The hyenas intend to eat the trespassers and gloat about their find ("Chow Down").

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Time passes and Simba grows into a lively young cub ("Grasslands Chant").

Mufasa shows Simba the Pride Lands from the top of Pride Rock and explains that everything exists in a delicate balance known as the Circle of Life.

Mufasa says that he will always be there for his son.

Later he discusses Simba's behavior with Zazu, who reminds Mufasa that he had the same tendency to get into trouble at Simba's age.

National Tour 2003 Sydney 2004 The Hague 2006 Shanghai 2006 Seoul 2007 Johannesburg 2007 Paris 2008 Taipei 2009 Las Vegas 2011 Singapore 2011 Madrid 2012 UK National Tour 2013 São Paulo 2013 Sydney 2015 Basel 2015 Mexico City 2016 Shanghai 2016 The Hague The Lion King is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arrangements by Lebo M.

Directed by Julie Taymor, the musical features actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets.

The cast of the West End production were invited to perform at the Royal Variety Performance 2008 at the London Palladium on December 11, in the presence of senior members of the British Royal Family.

In September 2014, The Lion King became the top-earning title in box-office history for both stage productions and films, surpassing the record previously held by Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.

As the sun rises, Rafiki the mandrill calls the animals to Pride Rock.

She greets King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi before presenting their cub to the gathered animals ("Circle of Life").

Elsewhere, Mufasa's brother, Scar, laments his lost chance at becoming king.