Greetings, everyone. Habari! Welcome! We have been expecting you! We are here today to welcome you, one and all, to the Festival of the Lion King! We are a band of singers who travel with Simba and his friends throughout the land with this tribal celebration. Time for introductions. My name is Kiume, and I am the leader of our group. Kiume is Swahili for masculine and strong. What do you think? Which is Swahili for good-looking. Hey, Good-Looking. And this is Kibibi– Which means impatient. It means princess. And finally, we have Zawadi. Which is Swahili for “the gift.” The gift! And if you want to stay good-looking, you best back off the attitude, mister. Besides, this gentleman right here thinks I’m the gift, don’t you? What’s your name? Rafael. Rafael? I think that’s Swahili for “it’s my lucky day.” Everyone, Simba and the gang will be arriving any minute now. We want them to feel welcome when they get here, so we’re going to need your help. And since this is the Animal Kingdom, and we’re surrounded by animals, and Simba and the gang are animals, we should greet them like… animals! So for our beastly pep rally, each of us will help lead one of the four animal sections. Let’s see. I’ll take… the elephants! I’ll take giraffes. – I’ll take the lions!
– And I’ll take the warthogs. Rafael, you’re gonna help me take this warthog section. Listen up, ladies and gentleman. Our new friend is going to demonstrate for us the sound that we, as fellow warthogs, will make. Alright, Rafael? Let’s get those fingers up on your face, those will be your tusks. Now make a warthog sound.
– *snorting* – Yes! Are you okay? You need a tissue? And on the count of three, let’s hear that roar. One, two, three!
– *roaring* – Now that’s a lion. – Time for the elephants. This is Bill, all the way from Orlando, and he’s going to be our leader. Alright, get your arm up in the air like an elephant’s trunk. Now let’s hear the call.
– *trumpeting* – Yes! Now that is an elephant we will never forget! Elephants, trunks in the air. On the count of three, let’s trumpet triumphant! One, two, three.
– *trumpeting* The mighty pachyderm. – Okay, my turn, I’m next. Everyone, this is Lillyanna, and she’s from Canada. She’s going to show us what a giraffe sounds like. Giraffe, go! That’s okay princess, I didn’t know what kind of sound a giraffe made either. But I looked it up. It’s a low bleating sound, kind of like a sheep. Giraffe, go!
– *bleating* We’ll take it! Alright giraffes, necks in the air, and bleat!
– *bleating* – And there you have giraffes! – Very well then. Now that you know your animal sounds, I think we’re all set. Watch us. We’ll make sure you’re cued and ready to go. – Everyone, I think I hear them coming! – Wonderful, right on time. On the count of three, let’s use those those animal sounds to call them in. All together now, 1 2 3!
– *various animal sounds* – Everyone, listen… It is time. if And now I present to you His Majesty, the Lion King. Welcome everyone. It’s me, Simba. You’ve all picked a very special day to visit. You see today, we’ve come to town for a big celebration. And you, my friends, are invited to join in the fun. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, get ready to clap your paws, stomp your hooves, and ruffle your feathers as we welcome you to the Festival of the Lion King! Oh, I just can’t wait to be king. Hey, what are you doing? Slow down, slow down! I’m supposed to be center stage. Who’s driving this thing? Alright giraffes, you’re up first, so on the count of three, let’s hear some noises. 1, 2, 3! Oh, I just can’t wait to be king. Timon! Hello! Look at me! I’m in a parade! Hey tumble monkeys, park me over by the warthog section. Here I come, big star coming through! Meerkat on a mission here. It’s showtime! Alright now, move aside fellas. That’s enough boys, let’s settle down. For the last time, I want QUIET! Thank you. Maestro, if you please.
*music starts* Hakuna Matata
What a wonderful phrase. – Hakuna Matata
Ain’t no passing craze. – Hey Pumbaa, what are you doing over there? – I’m in the warthog section! Besides, my little legs can’t make it down off this float. Ah gee, that’s too bad. Guess I gotta do it solo. Hakuna matata-ahhh! What’s going on here? What are you primates doing? Bad monkeys. Bad, bad monkeys. Well, this stinks.
