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Epilogue: An Important Coronation
Epilogue: An Important Coronation
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Title
Epilogue: An Important Coronation
Season
N/A
Episode
30
Air Date
2020
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Epilogue: An Important Coronation is the thirtieth and final chapter of The Lion King: Revisited.

Synopsis

Kion marries Rani, becomes her mate and the King of the Tree of Life.

Summary

Kion marries Rani at the Tree of Life, becoming its king ("Long Live the King").

Several weeks later, Kion and Rani symbolize the new union of the Pride Lands ("Circle of Life / Nants' Ingonyama").

Thurston meets Kely and Heng-Heng at Pratibimba, who lead him into becoming the Tree's new protector, and the zebra recognizes Sâhasí and Ãnanda from a distance.

Cast

  • Max Charles as Kion
  • Peyton Elizabeth Lee as Rani
  • Landry Bender as Makini
  • Miki Yamashita as Nirmala
  • Diamond White as Fuli
  • Bryana Salaz as Anga
  • Matthew Broderick as Simba (Donald Glover as Simba's singing voice)
  • Gabrielle Union as Nala (Beyoncé-Knowles Carter as Nala's singing voice)
  • Jason Marsden as Kovu (Gene Miller as Kovu's singing voice)
  • Eden Riegel as Kiara (Liz Callaway as Kiara's singing voice)
  • Joshua Rush as Bunga
  • Dusan Brown as Beshte
  • Atticus Shaffer as Ono
  • Maia Mitchell as Jasiri
  • Khary Payton as Rafiki
  • Jaime Camil as Pinguino
  • Ernie Sabella as Pumbaa
  • Nathan Lane as Timon
  • Julie Kavner as Ma
  • Alfre Woodard as Sarabi
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Basi
  • Lynette Dupree as Ma Tembo
  • Sinbad as Uroho
  • Michael Dorn as Bupu
  • John Rhys-Davies as Sokwe
  • Ron Funches as Ajabu
  • Dan Howell as Majinuni
  • Christopher Jackson as Shujaa (credited) and Fikiri (uncredited)
  • Heather Headley as Kitendo
  • Michael Luwoye as Askari
  • Justin Felbinger as Mtoto
  • Phil Lester as Hafifu
  • Lou Diamond Phillips as Surak
  • Hudson Yang as Baliyo
  • Blair Underwood as Makuu
  • Elton John as Mwizi
  • Tim Rice as Mwevi
  • Kevin Schon as Chungu (credited) and Thurston (uncredited)
  • Andrew Kishino as Janja
  • Behzad Dabu as Azaad
  • Fiona Riley as Binga
  • Gerald C. Rivers as Pua
  • Alex Cartañá as Twiga
  • C.J. Byrnes as Tamaa
  • David S. Jung as Kely
  • Tiffany Espensen as Heng-Heng
  • Phil LaMarr as Shingo (uncredited)
  • Dee Bradley Baker as Mbeya (uncredited)

Appearances

Characters

Kion-profile
Kion
Rani-profile
Rani
Makini-profile
Makini
Simba-profile
Simba
Nala-profile
Nala
Kiara-profile
Kiara
Kovu-profile
Kovu
Bunga-profile
Bunga
Fuli-profile
Fuli
Ono-profile
Ono
Beshte-profile
Beshte
Anga-profile
Anga
Pumbaa-profile
Pumbaa
Timon-profile
Timon
Sarabi-profile
Sarabi
 
Zuri-profile
Zuri
(silent cameo)
Tiifu-profile
Tiifu
(silent cameo)
Zazu-profile
Zazu
(silent cameo)
Rafiki-profile
Rafiki
 
Ma-profile
Ma
 
Mtoto-profile
Mtoto
 
Binga-profile
Binga
Azaad-profile
Azaad
Basi-profile
Basi
Jasiri-profile
Jasiri
Janja-profile
Janja
Cheezi-profile
Cheezi
Chungu-profile
Chungu
Surak-profile
Surak
 
Baliyo-profile
Baliyo
 
Nirmala-profile
Nirmala
 
Matembo-profile
Ma Tembo
 
Mtotosmother-profile
Mtoto's Ma
(silent cameo)
Bupu-profile
Bupu
 
Shingo-profile
Shingo
 
Mbeya-profile
Mbeya
 
Sokwe-profile
Sokwe
(debut)
Majinuni-profile
Majinuni
(debut)
Hafifu-profile
Hafifu
(debut)
Shujaa-profile
Shujaa
 
Fikiri-profile
Fikiri
 
Kitendo-profile
Kitendo
 
Pinguino-profile
Pinguino
 
Cek-profile
Cek
(silent cameo)
Rama-profile
Rama
(silent cameo)
Sasem-profile
Sasem
(silent cameo)
Tsah-profile
Tsah
(silent cameo)
Tangaagim-profile
Tangaagim
(silent cameo)
Thurston-profile
Thurston
 
