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The Lion King Quiz

Name these facts from Disney's 1994 animated classic "The Lion King".
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Last updated: July 15, 2019
First submittedAugust 31, 2013
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Simba's father
Mufasa
Simba's mother
Sarabi
Simba's uncle
Scar
Simba's best friend / future wife
Nala
Meerkat
Timon
Warthog
Pumbaa
Wise mandrill
Rafiki
Hornbill / king's "majordodo"
Zazu
Hyenas
Shenzi
Banzai
Ed
Hint
Answer
Where the story takes place
The Pride Lands
Saying that means "no worries"
Hakuna Matata
First song (it moves us all)
Circle of Life
Last song
Can You Feel the
Love Tonight
Person who wrote those songs
Elton John
Voice of Simba (old)
Matthew Broderick
Voice of Simba (young)
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Voice of Simba's father
James Earl Jones
How Simba's father dies
Wildebeest stampede
Fill-the-blank in the quote
King? Your Majesty!
I gravel at your feet
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level 15
Nov 26, 2013
Is it wrong I got 100%
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level 62
Feb 11, 2014
Dang, I always forget what the "wildebeest" is called. In German it's simply "Gnu".
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level 76
Feb 7, 2015
They are also called gnus sometimes in English. Either is considered acceptable. Gnu is popular in crossword puzzles.
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level 74
Jun 7, 2017
Wikipedia says:
The wildebeests, also called gnus, are a genus of antelopes, scientific name Connochaetes.
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level 66
Jul 19, 2019
Really, I never gnu that!
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level 29
Jul 22, 2019
I never gnu that either. :))))) Nice one
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level 63
Oct 1, 2019
wildebeest literally means wild beast (animal)
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level 23
Apr 9, 2014
I knew Sarafina ;w; Random lion king facts from the books xD
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level 18
Nov 19, 2017
Sarafina? you mean Sarabi?
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level 57
Apr 25, 2019
I'm sure you care 2 1/2 years later, but Sarafina is the name of Nala's mother. It's never brought up in the movie but it is in the novel series that may or may not be canon.
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level 31
Jun 7, 2014
No one knows what a mandrill is. Change it to baboon!
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level 73
Jun 7, 2017
73% of people not only know what a Mandrill is...but they also know his name is Rafiki. I think that's good enough.
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level 66
Mar 21, 2019
I got the answer right without knowing what a mandrill was because I knew that Rafiki would be an answer somewhere.
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level 63
Oct 1, 2019
I know what a mandrill is, when reading it an image immediately popped up in my head, colours and all. But no idea about the name though.

I think MOST people here know what a mandrill is, it is one of the most distinct looking primates. with the blue ridges along his red nose. Baboons though perhaps recognisable as a word is quite plain itself. And doesnt really have anything going for him to remember him by, besides its bare ass. Which the mandrill has aswell and really is the only thing they have in common.

Have you seen the size of the canines on mandrills! quite intimidating ( baboon have rather big canines aswell, but still only half the size. Mandrill canines can get above 6 cm and baboons 3cm)

