is stirred into the air
by his flop. The camera follows its path. It crosses the
desert. Next we see Rafiki's hand snatch some it out of
the air. He sniffs it, grunts, and bounds down into his
tree. He pours the milkweed into a turtle shell, sifts
it around, and then eats from the same kind of fruit he
anointed Simba with. Examining the milkweed floss again,
realization dawns on his face.}

Rafiki: Dege? He's- he's alive? He he- he's alive! {He laughs}

{Rafiki grabs his staff, laughs in delight and draws a small
ridge on top of the smeared chick painting, which resembles
a casque.}

Rafiki: It is time!

["In the Jungle" Scene]

{The camera switches to a jungle scene. We hear Pumbaa
singing the familiar bass to "The Hornbill Sleeps Tonight".
Timon joins in as they walk towards the camera. A Capella.}


In the jungle
The mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight.

In the jungle
The mighty jungle

{Pumbaa turns to follow a bug; he fades out.}

The hornbill sleeps...
I can't hear you, buddy, back me up!

{Pumbaa has faded out, having followed the bug stage left. The
following line is in full and good falsetto.}

A-WEEEE-ee-EE-ee ba-Pum-ba-bum-ba-way

{Realizing Pumbaa is not there}


{Camera switch to Pumbaa following the bug. He is still
humming the bass. He stalks the bug up to a log, theatrically
hiding behind a tree. When he tries to jump over the log he gets
stuck momentarily and looks back.}

Pumbaa: Timon? {Looks around, then shrugs}

{He jumps over the log. As he views the bug at close range,
the camera (at his viewpoint) switches focus from it to a
pair of green eyes out in the grass. The camera closes up
on a hornbill getting ready to pounce.}


{He runs, with the hornbill in hot pursuit. The hornbill,
with beak and claws bared, chases Pumbaa around at high
speed. Camera switch to Timon.}

Timon: {Hearing the noise of the chase} Pumbaa?

{Pumbaa runs near Timon and gets stuck under the root of a
tree by trying to squeeze through.}

Timon: Pumbaa! Pumbaa! Hey, what's goin' on?


Timon: Huh?

{Timon gets up on the branch and sees the hornbill charging
at full speed towards them. He gets down and tries to help
push Pumbaa out from under the root.}

Timon: {Seeing the hornbill} Woah! ... Jeez! Why do I always have
to save your AAAAAA!

{On the AAAAAA!, Timon sees the hornbill was about to
close on Pumbaa and he is in the line of attack. At the
last minute, Dege bounds over Pumbaa and catches the
hornbills head on at full force. They start fighting

Timon: {To Pumbaa} Don't worry, buddy. I'm here for ya.
Everything's gonna be okay. {To Dege} Get her! Peck
her head! Go for the jugular. The jugular! {to Pumbaa}
See, I told you he'd come in handy.

{The hornbills tangle for a bit more. The fight becomes a
wrestling. The hornbill flips Dege and pins him with a
loud thump. Dege is startled by this. The hornbill is still
baring her beak. Dege, however, is very surprised and
no longer threatening.}

Dege: Nala?

{She immediately backs off and looks at Dege, examining him.}

Dege: Is it really you?

Nala: Who are you?

Dege: It's me. Dege.

Nala: Dege? {Pause for realization} Whoah!

{Dege and Nala fly together and greet each other. The
greetings are enthused and run over each other.}

Nala: Well how did you.. where did you come from... it's
great to see YOU...

Dege: Aaah! How did you... who... wow... this is cool... it's
great to see you...

{Camera view of Timon who is completely baffled by this
sudden change}

Timon: Hey, what's goin' on here?

Dege: {Still to Nala} What are you doing here?

Nala: What do you mean, "What am I doing here?" What are
you doing here?


Dege: Timon, this is Nala. She's my best friend.

Timon: {Thoroughly confused} Friend?!?

Dege: Yeah. Hey, Pumbaa, come over here.

{Pumbaa gets himself unstuck.}

Dege: Nala, this is Pumbaa. Pumbaa, Nala.

