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Epilogue: An Important Coronation
Epilogue: An Important Coronation
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Information
Title
Epilogue: An Important Coronation
Director
Jon Favreau
Writer
   Ford Riley
   Jeff Nathanson
   Barry Jenkins
   Joss Whedon
Series
The Lion King: Revisited
Season
N/A
Episode
34
Air Date
2019 (original workprint)
2020 (final cut)
Episode Guide
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Prince Kopa
Next
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"And we can all be reminded of his bravery. His strength. And his selflessness. The sacrifice a true hero always makes to help others. And there are few heroes as true as the one we have here. King Kion!"
Simba

Epilogue: An Important Coronation (also known as The Lion King: Revisited - The Series Finale Part 2) is the thirty-fourth and final chapter of The Lion King: Revisited.

Behind the Scenes

As of April 2021, WindowsMyers2018 announced Epilogue: An Important Coronation to be the second segment for the series finale of The Lion King: Revisited.

The chapter was announced to celebrate the premiere of The Lion Guard finale, "Return to the Pride Lands." Following the episode's positive feedbacks from television critics and fans, production of Revisited stated that Epilogue: An Important Coronation would be more of an adventure story that introduces new characters and locations into the world first established in King of the Jungle, an early draft of The Lion King. Additionally, WindowsMyers2018 has stated that Epilogue was the most motivational episode compared to the previous Revisited chapters.

The creative idea of Kion and Rani ruling the Tree of Life for a better future was one that was made out of a desire to surprise audiences with a new experience with the same characters, as well as attempt to outdo what was accomplished in The Lion Guard with an unprecedented level of creative freedom available. In late 2020, WindowsMyers2018 announced the returns of Scar, Zira, Ushari, Makucha's army, and the Outlanders; he also expressed interest in having Adah, Horatio, Elijah, Celia, Kaliban, Cardi, and Zola, who will debut in the 2019 film's prequel, cameo in this special. However, PresidentDVD and Ginnyharry4ever provoked anger towards its updates, and Myers agreed to keep his elements that were formerly deleted. In June 2021, Belee was confirmed to be Kiara and Kovu's daughter.

Synopsis

Kion and his friends return to the Tree of Life where Kion marries Queen Rani, and is crowned King of the Tree of Life with his family and friends attending and unionized. Meanwhile, the remaining members of the Lion Guard, the Night Pride, the Pride Landers, and the Outlanders join forces against Scar in one epic climactic battle to save their divided kingdoms, altogether bringing the Lion King saga to a definitive end.

Summary

Part One

Makini presents Kion and Rani's newborn cub to the Pride Landers.

As Kion is no longer the protector of the Pride Lands, he returns to the Tree of Life and marries Rani, with their family and close friends attending their ceremony. Rani expresses that she is looking forward to ruling the Tree of Life with him, and Kion asserts that they will rule together. After Makini officially announces Kion as the king of the Tree of Life, Kion and Rani roar together, celebrating their union, and Makini presents Kion and Rani's cub ("Circle of Life / Nants' Ingonyama"). Shortly after, Timon suddenly uses a remote control to fast forward to where they appear in The Lion Guard. The camera pulls back to reveal Timon and Pumbaa watching The Lion King: Revisited in a dark cinema. Pumbaa argues that the film shouldn't go out of order, and attempts to rewind the film back to the beginning. After arguing back and forth, Timon decides to show Pumbaa the backstory where Kopa returned to the Pride Lands.

The Lion Guard confront Kopa from entering the Pride Lands.

