi, who was surprisingly almost Timon's height, told him.

"Au contraire, my pointy-eared peach. I've got the remote!" Timon announced as he held it up once more. Shenzi rolled her eyes at the pet name.

"But everyone's gonna get confused!" Pumbaa insisted. He then grabbed another remote. "We gotta go back to the beginning of the story!" He said as he started rewinding the movie back to the beginning.

"We're not in the beginning of the story!" Timon said as he paused at where the mandrill Rafiki was holding up baby Simba in front of the large group of animals. The meerkat then started fast-forwarding the movie again.

"Yes, we were! The whole time!" Pumbaa insisted as he paused at where Timon stared with a jawdrop at Simba and Nala's reunion.

"Yeah, but they don't know that!" Timon said as he paused at where Nala pinned down Simba at their reunion.

"Then why don't we tell them our story?" Pumbaa offered before pausing at the three jackals up close, making the boys shriek, and hide under their seats. Shenzi just flinched and make a small "Gyee!" noise.

"Hey, I got an idea." Timon said as he re-emerged from his seat. "Why don't we tell them our story?"

"Ooh, that sounds fun!" Shenzi said in agreement.

"A little backstage tour. Take 'em behind the scenes for a revealing and intimate look at the story within the story!" Timon said in thought.

"'Cause what they don't know is how we really were there even though they didn't know we were there, y'know?" Pumbaa asked the meerkat.

"Couldn't have said it better myself!" Timon said as he rewound the movie to the start.

"So does this mean we're going back to the beginning?" Pumbaa asked in excitement.

"Oh, no, Pumbaa. No. We're going way back... to before the beginning." Timon said in a melodramatic voice as the screen faded to black. Then "The Lion King" title crashed onto the screen followed by a two 1's, a diagonal line, and a two. Then the screen cracked, and shattered, revealing Pride Rock in broad daylight.

(A/N: I had this idea a long time ago. XD I decided on jackals instead of the hyenas, 'cause I didn't want to have the hyenas as the bad guys.)