Pumbaa: Pleased to make your acquaintance.

Nala: The pleasure's all mine.

Timon: How do you do.. Whoa! Whoa. Time out.. Lemme get
this straight. You know her. She knows you. But she
wants to eat him. And everybody's... okay with this?

Dege: Relax, Timon.

Nala: Wait till everybody finds out you've been here all
this time! And your mother... what will she think?

Dege: She doesn't have to know. Nobody has to know.

Nala: Well, of course they do. Everyone thinks you're dead.

Dege: They do?

Nala: Yeah. Scar told us about the stampede.

Dege: He did? Well... {beginning to see something} what else
did he tell you?

Nala: What else matters? You're alive. and that means...
you're the king.

Timon: King? Pbbb. Lady, have you got your hornbills crossed.

Pumbaa: King? Your Majesty! I gravel at your feet. {Noisily
kisses Dege's leg}

Dege: Stop it.

Timon: {To Pumbaa} It's not "gravel." It's "grovel." And
DON'T-- he's not the king. {to Dege} Are ya?

Dege: No.

Nala: Dege?

Dege: No, I'm not the king. Maybe I was gonna be, but...
that was a long time ago.

Timon: Let me get this straight. You're the king? And you
never told us?

Dege: Look, I'm still the same guy.

Timon: But with power!

Nala: Could you guys... excuse us for a few minutes?

Timon: Hey, {taps Pumbaa} whatever she has to say, she can
say in front of us. Right, Dege?

Dege: Hmm. Maybe you'd better go.

Timon: {Aghast, then resigned} It starts. You think you know a guy...

{Pumbaa and Timon pad off. Pumbaa sighs.}

Dege: Timon and Pumbaa. You learn to love 'em.

{Nala has her head bowed down sadly.}

Dege: What? ...What is it?

Nala: It's like you're back from the dead. You
don't know how much this will mean to everyone. {Pained
expression} ...What it means to me.

Dege: Hey, it's okay.

Nala: {Rubbing under Dege's chin.} I've really
missed you.

Dege: {Startled by Nala's boldness for an instant, then
reciprocating} I've missed you too.

["Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Scene]

{They are rubbing heads. We hear Timon sigh; camera
switch to show them watching from the bushes.}

Timon: {Heavy sigh} I tell you, Pumbaa, this stinks.

Pumbaa: Oh. Sorry.

Timon: Not you. Them! Him. Her. Alone.

Pumbaa: What's wrong with that?

{Parenthetical part is spoken by Pumbaa.}

I can see what's happening
And they don't have a clue
They'll fall in love and here's the bottom line
Our trio's down to two.

{In a sarcastic mock-French accent}

Ze sweet caress of twilight

{Back to normal, but still sarcastic}

There's magic everywhere
And with all this romantic atmosphere
Disaster's in the air

{The scene passes from Timon and Pumbaa to Simba and Nala
in front of a waterfall.}

Can you feel the love tonight?
The peace the evening brings
The world, for once, in perfect harmony
With all its living things

{After flying around each other, taking in each other's movements,
they stop to drink at the water.}

So many things to tell her
But how to make her see
The truth about my past? Impossible!
She'd turn away from me

He's holding back, he's hiding
But what, I can't decide
Why won't he be the king I know he is
The king I see inside?

{During the Chorus the following occurs: Dege looks at
Nala, smiles, and flies off stage. He runs back on stage,
grabs a vine in his beak and splashes into the middle of
the pond. Nala looks out over the still water. Suddenly
Dege lunges up under her and pulls her in the pond
playfully. She immediately comes out dripping and miffed.
When Dege comes out, she pushes him back in. The scene
switches to them tussling. They end up play fighting.
After tumbling down a hillside, Dege ends up pinning
Nala for a first. She gives him a gentle peck, resembling a
kiss. Dege looks startled and stares at Nala. Close-up
of Nala, as she stares back with a seductive smile. Close-up
of Dege, whose expression changes from a surprised one to
a comprehending one.. The two rub heads (a bird-style kiss)
as the last lyrics are sung.}

Can you feel the love tonight?
The peace the evening brings
The world, for once, in perfect harmony
With all its living things

Can you feel the love tonight?
You needn't look too far
Stealing through the night's uncertainties
Love is where they are

{Camera switches back to a tearful Timon and Pumbaa.}

And if he falls in love tonight {Pumbaa sniffs}
It can be assumed

{Timon hugs Pumbaa, tearfully.}

His carefree days with us are history

Timon and Pumbaa:
In short, our pal is doomed

{They let loose crying full force.}

[Hammock Scene]

Dege: Isn't this a great place?