The story begins after Kion and his Lion Guard left the Pride Lands, with Vitani, Imara, Shabaha, Tazama and Kasi lounging in the Lair of the Lion Guard, which is overrun by termites. While en route to Pride Rock, Kopa crosses a frozen lake. Not long after, Laini and her group rush into the Lair of the Lion Guard and report to the Lion Guard that a lion has taken residence in their trees at Ndefu Grove. The Lion Guard arrives at Ndefu Grove and attack Kopa. A fight ensues, in which Vitani condemns Kopa, who reveals himself as the lost prince of Pride Rock. Surprised by his statement, Vitani allows Kopa entry to Pride Rock. Kopa alerts the Lion Guard of Zira's survival from the Pride Lander-Outlander battle, who devise a plan to defeat her.[1] When Kopa and Vitani's Lion Guard locate Zira in the Elephant Graveyard, she appears and manipulates Vitani into believing Kopa is against her, reminding the lost prince of there encounter, where Kopa let her win. When Vitani is mauled by Zira, Kopa runs off in tears, leaving the Lion Guard to save Vitani.

Two years later, in the hidden Chamber of the Night Pride, a newly returned Scar orders Zira to ambush and take over the Tree of Life, which she enthusiastically agrees to. As Rani and Baliyo help a group of monarch butterflies and Luna moths at the Tree of Life, they are informed by a panicked Anga that an ambush has started on the Tree of Life and that they are needed urgently. Rather than a battle, Zira, Makucha, Chuluun, Ora, Mama Binturong, Smun, Jiona and Fahari begin to destroy the Tree of Life, causing the surviving Tree of Life Residents to flee in terror, and some of them slain. As king, Kion sends Surak, Nirmala, Makini, Varya and Anga to ensure no more destruction is caused and Kion, Fuli, Beshte, Rani, Baliyo, Bunga and Ono are to repair the damages. However, this strategy fails and the Tree of Life is completely destroyed and unsuitable for living beings. As Kion watches the Tree of Life Residents leave in grief, they blame him for the Tree of Life's failure. As he laments, Kion catches a glimpse of Scar, realizing that the greatest foe of the Pride Lands, and now the Tree of Life has returned and that he is the mastermind of the ambush, not Zira. After moving the Night Pride to the Back Lands in shame and his reputation in ruins, Kion informs Makini that Scar has returned, and orders a shocked Makini to give word to Rafiki and Simba. After moving into Rafiki's tree, she informs Simba and Rafiki of Scar's return. Simba is in shock and talks off rallying an army to defeat him and Zira, while Rafiki simply says "evil has returned." Shortly afterwards, Simba informs Nala and Kiara about Zira's return and sends Kiara to find Timon and Pumbaa. Just after Kiara leaves, Simba quietly informs Nala of Scar's return. On her way, Kiara finds Ono, who has moved into the Pride Lands. She informs him of her quest and asks Ono to join her, which Ono accepts. On their way, Ono reveals to Kiara about Kion's reputation and in self-exile in the Back Lands, which worries Kiara. Meanwhile, as Thurston explores the Outlands, he flees from an avalanche he caused, where he finds and befriends Pinguino after a brief argument; it is also revealed that Pinguino has been living in the Outlands since Zira's ambush.

Kiara and Ono, on their way to the oasis, appear at Kilio Valley where we find out that Simba and Nala have called Jasiri to recruit, Reirei, Janja, Cheezi, Chungu, Kiburi, Tamka, Nduli, Mzingo, Mwoga and Goigoi for them to join Simba and Nala's cause. There, they reveal that it is not only Zira who has returned but Scar as well and that has orchestrated the Tree of Life's destruction. Kiara is shocked; and mad at her father for keeping the secret, though she calmed down by Nala. Reirei is also reluctant to join, but is convinced by Jasiri. Simba decides to join Kiara and Ono and they travel to Hakuna Matata where they find an overweight and despondent Pumbaa, who has been living with Timon, Ma, Kifaru, Mwenzi, Mbeya and Heng-Heng. During his later years, Pumbaa was sent by Kifaru and Mbeya at the orders of Timon to retrieve grubs at the oasis. Whilst hunting, a boulder falls on Pumbaa, stretching his nose out; resembling an elephant's trunk. Because of this his sounder hailed Pumbaa as "Sonnesen Khan" and Timon jokingly calls him "Pumbaaphant". As Pumbaa gives them a brief tour of the oasis, including Kifaru, Mwenzi and Mbeya's hangout, Heng-Heng mistakes Timon for a bamboo stick and nearly eats him. That night; as Mbeya, Kifaru, Mwenzi and Heng-Heng sleep, Kiara, Ono and Simba meet with Timon, Ma and Pumbaa and inform them of Scar's revenge. Ma and Pumbaa easily decide tht they will help, but Timon is reluctant needing convincing from his mother, though he eventually joins them. At the borders of the oasis, Thurston learns a way to defeat great evil, eventually finding Simba, who initially refuses, considers the idea dangerously hypothetical. Despite this, he is examined by Ma to do it successfully, which he thinks about it.