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level 67
Jul 19, 2019
Also, he's NOT a baboon. He's a mandrill. They're completely different species. They're not even in the same genus.
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level 62
Jul 19, 2019
"Wise" really should be enough to get you the answer. I didn't know what a mandrill is, but I got it based on "wise," and now I do know what a mandrill is, so...double bonus.
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level 31
Jun 18, 2014
I'd have to back up that Pumbaa's line is: Timon: "You're the king, and you never told us?" Pumbaa:"Your Majesty! I gravel at your feet" and Timon says "It's not gravel, its grovel! And don't! He's not the king! Are ya Simba?" "No, I'm not the king!" Nala: "Simba!" Simba:" Maybe I was gonna be but... that was a long time ago!" just to give you some context. Also I noticed someone already pointed this out, but I noticed it too while taking the quiz, the Circle of Life is ALSO the last song played. Literally, going out, it says "Cir-cle- of! Ahhhhh" *abrupt cut off*, fade into Elton John's Can You Feel The Love Tonight for the credits. Similarly, the last song played in the credits, after Elton John, is also the circle of life. They've gone full circle. Hope that cleared things up.
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level 60
Jul 19, 2019
I'm not sure if this counts, but the Timon and Pumbaa also sing the Hula song after Can you feel the love tonight.
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level 67
Jul 19, 2019
Maybe they mean the last song that's not a reprise?
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level 17
Nov 15, 2015
gavel is a small rock
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level 73
Jun 7, 2017
gavel is a small hammer...
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level 62
Jun 10, 2017
Mainly the one used by judges.
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level 62
Jul 19, 2019
Judges (at least in the US) don't actually use gavels. I'm sure they must have at some point because the notion is so pervasive, but they definitely don't use them now.
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level 63
Oct 1, 2019
"Order !!!"
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level 34
Dec 11, 2015
If you like this quiz, you might try this one: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/166179/the-little-mermaid-facts
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level 25
Dec 29, 2015
Mother of the above??? I don't remember hearing that. Got 2/3 of the hyenas! Took me a while to remember their names. Good quiz otherwise!
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level 49
Dec 2, 2016
The gravel/grovel joke (which I didn't remember from the movie) just reminds me of the Whomp King, a concrete slab with a really great personality.
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level 25
Jan 9, 2017
I feel like I should watch the movie again.
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level 73
Jun 7, 2017
I love The Lion King, so I got 100%, but MAN...for a casual Disney fan, this is actually really tough.
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level 63
Oct 1, 2019
For someone who has seen it like 25 years ago, it is rather tough. I cant believe I pulled out nala
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level 80
Jun 8, 2017
Tim Rice should be an answer along with Elton John. They cowrote those songs.
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level 65
Sep 3, 2017
Agreed, fairly sure Tim Rice wrote all the lyrics and Elton wrote the music.
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level 77
Sep 4, 2017
I think the original clue was something about who composed the soundtrack. People rightly complained that the answer to this clue ought to be Hans Zimmer. So the present clue is at least an improvement on that. Maybe Rice should be accepted as a type-in.
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level 76
Sep 3, 2017
I really do intend to watch this movie sometime. It came out between the time my own kids were young and before the grandkids came along, so it was pretty much a Disney drought period in my life although I heard the songs and saw the trailers which were everywhere.
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level 77
Sep 3, 2017
You missed out on arguably the best period in Disney animation history since the 1940s. 1989-1997 or so. The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan, The Hunchback of Notre Dame... all excellent. The Lion King is perhaps the best of the bunch.
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level 46
Sep 23, 2017
Agreed, between 1989 and 2002 actually has a name--the Disney Renaissance (started with The Little Mermaid and ended with Lilo and Stitch). Show your grandkids every single one of the Disney movies that came out during that time, and they won't be disappointed. Beautiful animation, great original songs and scores, just amazing really. After the Renaissance ended, so did 2-D animation for the most part, so it's almost required viewing just for the historical context of it.
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level 46
Sep 23, 2017
Correction: it was 1989-1999. Tarzan was the last Disney Renaissance movie. Although Lilo and Stitch was still adorable.
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level 77
Mar 12, 2019
I'd rope in Fantasia 2000 so that would make it 1989-2000. After that things started going downhill.
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level 63
Oct 1, 2019
Those were my growing up years and basisly the only years I have seen disney movies ( in a theathre). And yea, could be that I started to look at things differently by then, but lilo and stitch seemed to have a totalllly different vibe, not the classic feel like the others, more like a cartoon actually (and no I am not referring to the cartoons of it that actually excisted).

I think the first movie ever I saw in a theathre was aladdin, and looking at their list, pocahontos might be the last, meaning the last disney movie I saw there.