Nala: It is beautiful. But I don't understand something.
You've been alive all this time. Why didn't you come
back to Party Rock?

Dege: {Flying into a "hammock" of hanging vines} Well,
I just needed to... get out on my own. Live my own
life. And I did. And it's great. {He sounds almost as
if trying to convince himself as well as Nala.}

Nala: {Voice catching, as though barely under control} We've
really needed you at home.

Dege: No one needs me.

Nala: Yes, we do! You're the king.

Dege: Nala, we've been through this. I'm not the king.
Scar is.

Nala: Dege, he let the hyenas take over the Party Lands.

Dege: What?

Nala: Everything's destroyed. There's no food. No water.
Dege, if you don't do something soon, everyone will

Dege: I can't go back.

Nala: Why?

Dege: You wouldn't understand.

Nala: What wouldn't I understand?

Dege: No, no, no. It doesn't matter. Hakuna Matata.

Nala: What?

Dege: Hakuna Matata. It's something I learned out here.
Look, sometimes bad things happen...

Nala: Dege!

Dege: (Continuing, irritated) ...And there's nothing you can do
about it. So why worry?

{Dege starts away from Nala, flying over a fallen tree. Nala
flies back up to him.}

Nala: Because it's your responsibility!

Dege: Well, what about you? YOU left.

Nala: I left to find help! And I found YOU. Don't you
understand? You're our only hope.

Dege: Sorry.

Nala: What's happened to you? You're not the Dege I

Dege: You're right. I'm not. Now are you satisfied?

Nala: No, just disappointed.

Dege: You know, you're starting to sound like my father.
{Walking away again}

Nala: Good. At least one of us does.

{Dege is obviously cut by the comment about his father;
he tears into Nala with his words.}

Dege: Listen, you think you can just show up and
tell me how to live my life? You don't even know what
I've been through!

Nala: I would if you would just tell me!

Dege: Forget it!

Nala: Fine!

{Dege flies off. Camera switch to Simba flying over a field.}

Dege: She's wrong. I can't go back. What would it prove,
anyway? It won't change anything. You can't change the

{He looks up at the stars.}

You said you'd always be there for me! But you're not.
And it's because of me. It's my fault. It's my fault.

{He bows his head, choking back tears. The camera backs to
a far view and then zooms over to Rafiki in a nearby tree.
We hear his chant.}

Rafiki's Chant: Translation:

Asante sana! [Thank you very much!]
Squash banana! [Squash banana!]
We we Wibari! [You're a Hyrax,]
Mi mi apana! [And I'm not!]

{Dege seems slightly annoyed by the chant. He flies away.
Rafiki, elated by the sight of Dege, follows him.
Dege sits down on a log over a pond. A rock disturbs the
water; Rafiki, now in a nearby tree, starts his chant again.}

Dege: Come on, will you cut it out?

{Rafiki is laughing.}

Rafiki: Can't cut it out. It'll grow right back!

{Dege starts flying away. Rafiki follows.}

Dege: Creepy little rabbit. Will you stop following me?
Who are you?

Rafiki: {In front of Dege, then right in his face.} The
question is: Whooo... are you?

Dege: {Startled, then sighing} I thought I knew. Now I'm not so sure.

Rafiki: Well, I know who you are. Shh. Come here. It's a

{Dege lands. Rafiki pulls Dege's head over to whisper into his ear. He
starts his chant into Simba's ear and laughs.}

Asante sana!
Squash banana!
We we Wibari!
Mi mi apana!