Zira attacks the Bamboo Forest, where Bunga and Binga have been living at. Despite some help from the inhabiting red pandas, Bamboo Forest is claimed for Scar and Zira's army and Bunga and Binga are forced to live in the Back Lands. After hearing of Bamboo Forest's fall, Kiara recruits Kasi, Tazama, Shabaha, Kopa, Imara and Vitani at Flamingo Beach. After she explains Scar's return along with Simba and Nala's plan to restore the Tree of Life in peace, Kopa instead reminds Kiara of how good of a brother he would be. However, Kopa reveals to Kiara how he left Vitani to die at the Elephant Graveyard and leaves her, leaving Kiara heartbroken as Kopa runs off again. Against Imara and Vitani's wishes, Kiara chases Kopa. However, whilst trying to evade Kiara, Kopa trips and nearly drowns in the water, Kiara barely saving him.

At Pride Rock; Kiara, Vitani and her Lion Guard an an unconscious Kopa return and Kiara sends Ono to fetch Rafiki to help. But when Ono arrives at Rafiki's Tree, only Makini is at home. She offers to accompany Ono instead to speak with Kiara. The teams return to Pride Rock; where with the aid of a vision from Kitendo, Makini begins to heal Kopa's wound.

Part Two

To be started.

An injured Simba lies in a weakened state, and is gathered by the Royal Family, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, Ma and Rafiki. He encourages Kiara to rule his kingdom, and dies peacefully.

Kiara is anointed as the Queen of Pride Rock.

The Pride Landers and Outlanders are reunited with their families, including Mtoto, Sokwe, Majinuni, Hafifu, Zito, Kulinda, Vuruga Vuruga, Uroho and Pua; individuals close to Simba attend Simba's funeral at Kilio Valley, with Kiara informing her pride of her upcoming coronation. Later, Pumbaa and Kifaru are having a conversation in Hakuna Matata. Kifaru wants Pumbaa to stay with Mbeya's crash, but Pumbaa says that he can't because of his odor and he's living a new life. Thurston decides to join the Night Pride, leaving his herd merged with Muhimu's, and Muhangus proceeds to clear the kingdom of termites. Kiara returns to Pride Rock, where Rafiki shows her a wall of paintings that will help guide her in her rule. The following day, Kiara and Kovu are crowned Queen and King of Pride Rock with the Royal family, Kion, Zazu, Timon, Pumbaa, Ma, Rafiki among others. The spirits of Mufasa and Simba praise Kiara and Kovu, who know they have brought peace not only to all the kingdoms but to themselves.

Cast

Crew

Appearances

Characters

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Rani
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Kion
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Makini
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Bunga
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Fuli
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Ono
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Beshte
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Anga
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Simba
(death)
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Nala
 
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Kiara
 
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Kovu
 
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Jasiri
 
Rafiki-profile.png
Rafiki
 
Janja-profile.png
Janja
 
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Azaad
 
Basi-profile.png
Basi
 
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Timon
 
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Pumbaa
 
Ma-profile.png
Ma
 
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Sarabi
 
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Mtoto
(speaking cameo)
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Ma Tembo
 
Zito-profile.png
Zito
(speaking cameo)
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Mtoto's Ma
(silent cameo)
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Johari
(silent cameo)
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Zazu
 
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Tiifu
(speaking cameo)
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Zuri
(speaking cameo)
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Surak
 