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level 66
Sep 3, 2017
I put in "gravel" and I was so worried it'd be misquoted as "grovel."
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level 69
Sep 4, 2017
Darth Vader should be accepted as the voice of Simba's father.
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level 80
Sep 4, 2017
Ferris Bueller should be accepted for the voice of older Simba.
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level 58
Jul 19, 2019
I second this
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level 54
Sep 4, 2017
I chuckled when "JTT" was accepted.
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level 63
Sep 5, 2017
Should've gotten 100%, but I couldn't remember how to spell Shenzi and Banzai!
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level 56
Sep 6, 2017
no love for Jeremy Irons?
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level 52
Feb 16, 2018
I could only remember the singing voice, Jason Weaver, as the voice for the young Simba. Could you add his name in as also an acceptable answer?
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level 77
Feb 16, 2018
Thomas was pretty famous. Who the heck is Jason Weaver?
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level 80
Apr 21, 2019
per imdb, the uncredited singing voice of young simba. which raises the question why was it the one that sprung to mind first?
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level 77
Feb 16, 2018
Did you finally take out that question about Nala's (never named on screen) mother? Good call.
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level 80
Apr 21, 2019
missed out on young simba, just put taylor. :(
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level 52
Jun 19, 2019
Fun fact: in most stage productions of the show, a woman is cast as Rafiki.
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level 66
Jul 19, 2019
Rafiki must have Peter Pan Syndrome then.
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level 62
Jul 19, 2019
Naaaaaaaaaaaants een-bwen-yaaaaaaa, ma-ba-gee-chi-ba-va. (See-tee-hoummmm gwen-ya-maaaaaaa) En-yaah-ho, bwen-ya-maaaaaaaaa.
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level 77
Jul 19, 2019
The '94 animated movie was so good. I'm going to skip the remake. Disney really needs to stop. Aladdin was crap. I refuse to see Beauty & the Beast.
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level 62
Jul 21, 2019
I can never make up my mind about remakes and reboots. Nobody minds the 30th James Bond movie because we have always understood that the series would go on forever, even though most of those movies are more or less just remakes of Dr. No. Most action movies are effectively remakes of Die Hard, and most romcoms are effectively remakes of Pretty Woman, with some circumstances changed. There aren't a whole lot of worthy new ideas out there, but if you tell the story well and elicit strong reactions in your audience, a remake is as good as anything. From what I understand, Bradley Cooper was really passionate about remaking A Star Is Born, threw everything he had into making it the best it could be, and ended up with a highly-regarded movie. Disney does not appear to be putting any creative effort into these remakes, which is why they are getting slammed. I think if they really did their best to make good movies instead of cynical cash grabs, the remakes would be welcome.
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level 62
Jul 21, 2019
I should add that I wasn't trying to counter your point. I was just using it as a launchpad to think out loud on the subject. I agree that Disney needs to stop. I was speaking to the more general groaning about all the remakes in recent years.
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level 80
Jul 22, 2019
I just feel like they’ve gotten lazier. Their earlier remakes like Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Maleficent (if you count that as a remake), and even the 101 Dalmatians movies with Glenn Close. Quality of those movies aside, I think they’ve each done a fair job of not doing shot-for-shot recreations of their animated classics.

However, ever since Beauty and the Beast they decided to play it safe and just stick to the same story while only adding tiny little differences that don’t really affect the plot at all. If your goal is not to anger fans of the original by not changing anything major, then what’s the point of remaking it when you can just watch the original whenever you want?
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level 63
Oct 1, 2019
I think the point is winning over the young crowd and introducing them to disney. People might be less interesting in stuff sitting on a shelf from before they were born. But when something new is in the cinema ( and all your friends go) you would go see it.

And when/where have they stated that their goal is not to anger fans of the original?

I think things like this happen all the time,, old fans get upset and new fans get attracted. (and in terms of movies, loyalty or memories of old fans is gonna bring in any money and new fans, kids will buy tons of stuff (well, their parents mostly after giving in to the whining)

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level 80
Oct 2, 2019
I don't know. I think most people wouldn't mind watching something older than them. I sure as heck didn't when I was a kid. And when it comes to Disney, there's decades of quality stuff in their archives that can easily be accessed these days, either online or on DVD/VHS for those that still use them. When I said "goal," I think what I meant by that is, while they may not have directly said that's what they're doing, it seems like they are. But it seems to be working. And I think something they did say is that they'll stop making them when they stop making money, which, considering how well Aladdin and The Lion King did at the box office, is not gonna be anytime soon.
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level 80
Jul 22, 2019
Wasn’t this quiz just featured like three days ago?

Edit: Yep, just checked. It was on the front page three days ago. And it doesn’t look like there are any new updates. Was this intentional or just a mishap?
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level 77
Jul 22, 2019
He was trying to make a statement about companies putting out the same product twice and thinking that nobody would notice.
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level 69
Jul 22, 2019
hahaha that's brilliant
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level 47
Jul 22, 2019
Long live the KING!
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level 18
Nov 28, 2019
Spelled grovel wrong.
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level 80
Dec 2, 2019
No that's the actual line in the movie. Pumbaa says "gravel," then Timon corrects him by saying "It's not gravel, it's grovel."