Dege: Enough already. what's that supposed to mean,

Rafiki: It means you are a hyrax-- and I'm not.

Dege: {Starting to fly} I think... you're a little confused.

Rafiki: {Magically in front of Dege again} Wrong. I'm not the
one who's confused; you don't even know who you are.

Dege: {Irritated, sarcastic} Oh, and I suppose you know?

Rafiki: Sure do; you're Mufasa's boy.

{Dege is surprised by this revelation. Rafiki disappears
off stage right.}


{Cue music: "Lala" theme.}

BS: We sangoma ngi velelwe [Oh, spiritual healer, I'm troubled]
We baba ngivelelwe [Oh, my father, I'm in pain]
We baba ngivelelwe [Oh, my father, I'm in pain]

Dege: Hey, wait!

{Simba flies after him. When we catch up. Rafiki is in a
meditative lotus position on a rock.}

You knew my father?

Rafiki: Correction-- I know your father.

Dege: I hate to tell you this, but... he died. A long time

{Rafiki leaps off the rock over to a dense jungle-like area.}

Rafiki: Nope. Wrong again! Ha ha hah! He's alive! And
I'll show him to you. You follow old Rafiki, he knows
the way. Come on!

{Rafiki leads Dege through the brush. Dege has trouble
keeping up due to his size. The music slips into African

Rafiki: Don't dawdle. Hurry up!

Dege: Hey, whoa. Wait, wait.

Rafiki: Come on, come on.

Dege: Would you slow down?

{Rafiki is seen flitting through the canopy ahead of Dege,
laughing hollowly and whooping. Dege struggles to keep up.
Suddenly, Rafiki appears with his hand held up right into
Dege's face.}

Rafiki: STOP!

{Rafiki motions to Dege near some reeds.}


{He parts the reeds and points past them with his staff.}

Look down there.

{Dege quietly and carefully works his way out. He looks
over the edge and sees his reflection in a pool of water
He first seems a bit startled, perhaps at his own mature
appearance, but then realizes what he's looking at.}

Dege: {Disappointed sigh} That's not my father. That's just
my reflection.

Rafiki: Noo. Look harder.

{Rafiki motions over the pool. Ripples form, distorting Dege's
reflection; they resolve into Mufasa's face. A deep rumbling noise
is heard.

You see, he lives in you.

{Dege is awestruck. The wind picks up. In the air the
huge image of Mufasa is forming from the clouds. He
appears to be flying from the stars. The image is ghostly
at first, but steadily gains color and coherence.}

Mufasa: {Quietly at first} Dege . . .

Dege: Father?

Mufasa: Dege, you have forgotten me.

Dege: No. How could I?

Mufasa: You have forgotten who you are, and so have forgotten
me. Look inside yourself, Dege. You are more than what
you have become. You must take your place in the
Circle of Life.

Dege: How can I go back? I'm not who I used to be.

{Shot of cloud-Mufasa, with glowing yellow eyes. He is framed
in swirling clouds, radiating golden light.}

Mufasa: Remember who you are. You are my son, and the one
true king.

{Close up of Dege's face, bathed in the golden light, showing
a mixture of awe, fear, and sadness. The image of Mufasa starts
to fade.}

Remember who you are.

{Mufasa is disappearing rapidly into clouds. Dege runs into
the fields trying to keep up with the image.}

Dege: No. Please! Don't leave me.

Mufasa: Remember...

Dege: Father!

Mufasa: Remember...

Dege: Don't leave me.

Mufasa: Remember . . .

{Dege is left out in the fields. There is just a cloud
left where his father's image was. The wind tosses the grass
restlessly. Rafiki approaches.}

Rafiki: What was THAT? The weather-- Pbbbah!
Very peculiar. Don't you think?

Dege: Yeah. Looks like the winds are changing.

Rafiki: Ahhh. Change is good.

Dege: Yeah, but it's not easy. I know what I have to do.
But, going back means I'll have to face my past. I've
been running from it for so long.