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Baliyo
 
Nirmala-profile.png
Nirmala
 
Shingo-profile.png
Shingo
(silent cameo)
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Twiga
(speaking cameo)
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Boboka
(speaking cameo)
Bupu-profile.png
Bupu
 
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Makuu
 
Mbeya-profile.png
Mbeya
 
Binga-profile.png
Binga
 
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Cheezi
 
Chungu-profile.png
Chungu
 
Sokwe-profile.png
Sokwe
 
Shujaa-profile.png
Shujaa
 
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Majinuni
(speaking cameo)
Hafifu-profile.png
Hafifu
(speaking cameo)
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Fikiri
(speaking cameo)
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Kitendo
 
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Pinguino
 
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Thurston
 
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Cek
(silent cameo)
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Rama
(silent cameo)
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Tangaagim
(silent cameo)
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Tsah
(silent cameo)
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Sasem
(silent cameo)
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Kiril
(silent cameo)
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Astuto
(silent cameo)
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Heng-Heng
(silent cameo)
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Mufasa
 
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Janna
 
Askari-profile.png
Askari
 
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Vitani
 
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Imara
 
Shabaha-profile.png
Shabaha
(speaking cameo)
Kasi-profile.png
Kasi
(speaking cameo)
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Tazama
(speaking cameo)
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Kopa
 
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Laini
 
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Zira
(death)
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Scar
(death)
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Kiburi
 
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Reirei
 
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Mzingo
 
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Varya
(speaking cameo)
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Feliks
(silent cameo)
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Pasha
(silent cameo)
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Polina
(silent cameo)
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Nduli
(silent cameo)
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Mwoga
 
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Tamka
 
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Goigoi
 
Kifaru-profile.png
Kifaru
 
Mwenzi-profile.png
Mwenzi
(silent cameo)
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Shenzi
(flashback)
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Kamari
(flashback)
Azizi-profile.png
Azizi
(flashback)
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Ushari
(death)
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Makucha
(defeat)
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Nuka
(mentioned)
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Kely
(silent cameo)
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Chuluun
(defeat)
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Ora
(defeat)
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M. Binturong
(defeat)
Fahari-profile.png
Fahari
(defeat)
Jiona-profile.png
Jiona
(defeat)
Smun-profile.png
Smun
(death)
Hadithi-profile.png
Hadithi
 
Madoa-profile.png
Madoa
 
Hamu-profile.png
Hamu
(silent cameo)
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Strange Lion
(mention)
Hodari-profile.png
Hodari
(silent cameo)
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Dogo's Bros
(silent cameo)
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Dogo
(silent cameo)
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Kijana
(silent cameo)
Belee-profile.png
Belee
(debut)
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Uncle Max
(mention)
Tunu-EAIC-profile.png
Tunu
(silent cameo)
Wema-EAIC-profile.png
Wema
(silent cameo)
Uroho-profile.png
Uroho
 
Pua-profile.png
Pua
 
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Pyaara
(silent cameo)
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Muhangus
 
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Vuruga Vuruga
 
Muhimu-profile.png
Muhimu
 
Kulinda-profile.png
Kulinda
 
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Juhudi
(silent cameo)
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Zigo
(silent cameo)
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Muhanga
(silent cameo)
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Mwevi
(silent cameo)
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Mwizi
(silent cameo)
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Sarafina
(silent cameo)
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Ullu
(silent cameo)
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Ãnanda
(silent cameo)
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Sâhasí
(silent cameo)

Locations

  • Tree of Life (final appearance)
  • Outlands (final appearance)
    • Jasiri's Watering Hole (final appearance)
    • Volcano (final appearance)
  • Pride Lands (final appearance)
    • Pride Rock (final appearance)
      • Lair of the Lion Guard (final appearance)
      • Chamber of the Lion Guard (final appearance)
    • Rafiki's Tree (final appearance)
    • Chakula Plains (final appearance)
    • Maumivu Thorn Patch (final appearance)
    • Mizimu Grove (final appearance)
    • Lake Matope (flashback / final appearance)
    • Gorge (flashback / final appearance)
    • Kilio Valley (final appearance)
  • Flamingo Beach (final appearance)
  • Bamboo Forest (final appearance)
  • Hakuna Matata (final appearance)
  • Elephant Graveyard (final appearance)
  • Back Lands (flashback / final appearance)
  • Theluji Mountains (flashback / final appearance)
  • Desert (flashback / final appearance)