– Sorry. – No not you, Pumbaa. These monkeys! They’re ruining my big number. – But they’re so cute! – Cute? Look at ’em. They’re picking bugs off each other. – Mmm, hors d’oeuvres! – Come on everybody, you know the words. – Hakuna matata, what a wonderful phrase. Hakuna matata, ain’t no passing craze. It means no worries
For the rest of your days It’s a problem-free philosophy
Hakuna matata – That’s our motto. – What’s a motto?
– I don’t know. What’s “a-motto” with you? *laughing* – There they go again. – Pumbaa, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Ladies and gentlemen, direct from a record-breaking 2 million years at the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, let’s hear it for the tumble monkeys! It means no worries
For the rest of your days Take it, boys! For my next number, I’m gonna put on a grass skirt and do the hula! Hey, hey, hey! What are you monkeys doing? Why you packing up? We’re about to do our snappy Songs of the 7 Seas medley! We’ve got at least another three hours of material left! Now just put all this stuff back, and we’ll get on with the… Hey maestro, what’s with the music? Eh… something tells me this ain’t the floor show. Hey, what the-? Hey there, big fella. Nice hat. So, where you from? Yikes! Let’s get out of here! I know that your powers of retention
Are as wet as a warthog’s backside But thick as you are, pay attention!
My words are a matter of pride. It’s clear from your vacant expressions
The lights are not all on upstairs But we’re talking kings and successions
Even you can’t be caught unawares. So prepare for a chance of a lifetime
Be prepared for sensational news A shining new era
Is tiptoeing nearer And where do we feature?
Just listen to teacher I know it sounds sordid,
But you’ll be rewarded When at last I am given my dues
And injustice deliciously squared Be prepared! So prepare for the coup of the century!
Be prepared for the murkiest scam Meticulous planning, tenacity spanning
Decades of denial is simply why I’ll Be king undisputed, respected, saluted,
And seen for the wonder I am Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared! Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared! *Kiume laughing* There’s a calm surrender
To the rush of day When the heat of a rolling wind
Can be turned away – An enchanted moment
And it sees me through It’s enough for this restless warrior
Just to be with you And can you feel the love tonight,
The peace the evening brings? The world for once in perfect harmony
With all its living things And can you feel the love tonight? Love is where we are The world, for once, in perfect harmony
With all its living things – The world in perfect harmony with all its living things. That, my friends, is a time for joyous celebration. For when all things exist in balance, it is then we are all connected in the great circle–the circle of life. – 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. 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 It’s the circle of life
And it moves us all Through despair and hope
Through faith and love Till we find our place
On the path unwinding In the circle, the circle of life *audience applause* – And now everybody, it’s time for you to join in the fun as we kick off our celebration finale. tonight The natives are getting restless, so let’s have a party! What kind of sing-along do you call that? – And that part would be? Excuse me, my human friends. Since someone has neglected to establish a meerkat section, I guess that leaves me to sing the melodies. So if you’re finished with all the talking, can we start the sing-along already? – Alright Timon, let’s take it from the top.
– Thank you. In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight In the jungle, the quiet jungle,
The lion sleeps tonight – Sing along! – So what do you say? Who won? – I think it’s pretty clear; I think the giraffes and the elephants won! – I think it’s pretty clear, alright. Pretty clear the lions and the warthogs won! – You know what I think?
– What? – I think it’s time to finish the song. Hush, my darling, don’t fear, my darling
The lion sleeps tonight – I said, hush, my darling, don’t fear, my darling
The lion sleeps tonight – One more time! – Give yourselves a big hand! Great job! Especially you; you were perfect! Come on gang, let’s take it home! – Hakuna matata, hakuna matata Hakuna matata, hakuna matata – It means no worries
For the rest of your days It’s our problem-free philosophy
Hakuna matata – Can you feel it?
Can you feel the love tonight? – Can you feel the love tonight? The peace the evening brings? The world for once in perfect harmony With all its living things Be prepared for the coup of the century Be prepared for the murkiest scam Meticulous planning, tenacity spanning
Decades of denial is simply why I’ll Be king undisputed, respected, saluted
And seen for the wonder I am Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared let me do