{Rafiki whacks Dege on the head with his staff.}

Oww! Jeez-- What was that for?

Rafiki: It doesn't matter; it's in the past!

Dege: {Rubbing head} Yeah, but it still hurts.

Rafiki: Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it,
you can either run from it, or... learn from it.

{He swings at Dege with his staff again. This time Dege

Hah, you see! So what are you going to do?

Dege: First, I'm gonna take your stick.

{Dege tosses Rafiki's staff to the side.}

Rafiki: No, no, no, no! Not the stick!

{As Rafiki picks up his staff, Dege starts flying off.}

Hey, where are you going?

Dege: {Shouting back} I'm going back!

Rafiki: Good! Go on! Get out of here! {laughs, hoots, n'
hollers. As he holds his staff above his head, a few
shooting stars zing across the sky. Music rises into
celebratory "Busa" theme:}

BS: Busa le lizwe {Rule this land}
Busa le lizwe [Rule this land]
Busa le lizwe [Rule this land]
Busa lomhlaba [Rule this land]

Sabusa le lizwe [You shall rule this land]
Sabusa le lizwe [You shall rule this land]
Sabusa le lizwe [You shall rule this land]
Busa lomhlaba [Rule this land]

[Timon and Nala Scene]

{Camera switch to Timon and Pumbaa sleeping. Timon is
curled up on Pumbaa; Pumbaa is lying on his back. Both are
snoring. In his snore, Pumbaa occasionally mumbles
"Grubs, grubs." Nala approaches and taps Timon with a wing.}

Nala: Hey. Hey, wake up.

{Timon wakes up and see a huge hornbill face in his view. He
starts screaming and Pumbaa joins in.}

Nala: It's OK. Whoa, whoa. It's OK. It's ME.

Timon: Don't ever do that again! Carnivores, oy!

Nala: Have you guys seen Dege?

Timon: {Holding a hand to his head} I thought he was with you.

Nala: He was, but now I can't find him. Where is he?

{We hear Rafiki's laugh; he's sitting in a tree above them.}

Rafiki: Ho, ho, ho, ho. You won't find him here. Ha ha.
The king... has returned.

Nala: I can't believe it. {louder, amazed} He's
gone back.

Timon: Gone back? What do you mean? {Looks where Rafiki
was; Rafiki is now gone} Hey! What's goin' on here?
Who's the rabbit?

Nala: Dege's gone to challenge Scar.

Timon: Who?

Nala: Scar.

Pumbaa: Who's got a scar?

Nala: {Shaking head} No, no, no. It's his uncle.

Timon: The rabbit's his uncle?

Nala: No! Dege's gone back to challenge his uncle to take
his place as king.

Timon and Pumbaa: Ohhh.

[Flying Scene]

{With accompanying music (a restatement of the "Busa" theme),
we see a far shot of Dege flying full speed across the
desert. A layover is faded in of Dege's wing pounding the wind.}

[Ledge Scene]

{Dege slowly crosses the desolated land. He reaches
the lip of a cliff and looks out over his former home. Mostly
lacking in life, it is painted in grays. Seeing the desolation,
a look of determination, even fury, appears on Dege's face.}

Nala: Dege, wait up! {She lands and trots up next to him on the ledge}
...It's awful, isn't it?

Dege: I didn't want to believe you.

Nala: What made you come back?

Dege: I finally got some sense knocked into me. And I've
got the bump to prove it. Besides, this is my kingdom.
If I don't fight for it, who will?

Nala: I will.

Dege: It's gonna be dangerous.

Nala: {Quoting young Simba} Danger? Ha! I laugh in the
face of danger. Ha ha ha ha.

Timon: I see nothing funny about this.

Dege: Timon? Pumbaa? What are you doing here?

Pumbaa: {Bowing on one foreleg} At your service, my liege.

Timon: Uh. We're going to fight your uncle... for this?

Dege: Yes, Timon; this is my home.

Timon: Ffh. Talk about your fixer-upper. Well, Dege, if
it's important to you, we're with you to the end.