Organizations and Titles

Species

  • Lions (final appearance)
  • Warthogs (final appearance)
  • Meerkats (final appearance)
  • Hornbills (final appearance)
  • Mandrills (final appearance)
  • Honey Badgers (final appearance)
  • Cheetahs (final appearance)
  • Hippopotamuses (final appearance)
  • Egrets (final appearance)
  • Eagles (final appearance)
  • Hyenas (final appearance)
  • Zebras (final appearance)
  • Penguins (final appearance)
  • Elephants (final appearance)
  • Crocodiles (final appearance)
  • Rhinoceroses (final appearance)
  • Giraffes (final appearance)
  • Antelope (final appearance)
  • Cape Buffalo (final appearance)
  • Monkeys (final appearance)
  • Chimpanzees (final appearance)
  • Baboons (final appearance)
  • Tigers (final appearance)
  • Foxes (final appearance)
  • Hyraxes (final appearance)
  • Gorillas (final appearance)
  • Leopards (final appearance)
  • Snakes (final appearance)
  • Binturongs (final appearance)
  • Snow Leopards (final appearance)
  • Komodo Dragons (final appearance)
  • Porcupines (final appearance)
  • Musk Deer (final appearance)
  • Drongos (final appearance)
  • Gentle Lemurs (final appearance)
  • Servals (final appearance)
  • Jackals (final appearance)
  • Vultures (final appearance)
  • Polar Bears (final appearance)
  • Mountain Goats (final appearance)
  • Shrews (final appearance)
  • Galagos (final appearance)
  • Giant Pandas (final appearance)
  • Hamerkops (final appearance)
  • Guinea Fowl (final appearance)
  • Aardvarks (final appearance)
  • Fish (final appearance)
    • Koi (final appearance)
  • Wildebeests (final appearance)
  • Monitor Lizards (final appearance)
  • Red Pandas (final appearance)
  • Tickbirds (final appearance)
  • Yellow Wagtails (final appearance)
  • Mongooses (final appearance)
  • Orangutans (final appearance)
  • Wolves (final appearance)
  • Grubs (final appearance)
    • Butterflies (final appearance)
    • Utamu (final appearance)
    • Snails (final appearance)
    • Bees (final appearance)
    • Termites (final appearance)

Music

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As like the previous episodes for Revisited, Hans Zimmer composed the score for Epilogue: An Important Coronation. Elton John also returned to compose the special's songs, along with Lebo M. and Tim Rice; Epilogue was confirmed as John's final involvement in Lion King media, likely due to his retirement from tours. The score incorporated all of the major themes of the Lion King and Lion Guard sagas.

Track Listing

# Title Composer(s)
1 Circle of Life / Nants' Ingonyama Lebo M. and Brown Lindiwe Mkhize
2 Kopa's Arrival in the Pride Lands (includes elements of "Rafiki's Fireflies" and "We Are All Connected") Hans Zimmer
3 Wasteland (includes elements of Christopher Willis' "The Legend of Scar" and "Lea Halalela") Hans Zimmer
4 Evil Has Returned (includes elements of Christopher Willis' "Siku Za Mvua") Hans Zimmer
5 Hakuna Matata Dance (Reprise) Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella
6 Scar's Big Plan (includes elements of "Scar Takes the Throne") Hans Zimmer
7 Battle for the Tree of Life (includes elements of "Battle for Pride Rock" and "Stampede") Hans Zimmer
8 Night Pride Protect! (includes elements of Christopher Willis' "Call of the Guard") Hans Zimmer
9 The Great Spirit (includes elements of "I Was Trying To Be Brave" and "Remember Who You Are") Hans Zimmer
10 The Rightful Queen (includes elements of "King of Pride Rock") Hans Zimmer
11 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Bunga and Binga's Theme) Ennio Morricone
12 He Lives in You[2] Rolán Ramos and Lebo M.
13 Long Live the King Beau Black
14 We Are One (Reprise) Angelique Kidjo
15 Never Too Late[3] Hans Zimmer and Elton John

