Young Simba is a lion cub born to the King of the Jungle himself. He is next in line for the throne, but his ruthless uncle, Scar, will stop at nothing to take the throne for himself. Scar tricks Simba into believing he is responsible for his father’s untimely death, forcing him to retreat into the jungle. Once in the jungle, Simba is befriended by Timon and Pumba, two rascally characters unaware of Simba’s regal status. But life under King Scar is unbearable, and soon word is sent to Simba that he must return home to reclaim his throne and return things to the way they should be.