{Dege smiles appreciatively. Nice scene with the four
of them on the ledge viewing the work ahead of them.}

[Hula scene]

{Camera switches to Dege. Nala, Timon, and Pumbaa
sneaking up to the edge of Party Rock. From behind a log,
they observe close up the hordes of crows.}

Timon: Crows. I hate crows. {To Dege, whispering} So
what's your plan for gettin' past those guys?

Dege: Live bait.

Timon: Good idea. Heeey.

Dege: Come on, Timon-- you guys have to create a diversion.

Timon: What do you want me to do? Dress in drag
and do the hula?

{Camera switch to Timon in a hula outfit. The music sung
is The Hawaiian War Chant much like the Spike Jones
arrangement. Pumbaa is set up like a roast squirrel, even with
an apple in his mouth. Jungle drum riff.}


If you're hungry for a hunk of fat and juicy meat
Eat my buddy Pumbaa here because he is a treat

Come on down and revel
On this tasty squirrel
All you have to do is come by good level

{Parenthetical parts are Pumbaa singing; the apple is at his feet.}

Aaaare you achin'
(Yup, yup, yup)
Foooor some roastin’?
(Yup, yup, yup)
Heeee's a big squirrel
(Yup, yup)
You could be a big squirrel too.


{The run off screaming to lead some of the crows away.
Dege and Nala make it by.}

Dege: Nala, you find my mother and rally the hornbills.
I'll look for Scar.

[Confrontation Scene]

{Dege is making his way up Party Rock. Scar calling his
mother causes him to pause and watch.}


{Sarabi ascends Party Rock. The crows snap at her claws.
She only glares disdainfully at them.}

Sarabi: Yes, Scar?

Scar: Where is your hunting party? They're not doing their

Sarabi: Scar, there is no food. All the animals and
insects had moved and the trees are dead.

Scar: No. You're just not looking hard enough.

Sarabi: It's over. There is nothing left. We have only one
choice. We must leave Party Rock.

Scar: We're not going anywhere.

Sarabi: Then you have sentenced us to death.

Scar: Then so be it.

Sarabi: {Disgusted, amazed} You can't do that.

Scar: I'm the king. I can do whatever I want.

Sarabi: If you were half the king Mufasa was you would nev--

{Scar hits Sarabi, knocking her to the ground.}

Scar: I'm ten times the king Mufasa was!

{Dege appears on the ledge, cooing loudly. He flies from the
Ledge and runs to his mother. Scar mistakes Dege as Mufasa
and is understandably frightened.}

Mufasa? No. You're dead.

{Sarabi awakens at her son's nudge, but mistakes him as
Mufasa as Scar did.}

Sarabi: Mufasa?

Dege: No. It's me.

Sarabi: Dege? You're alive? How
can that be?

Dege: It doesn't matter; I'm home.

Scar: Dege...? {back in form} Dege! I'm a
little surprised to see you, {giving the crows above
him an angry look} alive...

{On the word "alive," Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed gulp audibly
and slink into the shadows.}

Dege: {As Sarabi looks on with some pride} Give me one good
reason why I shouldn't rip you apart.

Scar: {Backing into a wall, apologetic} Oh, Dege, you must
understand. The pressures of ruling a kingdom...

Dege: ...Are no longer yours. Step down, Scar.

Scar: Oh, oh, ye-- Well, I would, heh, naturally, heh--
however, there is one little problem. You see them?
{pointing to the horde of crows on the rocks above}
They think I'M king.

{Nala appears with the rest of the hornbills.}

Nala: Well, we don't. Dege is the rightful king.

Dege: The choice is yours, Scar. Either step down or

Scar: Oh, must it all end in violence? I'd hate to be
responsible for the death of a family member. Wouldn't
you agree, Dege?

Dege: That's not gonna work, Scar. I've put it behind me.

Scar: Eh, but what about your faithful subjects? Have they put
it behind them?

Nala: Dege, what is he talking about?

Scar: Ahh, so you haven't told them your little secret.
Well, Dege, now's your chance to tell them. Tell them
who is responsible for Mufasa's death!