Reception

Epilogue: An Important Coronation received mixed reviews. Fanfic critics praised the vocal performances, action sequences, Hans Zimmer's musical score, songs and visualizing animation, but criticized its screenplay and retconning from the themes of The Lion Guard. Many fans considered it to be an unsatisfying conclusion to the film.

Before their admission to the production team, PresidentDVD praised Epilogue for its unique plot, though had minor complaints about its direction. After the episode developed into a special, he praised the voice acting of Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella, but had criticism to its tone, constantly discussing its humor with WindowsMyers2018. Despite this, his review was a steady 2.5 out of 5 stars rating for the signature plot.

Controversy

Kion and Rani having a cub during their adolescences was ridiculed by fans. Second Indominus criticized the scene as "creepy".[4] Askari95 disliked its high levels of violence and impregnation, commenting, "At the end of the film, are Kion and Rani young adults, or are they still teenagers? And another thing; Makini presents their newborn cub at the end of the wedding...does this imply that Kion impregnated Rani before he returned to the Pride Lands, whilst they were still teens and Rani gave birth a few hours before Kion returned? Because if so, I think that the movie might warrant a PG-13 warning because I feel like that plot is a bit more mature. Also, that would've made Kion and Rani's cub a [*******] child. In most cases, children born out of wedlock are not suitable for the throne, even if the two parents marry. I assume that there would be some backlash against Kion for giving Rani an unsuitable heir to the throne."

Trivia

General

  • This episode marks numerous occurrences of things:
    • The first appearances of several characters:
    • Boboka, Basi, Makuu, and Bupu's first speaking roles in a Revisited episode since "Battle for the Pride Lands."
    • The first and only episode in which the ghost of Janna is shown.
    • The first time that Imara, Tazama, Shabaha and Kasi gain the Mark of the Guard.
    • The debut of Pumbaa's sounder; the sounder was first acknowledged by Pumbaa in "Raising Simba."
    • The episode is the final chapter of the film overall.
    • Epilogue marks the last appearances of all characters in the film.
  • At the ending, while the film is rewinding back to the beginning, silhouettes of an ensemble cast of Disney characters join Timon, Pumbaa, Ma, Bunga, Simba, and Rafiki in the audience, including Mickey Mouse.
  • Pumbaa's appearance as an elder is based on his elephant-styled design in the Timon & Pumbaa episode, "Uganda Be An Elephant."[5]
  • Epilogue was dedicated to Italian musician Ennio Morricone, who passed away in 2020.
  • Recycled and reedited footage from all the episodes of The Lion Guard were used.[6][7]
  • Following the announcement of monarch butterflies' extinction path after record low winter and recovery for milkweed plants, the species was added as residents of the Tree of Life for Epilogue: An Important Coronation and Long Live the Queen.[8]
  • Kopa briefly fighting against Vitani's Guard is based on the Lion Guard battling the Night Pride in the Lion Guard episode, "The Tree of Life."
  • Timon and Pumbaa's cinema segments were inspired by Mystery Science Theater 3000.
  • The episode is an indirect sequel to Prince Kopa.
  • Epilogue currently holds the runtime of 50 minutes, making it the longest Revisited segment to date.
  • During the Tree of Life's final battle:
    • The background animals represent modified/repainted versions of the other characters such as Zito, Varya, Shujaa, Makuu, and Muhangus, as well as antelope and hippopotamuses.[9]
    • The silhouette of Stitch from the Lilo & Stitch franchise appears among the Pride Landers herd.
  • This episode contains several references to The Lion King:
    • Janja nicknaming Chungu "cactus-butt", which was first quoted by Shenzi to Banzai.
    • Timon, Pumbaa and Ma make Arsenio Hall's "Ooh, ooh" chant.
  • According to Myers:
    • He officially confirmed that Imara and Vitani are girlfriends, and nicknamed them as "Vitara" and "Imani."
    • Characters owned by The Night Pride Series, The Lion Guard: Drama King, The Lion Guard: Return Home, The Lion Tree: Our Pride, The Lion Guard: Two Kingdoms and My Pride had cameos during the final battle; their roles were formerly rewritten for Adah, Horatio, Elijah, Celia, Kaliban, Cardi, and Zola. As of now, most of them are removed due to a series of plagiarisms caused by Myers, whilst he only wanted to borrow them. Despite this, High Cliffs Studios, Mestrey Pictures and Regnessem Entertainment were still credited as the episode's "special thanks".
  • According to Goji, he believes that he had inspirations of villains' deaths of his science fiction films, MonsterVerse, Willy's Wonderland, Terminator, among many others to have Epilogue little bit bigger then Myers. In the latter, towards the battle with Pride Landers, Outlanders, the Lion Guard, the Night Pride, against Chamber of the Night Pride, "Many of the others thought that Myers was have his recent media, then he was respected to who they were."