Mufasa-profile
Mufasa
 
Janna-profile
Janna
(silent cameo)
Askari-profile
Askari
 
Tamaa-profile
Tamaa
 
Ajabu-profile
Ajabu
 
Uroho-profile
Uroho
 
Twiga-profile
Twiga
 
Vurugavuruga-profile
Vuruga Vuruga
 
Makuu-profile
Makuu
 
Mwevi-profile
Mwevi
 
Mwizi-profile
Mwizi
 
Boboka-profile
Boboka
(silent cameo)
Zito-profile
Zito
(silent cameo)
Kifaru-profile
Kifaru
(silent cameo)
Pua-profile
Pua
(debut)
Hengheng-profile
Heng-Heng
(debut)
Kely-profile
Kely
(debut)
Sâhasí-profile
Sâhasí
(silent cameo)
Ãnanda-profile
Ãnanda
(silent cameo)

Locations

  • Tree of Life
    • Pratibimba
  • Pride Lands
    • Pride Rock
    • Chakula Plains

Groups

  • Night Pride
  • Simba's pride
  • Timon's colony
  • Ma Tembo's herd
  • Makuu's float
  • Bupu's herd
  • Mbeya's crash
  • Twiga's herd
  • Thurston's herd (disbandment)
  • Pinguino's rookery
  • Jasiri's clan
  • The Traveling Baboon Show
  • Sokwe's troop
  • Vuruga Vuruga's herd
  • Cek and Rama's flock
  • Kely's Conspiracy

Animals

  • Lions
  • Warthogs
  • Meerkats
  • Mandrills
  • Honey badgers
  • Cheetahs
  • Hippopotamuses
  • Egrets
  • Eagles
  • Elephants
  • Crocodiles
  • Zebras
  • Giraffes
  • Antelope
  • Hyenas
  • Rhinoceroses
  • Monkeys
  • Baboons
  • Hyraxes
  • Gorillas
  • Buffaloes
  • Penguins
  • Shrews
  • Polar bears
  • Mountain goats
  • Guinea fowl
  • Aardvarks
  • Giant pandas
  • Gentle lemurs
  • Ostriches
  • Hamerkops
  • Okapis
  • Galagos

Songs

Theme

Reception

The epilogue was met with polarized reviews from writers; while the musical numbers and performances received positive notice, the solid premise and closing scene were criticized.

Controversy

Before the film was released, Askari95 commented, "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 an awkward 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 unsuitible heir to the throne."

Trivia

  • This chapter marks the first of several things:
    • The debuts of Sokwe, Majinuni, Hafifu, Pua, Kely and Heng-Heng.
  • This chapters marks the one time of a few things:
    • Mwevi and Mwizi's only appearances with dialogue, in this case, voiced by Tim Rice and Elton John.
  • This was the last chapter of several things:
    • The last chapter of the film overall.
    • The last appearances of Kion, Rani, Pumbaa, Timon, his mother, Rafiki, Makini, Zazu, Bunga, Fuli, Ono, Beshte, Anga, Shujaa, Tangaagim, Tamaa, Basi, Janna, Fikiri, Vuruga Vuruga, Kitendo, Askari, Mufasa, Simba's pride, the Night Pride, Pinguino's rookery, Ma Tembo's herd, Jasiri's clan, Makuu's float, Twiga's herd, Thurston's herd, Cek and Rama's flock, Vuruga Vuruga's herd, and the Traveling Baboon Show, among others, in the film.
  • During the reprise of "Circle of Life", a pride of lions can be seen walking towards the Tree of Life. This indicates that it's Kion and Rani as young adults with their cubs[1]; however, their cub's presentation was removed from the final cut, only shown in the Expanded Edition.[2][3]
  • Makuu's float, Swala's herd, Vuruga Vuruga's herd, Muhimu's herd, Uroho, Mwevi, Mwizi, Kifaru, Ajabu, Mbuni, Chama, Mzaha, Furaha and Laini were to attend the ceremony, but this scene got ultimately removed. However, it was added on the Expanded Edition. Also, there were Tenuk and Seisou-esque tapirs and gibbons shown among the massive herd.[4]
  • When Thurston gets left behind at the Tree of Life, it would seem that his herd disbands.
  • Baliyo appears to have a romance on Zuri.
  • Tamaa was originally chosen to be sung by Schon, but dialogue was transferred to have Byrnes provide his lines.

References

  1. These cubs were intended as Aletheia, Raja, and Sawa, but were renamed to promote the Night Pride fanmade series, if borrowed with permission.
  2. Mysterious pride in TLK Revisited
  3. Makiniholdsthenextmonarch-Revisited
  4. AnimalsatKion'scoronation-Revisited
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