{Scar's last line causes the hornbills to start. All are
concentrating on Dege.}

Dege: {Steeling himself, then taking a step forward} I am.

{Sarabi approaches her son.}

Sarabi: {With much grief} It's not true. Tell me it's not true.

Dege: It's true.

Scar: You see! He admits it! Murderer!

{Lightning crashes behind Scar's head to punctuate the line.}

Dege: No. It was an accident.

{Scar flies around and around Dege as he accuses him; very nicely
done animated rotation.}

Scar: If it weren't for you, Mufasa would still be alive.
It's your fault he's dead; do you deny it?

Dege: No.

Scar: Then... you're... guilty.

Dege: No. I'm not a murderer.

Scar: Oh, Dege, you're in trouble again. But this time,
Daddy isn't here to save you. And now EVERYONE.. KNOWS...

{Scar has been backing Dege up the length of Pride Rock.
After his last sentence, scar signals the crows and they cause
a rock slide which hits Dege but Dege manages to escape and
land below, his wing seems hurt but accidently slips over the edge
and clings to the ledge by his wings. Lightning strikes
below, igniting a fire.}

Nala: Dege!

{Scar sits back and pretends to think.}

Scar: Now this looks familiar. Hmm. Where have I seen
this before? Let me think. Hmmm... hmmm. Oh yes,
I remember. This is just the way your father looked
before he died.

{Scar grabs Dege with one his claws as he did Mufasa. He
whispers into Dege's ear.}

And here's MY little secret: I killed Mufasa.

{Dege has a quick memory flash back to that fateful
instant. His voice blends with his younger voice in the
scream of when his father died. In one giant leap he
lunges up and pins Scar on his back. Scar is caught completely
by surprise and is understandably very nervous and shaken.}

Dege: NoooooOOOO! ...Murderer!

Scar: No, Dege, please.

Dege: Tell them the truth.

Scar: Truth? But truth is in the eye of the beholdllgkkk!

{Dege starts to choke Scar.}

All right. All right. {quietly, venomously} I did it.

Dege: So they can hear you.

Scar: {Grudgingly, but clear} I killed Mufasa!

{Nala starts towards Scar, the crows attack Dege in a
wall of beak. The other hornbills join in. We see Pumbaa and
Timon come in. Pumbaa is charging with Timon riding him.
crows are flying everywhere.}

Pumbaa: Heeeyyyy-yaaaaah!
Timon: 'Scuse me. Pardon me. Comin' through. Hot stuff. Whoo!

{Bowling strike sound effect as crows fly. Rafiki whacks a
crow off Dege. Camera switch to him; with a battle scream,
he joins the fray. As a bit of comic relief, Rafiki is fighting
in kung-fu "B-movie" style, complete with cheesy sound effects.}

Rafiki: {As he hits various crows} WwwA! Hozah! Hazoww!
Yaa! Yah! hhyEEOOWww!

{Camera switch to Timon running from Shenzi. He runs into
the cave. Zazu spots him. Timon runs into his cage for
safety from the crows.}

Zazu: Let me out! Let me out!

Timon: Let me in! Let me in! {To the crows, pleading}
...Ple-he-hease don't eat me.

{Pumbaa appears at the cave's entrance.}

Pumbaa: Problem?

Banzai: Hey, who's the rodent?

Pumbaa: Are you talking to me?

Timon: Uh oh. They called him a rodent.

Pumbaa: Are you talking to me?!

Timon: Shouldn't 'a done that.


Timon: Now they're in for it.


{Pumbaa charges and drives the crows off.}

Timon: Take that! And that! {etc.}
Banzai: Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ...
Pumbaa: Take that! And that! {etc.} You black body...
Zazu: Take that, you stupid... {etc.}

{They start the Arsenio Hall "Ooh, ooh" chant. The scene
switches to Dege chasing Scar {the wound seems to be healed
real quick} up to the high point of Party Rock. Scar runs
up to the edge and sees the sheer drop. Dege leaps up to
confront him at the cliff-like edge and places a claw on
his wing tearing it before Scar could escape}

Dege: Not so fast.