In Development

  • The post-production workprint was considered majorly different: it ran the shortest runtime for only two scenes, that being the wedding and a planned union between the Pride Lands and animals of the Tree of Life.
  • Pinguino and Heng-Heng guided Thurston to make him become their protector.
  • Shupavu, Njano, Nyata, Nyeusi, Waza, Sumu, Kenge, Mtoto, Shingo, Uroho, Mwevi, Mwizi, Dandy Claws, Vuruga Vuruga, and Muhangus participated in the final battle, but due to Sinbad's stroke recovery, they were dropped, and Dandy Claws was removed entirely from the film.[10]
  • Throughout post-production, there are several hints with voice actors and crew members that this was produced before the chapter was expanded. The hints are as follows:
    • "William Tell Overture" featured in Hans Zimmer's score.
    • Kevin Schon credited under the pseudonym "Reed Waxman" for the role of Thurston.
    • Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Liz Callaway and Gene Miller providing the singing voices of Simba, Nala, Kiara and Kovu.
  • During the film's climatic scene, the THX logo fades in as it usually would. All of a sudden, the logo sputters and then breaks down as if due to an electrical failure. A light is switched on as Timon opens a panel on the "X", grabs a hammer and moves over to the T to hit a large switch. The switch causes the logo to re-activate and complete its usual sequence with the "DIGITALLY" and "MASTERED" text. Timon approaches Pumbaa, saying to leave gracefully as they could, in which he agrees. A black screen lastly reads "www.thx.com." Timon and Pumbaa's THX trailer would eventually be existed on the Special Edition DVD of Revisited.[11]
  • Sarafina, Nuka and Uncle Max cameoed in flashbacks.
  • Dhahabu's herd, Vitani, Kopa, Muhangus, Juhudi, Muhanga, Chama, Tamaa, Mzaha, Furaha, Swala, Mbuni, Muhimu, Ajabu, Ona, Uncle Max, Ona, Kely, Feliks, Pasha and Polina attended Kion and Rani's wedding, but were dropped due to the following reasons:
    • Uncle Max was pronounced dead from Whitecough in "Battle for the Pride Lands."
    • Vitani currently leads the Lion Guard following the disbandment of Kion's Guard.
    • Tenuk and Seisou-esque tapirs and gibbons were originally shown among the massive herd.[12]

Errors

  • Sokwe's laugh does not always match his mouth.
  • During Jasiri's test of herding the mountain goats, she barks like a house dog.
  • When the Pride Land herds charge into the fight, Kion is shown using the Roar of the Elders to lift himself in the air. He would have been running on the ground as the Roar is powerful to harm anyone.

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