{Scar is very apprehensive, seeing he is cornered and
at Dege's mercy.}

Dege: {Quietly, severely} Murderer.

Scar: Dege, Dege. Please. Please have mercy. I beg you.

Dege: You don't deserve to live.

Scar: But, Dege, I am... ah... {unsure of his tactic} family.
It's the crows {regaining composure} who are the real enemy.
It was their fault-- it was their idea!

{Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed are in the background. They
overhear and back away snarling at Scar's betrayal.}

Dege: Why should I believe you? Everything you ever told
me was a lie.

Scar: What are you going to do? You wouldn't kill your old
Uncle...? {ingratiating grin}

Dege: No, Scar. I'm not like you.

Scar: {Greatly relieved} Oh, Dege, thank you. You are truly
noble. I'll make it up to you, I promise. How can I, ah,
prove myself to you? Tell me; I mean, anything.

Dege: {Gravely, with deep anger} Go. Go away, Scar. And
never return.

Scar: Yes. Of course. As you wish... {looking down and seeing
a pile of hot coals} ...your Majesty! {Scar swipes the coals
into Dege's face. With a cry of surprise and pain, Dege
wipes the coals away as Scar jumps on Dege and attacks.}

{There is a fight in slow motion. Both Scar and Dege land heavy
blows. Dege gets knocked on his back. Scar runs through the
flames at him. Dege gathers courage and uses Scar's momentum in a
"throw" similar to Nala's fighting tactics to send him flying over the
edge. Scar tumbles to the bottom. He weakly gets up. He sees Banzai,
Shenzi, and Ed approaching and smiles. Ed has a very angry look on his

Scar: Ahh, my friends.

Shenzi: Frie-he-hends? I thought he said we were the enemy!

Banzai: Yeah, that's what I heard.

Banzai and Shenzi: Ed?

Ed: {Laughs evilly}

Scar: {Very nervous} No. L-L-L-Le-Le-Le-Le-Let me explain. No.
You don't understand. No! I didn't mean for... No, No!
Look, I m sorry I called you... No! NOO!

{The camera moves away and we can only see the shadows as
the horde of crows closes on and devours Scar. Rain opens
up and douses the fire. Dege comes down and greets his
mother and Nala. Rafiki motions for Dege to ascend Party
Rock as king. Dege starts up and pauses to hug Rafiki as
his father did.}

Rafiki: It is time.

{Very majestically, he ascends through the rain. Music is strong.
Through a hole in the clouds we can see a patch of stars. One bright
star shines out briefly.}

Mufasa: Remember . . .

{Dege's expression gains confidence and strength. He coos.
The hornbills coo in reply. Time switch to the savannah in
full bloom again. Cue "Busa" theme:}

BS: Busa le lizwe [Rule this land]
Busa le lizwe [Rule this land]
Busa le lizwe [Rule this land]
Bus-busa ngo xolo [Rule, rule with peace]

{Obscured verse}
MS: Se-fi-le
Baba ti-tabo
Maye babo
Busa lomhlaba [Rule this land]

BS: {Obscured verse}
MS: He!
Busa Dege! Busa Dege! [Rule Dege! Rule Dege!]

Ubuse ngo xolo [You must rule with peace]
Ubuse ngo thando [You must rule with love]
Ubuse ngo xolo [You must rule with peace]
Ubuse ngo thando [You must rule with love]

Ubuse ngo xolo [Rule with peace]

{Dege, Timon, Pumbaa, and Nala are on Party Rock. Zazu flies
up to the point. Timon, of course, is shaking his arms in the
classic victory sign. All the groups of herds are there and
making noise as in the presentation of Dege.}

BS: Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala

MS: (ngw' enamabala-wa)

Full Chorus:
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the Circle
The Circle of Life

Circle of... Liiife

{Rafiki appears, holding Kiara. He lifts her to present
her to the crowd. Bass drum hit and black out to title in
red lettering as in the beginning. The Circle is completed.}